Given the complete lack of support to customers from Skype and their bad and unacceptable business practices against their own customers, I am trying out a number of other alternatives.
I will list below the ones I know and may have tried and would like additions and comments from you too. If Skype treats us that poorly and doesn’t listen to us then we move.
Yahoo Messenger – Offers a call in number for $2.50 a month (http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/voice/)
Globe7 – Integrated VOIP solution (http://www.globe7.com)
Telbo – Offers subscriptions similar to Skype but cheaper (http://www.telbo.com)
Tpad – Offers a variety of VOIP solutions (http://www.tpad.com)
A number of VOIP sites (all from the same company), have different pricing arrangements, some countries are really cheap or free (for a set period of time when you charge). Call quality isn’t the best. SMS is very cheap too.
http://www.voipstunt.com, http://www.smsdiscount.com. http://www.lowratevoip.com, http://www.smartvoip.com
This is a start and I will add/remove as necessary. Once again, your contributions are welcome