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Unread 03-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi,

With Betamax trying their hardest to lose my custom with their attitude to voxalot I have been looking for a non-Betamax provider.

I came across http://startel.pt/eng/index.html
They seem to have a similar business model to Betamax (i.e Euro 10 top up give you free calls, not sure for how long though)

Anyone know of them / used them?
Obviously sceptical to sign up and hand over my hard earned cash to just anyone!
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Unread 03-23-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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Viewing the English page, the FAQ says that the free calls are limited to one minute.
http://startel.pt/eng/faq.html

See Items 1.6 and 1.7.

Not sure what they mean, because I thought I can only register my own number, not destination numbers, and obviously there is no VOIP path to a pure landline number (otherwise, I would call it directly).

Their rates are quite reasonable otherwise.

Tried to register yesterday, but did not receive a confirmation email yet.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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I think, much like Betamax, that if you don't sign up for the Euro 10 'VIP' service then you only get 1 minute of free calls.

If you purchase the VIP service it doesn't say what the time limits are.

I registered no problem, email arrived instantly.
Signed up for the free service, haven't paid anything as yet.
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At first I thought they only offered free calls to ENUM numbers - i.e. phone numbers that can be registered as VoIP numbers at e164.org, like the ones Sipgate give out. Then I saw the VIP section and now I'm not so sure. It sure looks like you get free calls. Someone must be daring enough to add credit - go on!! I just lost €10 on Betamax's new product JustVoip, which I now find out doesn't have SIP enabled!

On StarTel I can't find the host name anywhere. The pictures do not download no the XLite Configuration page. Is it just startel.pt?
Update: says it's registered now with startel.pt as host. Will now switch back to non-registration mode.

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At first I thought they only offered free calls to ENUM numbers - i.e. phone numbers that can be registered as VoIP numbers at e164.org, like the ones Sipgate give out. Then I saw the VIP section and now I'm not so sure. It sure looks like you get free calls. Someone must be daring enough to add credit - go on!! I just lost €10 on Betamax's new product JustVoip, which I now find out doesn't have SIP enabled!

On StarTel I can't find the host name anywhere. The pictures do not download no the XLite Configuration page. Is it just startel.pt?
Update: says it's registered now with startel.pt as host. Will now switch back to non-registration mode.
Did you say" I just lost €10 on Betamax's new product JustVoip, which I now find out doesn't have SIP enabled! "?????!!!
Ok, so i've lost my 10€ too...
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I believe proxy is sip.startel.pt, host is startel.pt

Pics download in IE but not in Firefox. Had the same problem.
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thanx kurun but (just a small off topic sorry for that ), someone has the justvoip trick to use SIP?
Thanx a lot
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someone has the justvoip trick to use SIP?
Thanx a lot
See the post I just put in other thread for this
http://forum.voxalot.com/showthread....ted=1#post7105

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Martin, is there a way you can test if sip.startel.pt accepts calls from voxalot?
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It seems I can make calls OK through Startel via Voxalot. Have been limited to 1 minute though so far as haven't added credit yet.
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