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MyNetFone are having a sale.

Posted By: Brad, posted 2007/06/09 01:25
MyNetFone are having a sale - they are the guys that offer you free calling credit when you buy selected headphones at oo.com.au.

They have heaps of their voip products available at a reduced rate, with free express shipping and $20.00 free calling credit with each item purchased.

The best deal they have is the VMNF100LD Analogue Telephone Adaptor which is on sale for $19.95, with RRP supposedly $99.95. This deal's good because it has free express post AND you get your $20 call credits. So you can gain 5c in a way. :/

The sale ends at the end of June. Check out the other deals there too.
Expiry date:2007/06/30
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  • nod2007/06/09 20:26:29
    Voted Hot Brad
    Thanks
    $20 call credit not bad at all.
    What are their call prices like - anyone know?
  • hbtoh2007/06/10 10:14:48
    nod
    Voted Hot Brad
    Thanks
    $20 call credit not bad at all.
    What are their call prices like - anyone know?


    I've been with them for a few months - there was a Whirlpool.com.au special a while back - I think it was here on Buckscoop.

    VERY happy with the service. On my plan, which is similar to current plans, land line call anywhere in Australia is 10 cents. Importantly, call quality is fine. International rate same as the cheap phone cards you can buy, except so much more convenient.

    No surprises or traps with the billing.

    The VOIP adaptor arrived with 2 days, plugged it in, and it all just worked! I was very impressed.

    Voted HOT

    ps. I got the Netcom V300 which has the advantage of both a VOIP and landline connection, so incoming calls on my landline number pass straight through to my VOIP phone, and outgoing calls can be VOIP.
  • nod2007/06/10 17:00:55
    Welcome to Buckscoop HBTOH and thanks for the feedback.
    The quality with the VOIP I think is very important. Not much use if it is cheap and you can't hear a thing.
    10c OZ calls is nice.
    What is the advantage of having your incoming landline calls going thru your VOIP phone or is it just convenience?
  • sab9882007/06/10 17:05:16
    well that means u can make calls using ur VoIP number and take advantage of the 10c untimed calls australia wide and still use ur incomming telstra or optus landline number and only use one phone ( handset ) attached to ur ATA (Analouge phone adaptor). Also, in the event that ur VoIP number fails, people can still call u on ur landline number ( i.e. through ur ATA box).
  • nod2007/06/10 19:37:33
    Thanks for that Sab988 - easier to have one phone
  • enthusiast2007/06/10 22:44:00
    I've been looking around for a VoIP solution for our place using a "standard" phone, and there are plenty of options on that site!!

    Thanks for sharing :-)
  • nod2007/06/10 22:48:17
    You are more than welcome Enthusiast
    Did you find something useful and sign up?
  • twingurl882007/06/11 10:04:22
    hey guys my internet connection is only 256kb
    do you think voip would work on it?
  • hbtoh2007/06/11 11:01:04
    twingurl88
    hey guys my internet connection is only 256kb
    do you think voip would work on it?


    I think it should be OK. I am on Big Pond cable which has very fast download but only 128 kps upload (upstream). Since VOIP is a 2 way communication, the limiting factor for me is the upload speed, and it works fine.

    Your VOIP call quality would become poor or not even connect if you are doing heavy downloading ie. bit torrent - but should be OK for normal surfing and conversation.

    Cheers,
    HB.
  • twingurl882007/06/11 14:11:52
    hbtoh
    I think it should be OK. I am on Big Pond cable which has very fast download but only 128 kps upload (upstream). Since VOIP is a 2 way communication, the limiting factor for me is the upload speed, and it works fine.

    Your VOIP call quality would become poor or not even connect if you are doing heavy downloading ie. bit torrent - but should be OK for normal surfing and conversation.

    Cheers,
    HB.


    i checked and my upload is actually only 64kb! the download is 264kb. does that change things
  • nod2007/06/11 18:19:40
    Just out of interest Twingurl88, who is your ISP?
  • admin2007/06/11 18:28:28
    twingurl88;7046
    i checked and my upload is actually only 64kb! the download is 264kb. does that change things


    that depends on the quality of the voice encoding on netphone. I cant comment on their specifics but skype encode is low so you can sustain a pretty good conversation on low end connections (provided its skype to skype). For some reason skype to landline is almost always crap.

    SO anyway 64kb should still be ok, but yea - you might find things slow while your talking. But having said that the upstream requirements of most browsing is small.
  • admin2007/06/11 19:27:44
    This post is what brads talking about when he refers to headphones, oo and free credit.

    And theres another post with more credit and headphones... going off.
  • twingurl882007/06/11 19:47:49
    im with unwired and i know people think its crap but thats all that is available to me. so the stated speeds are never consistent cuz its wireless.
  • admin2007/06/11 19:55:57
    I dont know what your connecting to them with but if the speeds are really flakey you might be able to counteract some of that through using a transceiver or some form of amplifier.

    I use one of these things connected to an external arial to pick up remote / weak signals - but its a fairly low power amplifier. I've just bought a higher power one but havent yet had it working due to a manufacturing error
  • jumpingjack2007/06/12 01:10:42
    I would be more worried about latency rather than speed if you're on unwired twingurl88. Maybe check your ping times to see how bad the latency is. If it's too high then that will mess up voip.
  • admin2007/06/12 08:04:54
    why does latency screw things up ? Does it leave voip confused because of the lag?
  • twingurl882007/06/12 09:00:56
    jumpingjack
    I would be more worried about latency rather than speed if you're on unwired twingurl88. Maybe check your ping times to see how bad the latency is. If it's too high then that will mess up voip.


    i pinged to unwired.com.au and the average is 181ms. is that the latency?
  • Brad2007/06/12 20:07:00
    Another headset that comes with MyNetFone credit is here.
  • jumpingjack2007/06/13 19:15:48
    i pinged to unwired.com.au and the average is 181ms. is that the latency?


    Yeah. 181ms is pretty high although I think the threshold I've seen for voip is around 250ms. 181ms you might get some lag in the call though. Dunno - maybe call them up and ask what they think, that way if it doesn't work well it will be an easy return?

    Long delays in speech communications cause echo and talker overlap problems. Echo is caused by the telephone hybrid circuit at the far end and causes the near-end talker to hear a reflected version of his voice. This reflection becomes annoying when the delay is greater than 50 ms. Talker overlap becomes significant if the one-way delay is greater than 250 ms, as the conversation becomes more of a push-to-talk rather than a normal conversation.


    from here: http://commsdesign.com/design_corner/OEG20021016S0005
  • tlaing2007/06/17 21:16:46
    Here is the same deal, but with the Whirlpool Saver plan added onto it (A much better rate plan then any of the plans published to the public on their website)

    http://www.mynetfone.com.au/offers/whirlpool/
  • nod2007/06/17 21:22:57
    Hey thanks for the link Tlaing

    Do you just use the link to get the discount or do you need to provide a WP username?
  • hbtoh2007/06/17 21:37:44
    tlaing
    Here is the same deal, but with the Whirlpool Saver plan added onto it (A much better rate plan then any of the plans published to the public on their website)

    http://www.mynetfone.com.au/offers/whirlpool/



    This is an excellent deal. I know because I'm on the Whirlpool deal from a few months and think it's great - thought it had expired.

    And the offers on the VOIP equipment are really good.

    This deserves it's own posting and should be voted real HOT :D

    The best part of this deal compared to Engine is that there is no minimum monthly spend - so if you don't like it, don't use and it won't cost you anything!


    HB.
  • twingurl882007/06/17 22:01:27
    nod
    Hey thanks for the link Tlaing

    Do you just use the link to get the discount or do you need to provide a WP username?


    i followed the link and bought the 19.95 phone adaptor with $20phone credit from them and they didn't request a whirlpool account details at all so no hassles.
  • admin2007/06/17 23:00:43
    Good stuff twingurl. Keep us posted on how you find it.
  • twingurl882007/06/17 23:18:51
    admin
    Good stuff twingurl. Keep us posted on how you find it.


    well it got delivered by startrack express and the very next day after i ordered it too so pretty good service. but more importantly, the voice quality was so clear when i thought that it was gonna lag even with my unwired connection. so overall very happy :)
  • jumpingjack2007/06/18 00:48:32
    Awesome twingurl88, glad it's working! Lots of $$$$ saving to be had now :D
  • hbtoh2007/06/18 02:19:15
    twingurl88
    well it got delivered by startrack express and the very next day after i ordered it too so pretty good service. but more importantly, the voice quality was so clear when i thought that it was gonna lag even with my unwired connection. so overall very happy :)


    Well done twingurl88 ! Enjoy it and save $$
  • absolutebeginner2007/06/21 20:36:52
    MyNetFone still have a whirlpool special until end of June. You follow the links from whirlpool.net.au (in the Voip forum) and the benefits are:
    No monthly fee, 10c local and national calls, 15c per minute for mobiles. You need the right gear for VoIP. I'm getting an SPA 3102 Analog Telephone Adaptor (ATA) from them which comes with $5 call credit, free delivery for $99. This is way cheaper than anywhere else. This ATA is not locked to MyNetFone so you can program into other voip providers for cheaper rates. The benefit of using MyNetFone is all billing under one roof. There are few offers that match it! I'm not using it yet, waiting to get Broadband (see my deal search for Optus Direct). Can't wait to reap in the cost benefits!
  • admin2007/06/22 09:54:06
    makes me wonder what whirlpool is getting from that deal? I really am a cynic.
  • ozpete2007/06/23 10:10:57
    admin
    makes me wonder what whirlpool is getting from that deal? I really am a cynic.


    Being a cynic has its advantages, but if you visit whirlpool and see how its structured I think its unlikely they are getting something from this, they dont promote this other than letting it have its own forum posting.

    That said I have been using this service - upgraded to the whirlpool deal, for 8 months and its been a great savings.

    There are other voip providers that friends use that they are happy with. Whirlpool has assessments by users of many voip providers. Some good and bad experiences - again with all providers.

    In this case with some of these Mynetfone deals its really cheap to try and the benefits are great.

    The only caveat is to watch using a Voip service with a Telstra supplied modem. In many reported (on whirlpool) cases and also by my brother, these modems seem to be locked against all voip providers. You would need a new modem.

    While Mynetfone extended the Whirlpool offer before, there is no guarantee they will do it again. Yep us cynics might say - its a come on deal, but sometimes he who hestitaes etc etc.

    enjoy

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