Ron ~ Wildblue Select Pak since 01-2006, Anik F2 Beam 26, service through NRTC, Dell XPS, 2Gig Ram, XP Pro, Router DD-WRT- WRT54GL, Laptop, Dell XPS - Windows 7
Their server "farms" can be upgraded, along with higher throughput when needed.
Wildblue Legacy Gateway system is a different "animal." DAMA was most likely a tool to insure all page elements could be sent at once.
I also tried Magic Jack. It is much more simple and connectivity was not an issue but, the the latency caused a delay of almost .5 seconds and I got a bad connection now and then. Weather affects ability to call out as well. I had no service during heavy rain. Can beet $30/year but, if you are a home business, the voicemail and called ID says Magic Jack which was a little unprofessional.
M2cosey, and everyone,
We've successfully trialed Skype video chat calls over Exede systems at several public demos (CES in Las Vegas, and dealer conventions in Atlanta & Orlando). It works very well.
We've also trialed VOIP calls successfully several times. One demo of VOIP that you can see was at our CES booth. Fast forward to the 5:45 mark of this video (courtesy of Engadget).
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You might want to try an OBI100. The device is about 40.00-50.00 depending on where you buy it. It can be set up to work with Google Voice which is free and works just like anyother VoIP service. If you don't like it, you are only out the price of the box.
Interested in seeing what VOIP might be offered as mentioned in the video particularly for small business uses. I would subscribe.
I just tried out MAGIC JACK with my new upgraded Exede and it worked fine...Then after a couple of days I noticed that my data usage went wild...
I burned up 10-11GB in 2 days and I do not ever stream, download big files, movies etc. I had only received 4-5 phone calls over that period of time. I started closely monitoring usage to find that approx. 100mb was being used every 20-30 mins even when there was no phone activity.. Needless to say I disconnected Magic jack...
First time poster here! Has anyone used the Nettalk duo? I've ordered one and it's supposed to be here tomorrow and I'm excited to see how it preforms.