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This review is from: netTALK DUO VOIP Telephone free USA and Canada Calling
Pros: The good:
1- As long you do not need customer service/tech support you can save alot of money on phone bill
2- Free long distance anywhere in U.S. & Canada
3- Will work with fax long as your fax machine is voip capable
Cons: The bad:
1- Unlike approx. 4 years ago there is *no* phone customer service/tech support
2- If you need customer service/tech support your only options are online chat or e-mail (see other thoughts)
3- IF your adapter fails you good luck trying to get your existing account transferred to a replacement adapter
4- Expect occasional outages
5- **The BBB currently has given Nettalk a "F" rating**
Other Thoughts: I was a Nettalk customer for over 3 years. When I first signed up there was decent customer service/tech support via phone & Nettalk had a good BBB rating too. Into fourth year of my service my adapter failed, so I bought a new one from walllmurt shipped "site to store." Seemed simple enough...just use Nettalk online chat and transfer new adapter to my existing account. After spending *48 minutes online their chat service kicked me off telling me chat support team was currently unavailable & to send an e-mail, so I did to tech support with ALL info needed to do transfer. Three and half days passed and still no transfer/activation to my existing account. I attempted four more times to get through via Nettalk's online chat, which was a futile waste of my time since I could never get through. I took the adapter back to walllmurt for a refund & signed on with one of Nettalk's competitors that took care of me in under one minute! I did send an additional e-mail to Nettalk telling them I was done and wanted a prorated refund. Here is what Nettalk had to say *five days later* after finally getting an e-mail response:
Dear Mr. (edited by me)
Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
Our sincere apology for the time to send you an answer. As you requested, we are cancelling your account and we want to clarify that our record shows that you made the last renewal on (edited by me), 2014, and the pro-rated refund will cover the (edited by me) months pending of service. The following is the record of the last renewal:
Creation Date 2014-(edited by me)
Response Reason Text This transaction has been approved.
Authorization Code (edited by me)
Avs Response (edited by me)
Transaction ID (edited by me)
Description netTALK DUO transaction for Phone Service Renewal. (ALL SALES ARE FINAL)
Primary Amount (edited by me)
Secondary Amount 0
Primary Code US_RFEE (edited by me)
Customer ID (edited by me)
First Name Billy
Last Name (edited by me)
Address (edited by me)
City (edited by me)
State (edited by me)
Zip Code (edited by me)
Your request for the pro-rated refund is processing under the netTALK internal Accounting control number ( edited by me.) It could take between 7 to 10 business days to be reflected as a credit on your credit card statement. Thank you for your understanding. We are closing this ticket.
Thank you for choosing netTALK and have a great day,
The reps name was "Ricardo." We shall see IF I ever get that refund. I will post an update whether I ever see it.
I hope some newegg employees read where I bought it. Sad to say I am a Premier member and get UPS SurePost, or FedEx SmartPost shipping at times (where UPS or FedEx hand off YOUR purchase to USPS for final delivery.) Nothing like paying an annual Premier fee for "generic" shipping. As for Nettalk I strongly advise all to steer clear of this voip.
Pros: The Good:
A) I got it for $89.99 w/FREE 2 day shipping to my **front door (not newegg)
B) Six cores
C) Great overclocker with a good (expensive motherboard)
Cons: The not so good:
A) Compared to my old FX 4100 I see only approx. 10% speed increase with both oced @ 4.1 Ghz/core
B) This cpu can barely beat out an Intel Ivy Bridge i3 (only some applications)
C) 95 watt TPD vs Intel Ivy Bridge i3's 55 watt TPD
D) Single thread apps Intel Ivy Bridge i3 smokes it
E) Minute performance gain is not worth upgrading IF you already have a FX Bulldozer CPU
F) OEM stock heatsink and fan( really bad) are total low quality garbage
Other Thoughts: I purchased this CPU for one of newegg's competitors that allow a refund for up to 30 days that does not cut corners on shipping expenses, and that is where this CPU is headed...a refund. I am an AMD fanboy; however I see AMD slipping further and further behind Intel. I own an Intel i3 Ivy Bridge and FX 4100, so I had the opportunity to really see how this Vishera stoodup, or should I say fell upon its face. Yes, it is faster than the discontinued FX 4100, but not enough to justify the expense of upgrading. Single thread performance is slightly better, but not by a lot. If you are sitting on fence debating whether to upgrade from your FX Bulldozer save your money it is not worth it. For just approx. $20.00 more you can buy an Intel i3, which is faster and more energy efficient too. I now wish I had not disregarded all benchmarks tests on this CPU vs Intel's i3's and FX 4100s. Some of you may already noticed the price is dropping. As for myself I am going to wait to see if Piledriver CPU(s) will have some guts before I decide to give up on AMD. My final thoughts: IF you are building a budget server buy this CPU...if you are a budget gamer spend approx. $20.00 and get the Intel i3...an Intel Ivy Bridge i5 (approx. $80.00 more) would eat this CPU for breakfast at only 77 watt TPD!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit
Pros: 1- Great OS IF you use 3.25 gig of RAM maximum and can tolerate Micro$$oft's deteriorating market monopoly
2- Not a smart phone OS
3- IF my only options were Windows 8.1 or Windows 7..take 7 anyday
4- Current versions of Linux X64 supported by AMD (great GPU drivers now) and Google (latest Linux X64 Google Chrome browser has cloned Flash Player pre-installed AND automatically supports NetFlix now!)
Cons: 1- Although we buy a copy of Windows... we do not actually own it...we are leasing it @ the mercy of Micro$oft's modifications (see other thoughts)
2- I got four copies of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit for sale now...I am done with Windoze
Other Thoughts: As of three days ago Micro$oft released a series of critical updates one, which blocks the RAM unlocking patch treating it as a corrupt file and will NOT let Windows load (get a startup error indicating 1 corrupt file.) I was so impressed I REMOVED Windows 7 from all four of my home desktops & installed a current version of Linux X64...faster than Windows. Goodbye Micro$$oft!!READ FULL REVIEW