January 30, 2004
Telio.no beats Skype in a heartbeat!

*rubbing my eyes* - am I dreaming?

Norwegian IP telephony provider Telio.no offers IP telephony with a hefty twist: you can call normal telephones - free* and you can receive phone calls from normal phones to your IP telephony subscription (you can even keep your old landline number!).

It should be noted they have the same or similar subscriptopn fees as Norwegian landline provider Telenor, but for customers that already have a broadband connection independently of their phone line (students, cable modem...), this must be a dream come true?

As I am not currently in Norway I haven't given the offer a spin, but I'm thoroughly curious to hear others' experiences! Asle? Trond-Are? *hint hint*

... oh and try to top this: they have a WLAN phone! Yeah! That's right! It works like a mobile phone when you're in a WLAN covered area. Is that cool or what?

(*) free national calls, a fee is charged after 100 international minutes per month plus for calls to cell phones (and probably also to other specialty numbers (directory inquiries etc)

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I know I'm late posting, but still;

I've tested their service for a few months, and like Dagbladet my experience is positive though some defeats concur...

We've just finalized a rather lengthy porting of my telephone number from my previous provider, and outbound caller id just started working...

But all in all, I'm happy and content. For a while. Let's see what happens when the ratpack starts launching voip-services later this year. I will NEVER switch to former monopolists, but telio need to stay competitive...

//trond-are, aka airplay

Posted by: trond-are on June 20, 2004 10:35 PM

Telio - and IP telephony "to the people" is not quite as simple as it looks. It has taken me about 2 months to make it work. I had to dump one ADSL modem and one SIPURA adapter from Telio had to be replaced.
Still I think Telio deserves credit for the work they're doing. At the moment I'm very pleased with the service Telio is offering.
If you read norwegian, you are welcome to visit my blog where I have described the "Telio-situation" in greater detail.
Best regards,
Kristen J. Ruud

Posted by: Kristen on June 21, 2004 09:23 PM
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