By Michael Brito
With the current explosion of VoIP all over the world, it is
not surprising that many people in the U.S. are now jumping on
the VoIP bandwagon. The technology works by routing voice
conversations over the Internet via IP networks. The voice
does not use circuit switch transmission lines of the past,
instead uses packet switched networks that do the same thing,
but cheaper and more efficiently.
This amazing technology has many benefits for consumers and
businesses today. Take a look at these top benefits and decide
if you want to switch to VoIP today!
VoIP Doesnít Drain the Bank Account
Here is a quick exercise. Take out your current telephone bill
and examine each line item. You might find something like
(1) $19.99 for the basic phone service, (2) $5 for call
(3) $2 for caller id, (4) $10 for voicemail and the list goes
on. This total amount doesnít even consider any long distance
charges or applicable taxes either. Once calculated, your
bill might be between $60 and $75 dollars. That is too much
money to pay for phone service.
With VoIP, consumers pay one low monthly fee for phone
And, the beautiful thing is that all the features are included
in the fees; with some features not even being offered by the
phone companies like voicemail to email and call forwarding to
name a few. Now here is the mind blower: included in the low
monthly fee is unlimited calling to the US and Canada! The
industry standard for VoIP service is anywhere from $15 to $25
per month; not bad cost saving at all.
VoIP is Portable
One thing most people hate about moving into a new house is
the hard labor of lifting boxes all day long; itís having to
call the phone company to disconnect and reconnect their phone
service. Itís a hassle and there are always fees associated.
Because VoIP is connected to a high-speed internet connection
and not the traditional land line, it becomes almost as
portable as a cell phone. Essentially, consumers can take
phone number anywhere they move; and even if itís just for a
For example, let's assume that you have to go on a business
trip to New York. Simply pack up your phone adapter, (power
supply & cables) and your touch tone phone. When you arrive at
your hotel in Manhattan, set up your phone adaptor and phone
just as you had installed it at home. You can then make and
receive telephone calls as if you were sitting down in your
living room back home. Itís that easy.
VoIP Lets You Choose Your Phone Number
With VoIP, consumers are no longer tied to their local phone
number. What that means is that even if you live in Nebraska,
you can have a California phone number. Many consumers take
advantage of this feature when they have several friends and
family members who live in a different state or city.
Most VoIP providers also offer virtual numbers. A virtual
numbers is an inexpensive secondary line that rings to the
primary VoIP line. In another example: let's assume that you
live in San Francisco where your primary VoIP phone number has
a 415 area code. Your mother-in-law lives in Florida and her
area code is 561. You can get a virtual phone number with a
area code that rings to your primary line in San Francisco.
way, your mother-in-law can call you everyday without having
pay long distance telephone charges. This benefit alone should
convince you to switch over to VoIP!
Cost savings, portability and frequent phone calls from your
mother-in-law are all reasons why you should make that switch
to VoIP. This technology is here to stay and there is no
time to adopt VoIP today and start saving on your phone bill
tomorrow. Itís a guarantee that once you go VoIP, you will
never go back; to traditional phone service that is.
About The Author: Click here to learn more about VoIP
telephony: www.packet8.net Michael Brito is an internet
marketing consultant for a variety of consumer products and
services. Visit his website here: www.michaelbrito.com