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Romanian VoIP providers – Geotel – (III)

Geotel is another VoIP provider that gives you the possibility to take your own landline number with you where ever you go in the world. The company is based in Suceava (a city in the northern part of Romania).

Sound quality Ok
The prices Are a little high. They can charge you between 0.015 E – 0.025 E per minute on the land-line network. The list of all connection prices can be found here: http://www.geotel.eu/tarifeprepay.php
Are the phone calls in the provider’s network free? Yes!
Does it have a Voice mail? Yes! *
It is advertised but I did not see the option on the configuration platform
Does it have a cost control service? Yes!
Does it have a STUN service? Yes!
Can you buy the credit On-Line? Yes! (through various ways like:  PayPal and ePayment)

 

The good stuff:
One of the obvious parts when you first see their webpage is that you will get 25 minutes for free once you are registered for a limited period and unlimited phone calls in the Geotel network (see here http://www.geotel.eu/support/index.php?pid=knowledgebase&cmd=viewentclient&id=11). Continue reading

Romanian VoIP providers – Smartcall – (I)

SmartCall

SmartCall logo

The first VoIP provider that I’m going to present is Smartcall. The choice was not made totally random as this provider was also the first that introduced me to the world of VoIP back in Romania.

Bellow is a small questionnaire with some basic things that I think each provider should have:

Sound quality Ok, I never had any problems with the connection.
The prices Are great, if you have your friends in Romtelecom. They will charge you between 0.01 E – 0.02 E in the Romtelecom network and with 0.025 E for other landlines. The list of all connection prices can be found here: http://www.smartcall.ro/tarife/tarife%20conectare%20directa%20-%2010-july-2007.pdf
Are the phone calls in the provider’s network free? Yes!
Does it have a Voice mail? Yes! *
It is advertised but I did not see the option on the configuration platform
Does it have a cost control service? Yes!
Does it have a STUN service? Yes!
Can you buy the credit On-Line? Yes!

 

The good stuff:

And also that they have a STUN server! Yes, believe it or not, this is not a common thing on the VoIP providers in Romania.

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