By Alok Saboo on February 8th, 2009
SmartVoIP offers some great rates to popular destinations around the world. You can call India for 0.15 Euro cents, Pakistan for 0.085 Euro cents, etc. It also offers free calls to a few destinations including Canada, USA, UK(Landline), Singapore, Taiwan, China, Portugal, Thailand, Spain, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, and Japan. Although as compared to some other Betamax services, the list of free countries is rather modest. You can find the complete rate list here.
SIP port : 5060
Registrar : sip.smartvoip.com
Proxy server : sip.smartvoip.com
Outbound proxy server : leave empty
Account name : your SmartVoip username
Password : your SmartVoip password
Display name/number : your SmartVoip username or voipnumber
Stunserver (option) : stun.smartvoip.com
It also provides local access numbers in a lot of countries, thus allowing you to use the service anywhere like a calling card. You can add your mobile number to the account so that you do not have to enter the PIN numbers. You could even use this trick so that you can dial the destination directly without listening to any prompts.
I have personally used SmartVoIP and other Betamax services and am completely satisfied with the service. I have never faced any billing issues, although some people have complained about such issues.
This is besides the point, but it appears that Betamax is learning from the user feedback. SmartVoIP actually has the complete contact information on its website. It also has the telephone number (+49-221-3549565) where you can reach the company.
So if you are looking for cheap calls, I would recommend that you to give SmartVoIP a try!!!