Tenn Talk

Marketing, Medicine and Dad - This side of the Mississippi.

Name:
Location: Tennessee

20 August 2004

VOIP - Pronounce it? Want it? Get used to it!

VOIP - Voice Over Internet Protocol is new to the Internet and already there's a price war going on. Depending on which company you choose, you can have unlimited local and long distance phone calls for $20 to $30 per month, via the Internet. You can pick your area code, keep your existing phone number, call Western Europe as a local call, and do it all with your existing telephone number and a computer - and save one to two thirds off your current phone bill.

And it's cheap for the companies that run the Internet phone systems, too. AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner, Quest, Cablevision, Vonage (the pioneer in Internet calling) and newcomers like Lingo, are all aggressively jumping in to serve this rapidly growing audience. According to a recent WSJ article, the only thing stopping the consumer is the unfamiliarity of the process.

But it's amazingly simple. All you need: a high speed Internet connection (cable or DSL) and an adapter that plugs into your computer modem. Your computer routes the call over the Internet. Phone calls will travel the Internet along side normal Internet traffic, raising concerns about the quality and security of the conversation. But the savings can be significant for those with high speed connections from a cable company as they may eventually disconnect their phone line completely. Those with DSL cannot do without their traditional phone line, but still enjoy considerable savings on phone charges.

VOIP - it's not just for geeks anymore. I just wish someone would tell me how to pronounce it.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

apparently with video now:

anyone tried this:

http://www.skypejournal.com/blog/archives/2005/04/skypesee_window_1.php

4:31 AM  
Blogger Joe Muka said...

Just surfing around late night and came upon your blog...I liked it.
My site about Voip Phone System is hard to have a blog for VOIP stuff and boring too

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... Interesting post on cisco voip phone. By the way... Just found this resource where you can post your own articles on cisco voip phone - if you have something you want to share with the world. Besides, at the same time you'll get a link back to your own site on anything concerning cisco voip phone - or whatever else you'd like... why don't you check it out for yourself now...

1:06 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Could any bloggers out there suggest a good site for
articles?

1:44 PM  
Blogger The Computer Guys said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a speed up dsl connectionspeed up dsl connection site/blog. It pretty much covers speed up dsl connection Problems with your Windows Xp Computing !
Come and check it out if you get time :-)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greatest Blog Post. Please visit this site on discount long distance company
discount long distance company

10:41 PM  
Blogger nomorespots said...

I've just found you site after doing research for **Call Free With VoIP**. http://www.callfreewithvoip.com/ is a Voice Over IP (VoIP) resource site that may have further information of interest.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switching to Lingo is the best option. Because, it is backed by Primus - one of the most powerful telecommunication companies in the world. Lingo presently offers several oustanding, money-saving residential and business calling solutions. Compared to other VoIP providers, it offers over 200 area codes covering the major places in the US and 15 international numbers.

Lingo's Chatter Box Plan is now offered 3 months free and other great promos.

1:39 AM  
Blogger voip said...

Make Cheap International Calls Using VOIP. Voip review - Choose The Best One For You. voip providers - Compare

3:01 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home