Skype VS Axvoice - Choosing the right VoIP provider
Internet phone services vary in great deal. Many people after seeing this review would argue that Skype and Axvoice are VoIP providers but of different type. There is no doubt about that fact but still the basic utility that you derive from both these phone services is the same. Here is a look at both these VoIP services as to see which one offers great utility for the investment made.
Service quality of a phone is largely dependent on the reliability. After using many services in the past, I feel that the first preference in selecting a phone service should be given to the quality of service offered by a VoIP provider. What good is a service if it is not reliable? Phone is a piece of equipment that is used in case of emergencies as well. While using Axvoice and Skype over an extended period of time, I found both of them offering excellent quality phone service. There weren’t any reliability issues that I faced.
Configuration and setup
Configuration and setting up of the modern phone can be easy or extremely difficult. It all depends on how intelligently the whole system has been built up by the phone service provider. Always ensure that you are opting for a service whose phone system is easily installable. Axvoice is set up through the traditional ATA system of VoIP while Skype is totally based on computer. But still, both are easy to use and there aren’t any particular issues that I faced in installing anyone of them. Physically however, Skype is a bit easier to install.
Skype and Axvoice, both offer good quality phone service. I made phone calls to people in the US and the UK. The initial idea was to test the voice. Local calls are better in quality in both services; however, when I make international calls, the difference becomes more evident. Axvoice offers a steady calling experience without any hiccups or interruptions. Skype on the other hand has some serious problems with it. I experienced disconnections, echoes, and even noise at some point in time due to which I disliked the experience of making long distance calls on Skype.
International calling rates
Skype is such a big name and it should be competitive in terms of calling rates, but it isn’t. The international calling rates are pretty when compared with any other VoIP services’ calling rates. I was first shocked to find that but thankfully, Axvoice is better in this regard. The calling rates that it offers are highly competitive and ensure that you call anywhere in the world without burning holes in your pocket.
Features of service
In terms of features, both Axvoice and Skype are really competitive. After having a complete look at both these services, I found out that both were offering excellent quality features which would definitely add more value to both these services. At the end, the differences between Axvoice and Skype may be very minute but still Axvoice is a better choice for me. It is less costly for international calls, has slight edge over call quality, therefore, I recommend Axvoice.