08-18-2005, 11:20 AM
| | Re: VoIP on Telewest 512 broadband
"Brian A" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> How well does VoIP operate on TW broadband 512?
> Also...How easy is it to do browsing and be on the phone
> at the same time?
Shouldn't be a problem. 512 is fast enough for a single PC and a phone
call, although if you anticipate several PC's and more than one
simultaneous call it will probably struggle. Remember a single VoIP call
on the highest quality codec will take approx. 80-90k in *both*
directions, watch your uplink speed.
Do you intend to use a PC with a softphone such as X-Lite or an adaptor to
plug in a normal phone..? The latter, while initially expensive as you
have to buy it (although some providers give you one when you open an
account, but it may be locked to them, which is limiting for some) but the
quality of audio is far better.
Do you have a provider or equipment in mind..?
Hope this helps,