The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_102.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.
A Internet-based phone service primarily for Americans. Netscape pushed it. Instead
of using the dedicated long distance lines, it used the packet-switched Internet.
This is more efficient since you don’t tie up a circuit when you are not
talking. With regular long distance lines, you dedicate two circuits for the duration
of every call. Further, software can digitally compress your voice packets to
transmit them faster. The disadvantage is slighly lower quality because packets can
get lost especially when the Internet is busy. For Canadians, it makes no sense since
per minute, three times what the phone company charges. For Americans, it is only
a minute and free if the other end has a computer too. The service can also be used
for international calls. The caller has to have an Internet-computer with microphone
and sound card. The receiver may have an Internet-connected computer or may use an