What vexes VoIP users?

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Mar 2 01:50:37 CST 2011

On Mar 1, 2011, at 8:01 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bret Palsson" <bret at getjive.com>
>> VoN? Didn't know there was a difference. Same protocols, same
>> RTP,RTCP, Codecs, DSCP values. Am I missing something?
> Well, you try to hold a conversation with someone while there's Torrent
> traffic going on on the same link, using a third-party SIP provider, and
> you tell *me* how that works out...
> Cheers,
> -- jra

It's worked out great for me in a number of places. OTOH, it was kind
of dicey even without the torrents from other places.

I found that bandwidth and jitter were the bigger issues than other
applications I was sharing the link with.

I even managed to get passable call quality (though far from ideal)
calling the US on a US third party provider from my soft-phone on
my laptop from Kigali, Rwanda. I think that's close to a worst case
scenario, frankly.

These days, voice is a very low-bandwidth service. On any decent
link, it seems to get through just fine.


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