i've heard mixed things about voip. i'll agree with coreybryant and say that residential is fine. perhaps you can make long distance calls from your voip number until it's more established before you start getting calls in.
VOIP works fine for inbound or outbound calls.
There are problems with contries which don't have local VOIP points, calls forwarded to nearest country where there is VOIP server and then by land lines they are routed to requested country and here you will hear problems with voice transferring.
Also, there are problems if your broadband line is heavy loaded or you are using the Sat Internet where pings are not less than 500ms. You will hear noises instead of the voice or delays in responses.
But in general , VOIP works fine. At least, for us
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Originally posted by eukhost Who is your service provider in australia ? do you have the hardware provider from australia itself or are they global service providers ?
I use Faktortel (www.faktortel.com.au) for DID / VoIP which terminates to an asterisk PBX located at the datacentre, from there it has an IRV/PBX and then I use a Cisco IP phone to make and receive calls. Setup cost ~AU$2000, it paid for itself 3 months in.