VOIP on The Move

  Gorillaz 16:44 19 Apr 06

I am looking to upgrade my broadband account with BT to include the Broadband Talk VOIP to use both on my landline and also my laptop when I am travelling. I know BT are not the cheapest for calls but it is far easier for me regarding payments, I can just include the service with my quarterly bill. Questions I have are can you use VOIP using my laptop on any wi fi access point or would I be restricted to BT Openzone? Any recomendations on the type of USB phone to use, I want to use the phone on my office PC and laptop? Any other advice/pitfalls would be appreciated.

  Aargh 17:41 19 Apr 06

Thought about SKYPE - all you need is an internet connection?

click here

Find a cheaper ISP, unless you want an inclusive calls pakage

  Gorillaz 17:45 19 Apr 06

I have looked at SKYPE and Vonage, this would be my preffered choice, and the problem is paying upfront by credit card. As I said I know that BT are one of the most expensive but I do not want the agrravation of changing my business email address that is with BT.

  remind 17:48 19 Apr 06

click here appears to say that you don't need to connect at a BT access point.
This forum (click here) may be able to provide an definitive answer

  Gorillaz 19:21 19 Apr 06

Thanks for that remind, looks a really good site. One thing BT cannot confirm is that if I am in a hotel in say the Middle East and have wireless or broadband access on my laptop can I still use the service. This was one of the main benfits of Vonage, you can take their plug in box and make calls anywhere in the world.

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