Internet Phone Service Calls Cost Less but are the Best

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Recent technology using the TV co axial cable for voice transmission has opened up a niche in the communication field. By enabling users to take advantage of their existing broadband connection to make and receive cheap phone calls, VOIP has become a real money saver for both residential and business customers alike.



The competition in the communication field has been greatly increased with the advent of voip technology offered by the broadband providers. 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. Homes and businesses that have a high speed broadband connection and looking for a voip telephony should do the homework to investigate the pros and cons of the different broadband providers before signing up.



Undoubtedly, the most famous broadband phone provider 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 is only one choice and there are many more broadband providers that offer the same good service and standard features to choose from.



You don’t have to be computer savvy to have this system installed.
Google Talk, SIP and Skype to name a few are basic internet voip services without all the features but are less expensive than many competitors. PC to PC calls directly over the internet are offered by broadband providers Skype and Google Talk at a reduced cost. 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. Using SIP directly requires more work and technical knowledge than the other communications, but the cost savings along with the cool factor of using the protocol directly are draws 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. Reading an internet review is a great way to narrow down the choices.


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