Telstra – ‘Important Information About Your Home Phone’

As a user of a regular ADSL connection I have the pleasure of continuing to receive a monthly telephone bill from Telstra. With my February 2011 bill I received a nice letter from the Executive Director, Customer Service and Sales at Telstra informing me that from the 20th March 2011 ‘We will now bill all timed calls in one-minute blocks of time, which means that the charge for the call is automatically rounded up to the nearest minute.’

What does this really mean? Simple the consumer will pay more to receive the same service, even the Telstra CEO has been reported as saying that extra revenue would be ‘modest’ while other industry analysts have placed the cost of the change closer to a $100 million revenue increase per year.

Thanks Telstra – the value proposition of VoIP just got even better.

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Is Telstra’s Homeline Ultimate Plan What it Seems?

No sooner does VoIP begin to permeate through to residential Australia, than Telstra ups it’s homeline budget plan from $18.50 to $19.95 and introduces new plans obviously aimed at the very consumers they recently lost or are about to lose to VoIP. Upon hearing about the new unlimited STD/Local calling plan, the first thought from us here at VoIPChoice was, “Look out the big boys are finally starting to have a go at VoIP!”. So in the interest of research we hit the Telstra website to see what was on offer from Australia’s leading telco. (more…)

VoIP is not about computers

VoIP started as an industry buzzword to describe a bunch of protocols that allowed phone calls to terminate across an internet connection. On the face of it, not really exciting stuff for you and me. The reality however, is that VoIP is for everybody, not just the nerds to talk to each other via Skype or Google Talk. In fact, VoIP stands to benefit those of us whole like to use the phone, not chat on the internet!

  1. You need a computer to use VoIP FALSETo make a phone call over VoIP, all you need is a normal phone (the one you use now) a little box called an ATA, and a broadband internet connection. The computer does not even need to be switched on. (more…)