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VoIP over BTL #197826
07/05/06 01:33 PM
07/05/06 01:33 PM

Anonymous OP
Anonymous OP
I can't find the thread that discussed the PUC findings, but i seem to remember they said that BTL could block VoIP but only after they had provided an alternative. So far as I am aware there is no alternative and VoIP is now totally dead (over BTL DSL). Am I missing something, or is this just BTL doing whatever they want to do and hang legality?

Re: VoIP over BTL #197827
07/09/06 03:39 PM
07/09/06 03:39 PM

Anonymous OP
Anonymous OP
I'm overwhelmed by the response to this!

Not only is VoIP now non-existent on BTL, but in my view the service generally is degraded. I get markedly better response and fewer dropped pages when I use computers connected to cable. I think the time has come to ditch BTL altogether for internet access, though unfortunately they still have a total monopoly over all internal telephone services.

Re: VoIP over BTL #197828
07/09/06 05:24 PM
07/09/06 05:24 PM
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I still cannot use Skype - PC to PC I use Coral Cables.

Re: VoIP over BTL #197829
07/09/06 06:04 PM
07/09/06 06:04 PM
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Pedro 2---is this the thread you were seeking? smile


Re: VoIP over BTL #197830
07/09/06 08:52 PM
07/09/06 08:52 PM
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Mine Hill NJ
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BTL is going to do what it wants no matter what the PUC says. Go satellite and be done with it.

Re: VoIP over BTL #197831
07/10/06 03:11 PM
07/10/06 03:11 PM

Anonymous OP
Anonymous OP
NYgal - yes thanks, that was the thread.

I re-iterate my comment above. BTL DSL now stinks ((it's markedly inferior to its performance of a few months ago), and the service is very poor compared with cable. BTL are taking us all for fools. Certainly time to ditch them.

The problem with going satellite is the up-front cost, which is enormous. And it barely supports VoIP anyway.

Re: VoIP over BTL #197832
07/17/06 03:56 PM
07/17/06 03:56 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
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The following is a copy of an email and reply that I recieved from the President of WiFi Consulting regarding the ability to overcome blocking of VOIP's

To: [email protected]
Subject: Skype

"I have a condo on Abergris Caye, Belize. I have wired in DSL service.
I use Skype (VOIP) for communicating with the US while in Belize. More
frequently than not, Belize Telephone Limited who's lines are used for
the internet connection, blocks Skype & other similar VOIP's. Will your
program alleviate the problem & if so, which one of your programs would
you recommend. I have Windows XP."
Al Kruebbe
Peninsula Mortgage, Inc.

His Reply:
Yes it works. We have a lot of customers using the service just this
way. I actually did some tech support with a customer in China (I'm in
Washington DC) and it sounded suprisingly good. The best sounding
solution is to use a computer with a USB headset and then use
hotspotVPN2, change the default hsvpn2 config from tcp to udp for better
sound quality. It also allows you to take advantage of Skype's free
calls to the US and Canada for the rest of the year even though Skype is
limiting this to Skype calls that originate in the US.

Thank you.



Secure Wireless Networking Now

Glynn Taylor


It sounds good to me. I'm going to try it when we get back down in September. Only around $8.00 per month.

I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: VoIP over BTL #197833
07/18/06 08:40 AM
07/18/06 08:40 AM
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Try it at home first before you try it here. Work any configuration issues out while in a place you can make a phone call instead of here.

[email protected] to book your fishing trips.

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