Re: I'm done with phone company - time for Vonage?
Originally Posted by donheff
I am curious about Skype also. Aren't these the same euro guys who just sold to eBay for a $billion something? Same guys who brought us Kazaa P2P downloads? Their web site talks about free on-net calls (Skype to Skype) and $29/year unlimited in North America to off net phones. Sounds like a good deal.
Yeah, I guess the only problem I'm aware of is that they used the P2P "structure" to route calls. In effect, calls go through your bandwidth/ISP/computer, so all of the other users support your calls, and vice versa. From what I know about P2P, this can be a drag on your internet speed (if you're doing other things - downloading, etc. while lots of P2P data is going through your computer). Easy to fix when not downloading, shut off your computer. Not really the case, in the case of Skype, unless you don't want/plan on receiving calls.
...If I'm understanding all of this correctly.
See Skype criticism.
"There's those thinkin' more or less, less is more, but if less is more, how you keepin' score?
It means for every point you make, your level drops. Kinda like you're startin' from the top..." "Society" - Eddie Vedder