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Old 26-11-2014, 09:39   #16
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Re: Internet and communication advise

Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
One streaming function which is extremely useful is VOIP.

I work from my boat and often participate in hours-long conferences calls from my nav table. With a decent Internet connection (HSPA+ is plenty good enough; marina WiFi not), can be done with Skype or a SIP VOIP program (I use Zoiper and Freelycall). I pay $0.01 a minute or less to dial land lines in the UK, US, and most of Europe. I shudder to imagine what this would cost using normal circuit-switched mobile telephony.
Sorry, don't put VOIP in the streaming category although I guess you could think of it that way.

From Wikipedia - "Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider"

A provider is not normally someone I am talking with using VOIP.

As I mentioned in an earlier post we used Skype all through Europe, the Caribbean, and the US with great success using marina WIFI and others. Marina WIFI quality does vary though.

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