I am quite sure many of you heard of VOIP (Voice Over IP), and often will relate to the renown Skype Technologies S.A., recently acquired by eBay. Providing several services for many users, including free Skype-to-Skype calls, low tariff rate for SkypeOut, Beta version of SkypeIn and corperate type of Skype Groups, one of the most attractive offers Skype has offered is SkypeOut, with low tariff rates to several countries around the world. Since, acquired by eBay several months ago, there is been largely little improvement to Skype, nonetheless not to mention lower rates.
This is where a new challenger comes in, the VoipBuster! Other than providing FREE peer-to-peer calls, it also introduces FREE IP-to-landline calls to some destinations in the world. Currently at beta release, I have tested the software and it’s brilliantly cost-efficient and worth the money to switch from Skype.
Though there are some features missing from the VoipBuster, such as file transfer and voice mail, but the rates are comparatively much lower than Skype (for some destinations). Voice quality is not brilliant but it is decent for a 56k dialup access. Furthermore, with free calls to landlines, there is absolutely value-for-money, so what is there to complain about. Unfortunately, the Voipbuster currently only supports Windows platform. Mac OS and Linux will have to wait and see if there is going to be any release for other OS platform supports.
- PC running Windows XP, 2000 (with SP2)
- 300 MHz processor
- 128 MB RAM
- 10 MB free disk space on your hard drive
- Sound Card, and headset with microphone
- Internet Connection broadband: Cable, DSL, with minimum 64 kbit/s up/downstream)
Note that, the Free Calls to Landlines are limited to 1 minute for trial version. To make full use of the unlimited Free Landline calls, all you need to do is to become a fully registered user by purchasing €10 worth of credit to top up your account. The €10 credit deposit will remain as long as you are calling the free destinations.
Check it out right now. Download the beta release of Voipbuster and give it a try. If you are residing in Europe, you are most likely in luck with these free calls to some destinations.