Internet Phone Service Calling Cost Less

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Broadband providers can now offer internet phone service through VOIP technology. High speed broadband providers can now offer VOIP phone service at a fraction of the cost of land lines with better quality to all customers.



Not surprisingly, the success of the VOIP technology has lead to a glut of new broadband providers, all competing for customers. This situation works in the buyers favor as companies, in the face of competitive pressures, are forced to reduce prices and/or provide superior features than their competitors. A little research into finding the best broadband provider to fit your needs can go a long way in terms of satisfaction and money saving benefits.



Probably the biggest name in broadband providers is Vonage. With their massive and effective marketing blitz, many consumers mistakenly believe that Vonage is the only residential VOIP provider. Vonage is considered by many industry watchers to be a middle of the road service in that it has a moderate feature set and a moderate price . Vonage friendly service, promotional rates and ease of installation is a good choice for customers who want to test the technology before committing.



You don’t have to be computer savvy to have this system installed.
For the more tech savvy consumers who are looking for the ultimate in price reduction and do not require some of the frills that come with many of the voice over IP services, there are bare-bones PC based communication options such as Skype, Google Talk, SIP and newcomer Magicjack. Basic services such as PC to PC calls are provided by Google Talk and Skype. This is commonly done using a headset or computer microphone and speakers, but it is also possible to purchase an adapter that allows users to use their existing cordless and corded phones.


SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is not a company but a communications protocol which allows communicate from PC to PC at no cost to the users. You must be computer literate to connect the SIP devices, but the recognition and zero monthly cost are enough incentive for some users.


When searching for a broadband phone provider, it is important to know your budget and required features before talking with a high speed broadband provider about your telephony setup. To reduce your choices check the internet for pro and cons of the providers.


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