[LINK] VoIP not dead
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 15:01:25 +1000
I think trying to use 28.8 *may* have been optimistic. Heaven knows, a 2M
link seems to be having trouble...
From: Pilcher, Fred [mailto:Fred.Pilcher@act.gov.au]
Sent: Thursday, 2 August 2001 13:50
To: Link List
Subject: RE: [LINK] VoIP not dead
My only experience of VOIP was to test it with a friend in Melbourne. We
were both using dial-up connections and Netmeeting (yes, yes - I know).
>2) Call quality is unpredictable at best. At worst, it's like using a
>mobile, driving through a tunnel, with a broken echo-canceller, and having
>satellite link in the conversation all at once.
It wasn't nearly that good for us.
We stuck with it for almost an hour, assuming that the problem had to be
with our settings since it couldn't possibly be that bad. But nothing we did
improved it. During the entire time I suppose we exchanged about a dozen
words, though they tended to be at random intervals and totally disconnected
from the sentences of which they were originally a part.
We were even silly enough to try video for few minutes but, of course, that
simply put an end to any semblance of voice connection at all.
*Was* it our settings, Netmeeting's implementation, or is it simply a crock
over a 28k dialup connection?