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AlienVoIP Service

Today we will share a new VoIP company from Malaysia with you – AlienVoIP. AlienVoIP established in year 2009 by MobiWeb. The headquarter of AlienVoIP is in Penang, Malaysia.

From the first day of our VoIP post, especially the Skype post until now, you may be curious, why the company and VoIP providers we recommended become less and less famous, today we even recommend you AlienVoIP which you probably never know before. Why?

Before we tested AlienVoIP, we used to have same idea with you, but as soon as after we tested their VoIP service for few months from different locations to different destinations, we have changed our mind that, this local company have done their best efforts to provide the quality service.

Before we share our experience with you, let’s us briefly tell you their rates and other condition or charges.

Call rates:

to Malaysia LandlineRM 0.11/minute

to Malaysia MobileRM 0.13/minute

AlienVoIP itself doesn’t provide any sms service, but their sister company iSMS do offer cheap SMS service.

SMS to Malaysia – RM 0.10 (you can get RM 0.085/sms if you reload RM 1,700 😛 )

Conditions:

Unused Credit will be expired if no any reload activity from the past 180 days.

Minimum top up amount is RM 20.

Payment method includes PayPal, Malaysia Local Bank Transfer, and charge/credit/debit cards.

Special Attention:

AlienVoIP call software unlike Skype, DellMont, Betamax, or Globe 7, just install and login to use, but it require some knowledge or guide to set up the setting in order to start your first call.

Below are the phone line setup guide

Control Panel screen

Phone Line setup guide

This page contain the guide and step by step on how to set up the AlienVoIP software:
http://www.alienvoip.com/setup.php

Reviews:

During several months of testing and using, most of the time (~95%) we get very smooth and high quality call, and we can talk as normal as normal phone call. You can understand our ‘feeling’ if you are Skype users, and AlienVoIP service really can compete with Skype quality. When we compare AlienVoIP with Skype in pricing, AlienVoIP is far cheaper than Skype pay as you go plan, especially AlienVoIP no connection fee, and you can save a lots of money from it.

AlienVoIP offer very convenience payment method, unlike Skype, Globe 7 or other international VoIP providers, you will need to pay via credit cards or PayPal, but AlienVoIP also accept bank transfer. You just need to go to bankin money or use internet banking facility to transfer to money and your account will be top up later. The only problem is you might have to wait up to 1-2 working days to get the reload pin.

Beside that, you have to carefully adjust the microphone volume (as show below). Based on our experience, 1/3 is the best heard. For us, if adjust to full, the other side will not hear our voice. However, this can be different from one to one. So we recommend you make a first test call or adjust the microphone volume during call to find the best setting for your own.

Although this is a bit difficult in set up the software setting, but it’s worth if you can get a quality service with low cost.

Oh ya, currently AlienVoIP is offering free trial credit (RM 1) for you to test drive their service when you register for an account.

iSMS also offer 5 free sms credit, test it before you buy!

MediaRing Talk VoIP

Unlike Skype, DellMont, Betamax, Globe 7 and many other VoIP service providers we will share with you later, MediaRing Talk call rates are not only based on which destination country you are calling to, but also based on from where you are calling it.

Several VoIP providers we have discussed with you in this few days and majority of the VoIP providers in the world, their charges only based on where you call, but not count along with from where you make the calls.

Today, we will share this special VoIP provider with you – MediaRing Talk. Why only share this company but not other similar charges based providers too? This is because MediaRing Talk is from our neighbour country – Singapore, and many Malaysian are using their service. We are not offense to them or any other VoIP providers, but we are comparing the services with you and aim for save money – as purpose or established of RMvalues.

Let’s see their rates (calling from Malaysia to Malaysia)

Landline – USD $ 0.018
Mobiles – USD $ 0.052

SMS – USD $ 0.10

From what you can see, the call rate, especially to Mobile is ‘very expensive’ if we compare to DellMont, Betamax, Globe 7 and so on, but is a bit cheaper than Skype, because they are not charging the connection fee.

Reviews:

We have tested MediaRing Talk for few weeks and we found that, their call quality is above average and quite good. Although the price is little bit expensive and different especially if you are not calling from Malaysia, but it’s still affordable. But based on our observation, there are not rate change of from where the calls made.

Beside that, you can make conference call to up to 5 persons, this facilitate you especially if you are using VoIP for business or conference calls, this unique feature is many VoIP providers do not offers.

Comments:

Good for Business which always required conference call or online meeting.

Globe 7 VoIP

Today we want to share another VoIP provider – Globe 7. Globe 7 facility is based on London, UK.

If you had used Globe 7 few years ago, you must be remembered that Globe 7 began with Free calls to worldwide by referring friends to join. However, this is not longer available now (not actually now, but it ceased 2-3 years ago).

Nevertheless, Globe 7 still continue their VoIP service by offering low call rate without charging connection fee, if we compare to Skype.

Globe 7 occasionally roll out the free cash voucher for their call and sms service through their sponsor partner. At the moment of writing this post, all their offers are not available in Malaysia, but we don’t know in near future whether it will available for us or not.

How cheap is their rate?

Calls to Malaysia Landline – USD $ 0.0186
Calls to Celcom – USD $ 0.025
Calls to DiGi – USD $ 0.0295
Calls to Maxis – USD $ 0.0293
Calls to Other Mobile Operators (e.g. U Mobile, XOX etc) – USD $ 0.033

SMS Malaysia – USD $ 0.0944

Minimum recharge amount is USD 5 (~RM 16) through Moneybookers or charge/credit/debit cards.

Comments:

We do not write review for Globe 7 because we had been using Globe 7 only for several times, and we have no enough data to evaluate their service. Basically their quality is in average as for our experience.