Hi Roger, Would love to know more about the OVH offer.
Comparing VOIP over satellite to that over the internet - not really a great deal of difference. Occasionally it suffers from a slight lag, similar to what you see with broadcasts coming from the USA, of about half a second, but this doesn't happen all the time. If it does, and you will soon know, as you start to talk over each other, just pause for half a second before replying. The call quality itself is fine.
If you think that the signal is being sent up thousands of miles to the satellite, then back to the base station in Italy, then on to the UK, I'm amazed it doesn't happen all the time
One thing to watch out for is that the phone adapter you get is compatible with Tooway. When we first got Tooway, I already had a VOIP box from Vonage, which I used in the UK successfully, but it just wouldn't work properly with Tooway. I could make outgoing calls, but any dialling me got a message saying number out of order.
We got our current box from our Tooway provider, in this case Avonline, and it is a Cisco Phone adapter, and it is fine.
I would be lying if I didn't say it is a compromise, but as I don't need to pay for a phone line, occasionally having to pause for half a second is acceptable, and as I said in my earlier post, we cant get ADSL or Wimax, so we had to come up with the most acceptable compromise.
I do resent paying FT for a phone line that cant do anything but make phone calls!
Hope this helps, and if you want to ring me to find out the quality, PM me for the phone number.