View Full Version : Voip.ms - Inbound + Forwarding - Do I pay origination and termination?
Jun 19th, 2012, 07:18 PM
So I was looking at picking up a toll-free DID from voip.ms. I'm trying to figure out if pricing is right for me vs. other carriers.
I'll probably be forwarding the DID to our in-house phone number.
When looking at the rates should I be looking at origination + termination rates per minute, or just termination?
Also, how's voip.ms' call quality?
They seem to have substantially lower costs than a lot of other pay-as-you go voip providers.
Jun 19th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Please note that when you forward a call, normal inbound charges apply according to your DID plan and the normal termination rate is also applied for the destination number for the duration of the call. For example let say that you have a DID from Dallas with the Per minute plan (incoming rate at $0.01) and you forward the call to an US cellphone number, the forward call will be charged as follow:
(incoming rate of the DID number) + (termination rate to the destination) = (total cost of call)
$0.01 + $0.0105 = $0.0205 per minute with the Value Route.
$0.01 + $0.0125 = $0.0225 per minute with the Premium Route.
Jun 21st, 2012, 07:00 AM
In my experience, call quality is excellent. Calls going to and from all over North America, and I can't recall ever having an issue.
Jun 21st, 2012, 03:38 PM
I also find their call quality is excellent. I've never had any problems with voip.ms. I don't use my house phone much, so I just have the pay as you go plan
Jun 21st, 2012, 06:00 PM
If you forward a toll-free DID to a landline, you'll pay both origination and termination. Assuming a toll-free DID from the Canadian carrier, a Canadian landline, and premium routing, you're looking at $0.032 + $0.0125 = $0.0445 per minute.
VoIP.ms' audio quality is excellent, especially with premium routing for your termination (outgoing call). Unfortunately their reliability isn't what it could be, but for the price it's tolerable.