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5 Ways to Save on Your Phone Bill

Updated on March 26, 2010

If you are looking for a way to save money without giving something up, why not talk to an Internet phone service provider? Since its introduction in the late 1990s, Internet phone service or VoIP has continued to grow in popularity with consumers all around the globe. It offers a variety of features such as instant messaging, call waiting, call forwarding and others at one low cost. And, since traditional land-line phone services often include “hidden” charges for these services and others that are standard for VoIP, consumers are often told one cost, but the phone bill is nowhere close to the stated price.

After all, when using a land-line phone service, consumers are also paying fees like the local origination fee, the long distance cost incurred by companies in order to carry the calls, and a termination fee to end a call. With VoIP, these charges not only don’t apply, but the services needed by a traditional phone company to complete a call are not necessary (It should be noted that for some VoIP providers a in termination fee is required as the internet phone service may need the local phone company to get connected-i.e. dial-up internet service).

Top 5 Things to Look for When Selecting an Internet Phone Service to Save Money

  1. Know what you are getting for what you are spending. Check out sites such as internet-phone-guide or the DSLReports.com that allow you to compare top internet phone service providers.
  2. Do not give up quality over cost. A good VoIP provider can give both. A quality internet phone service provider will offer quality internet connection and quality phone service.
  3. Select a provider whose customer service personnel are polite, informative and dependable. Look for an internet phone service provider whose CSRs, and related departments such as tech support, are willing to take the time to answer your questions without making you feel dumb.
  4. Remember that not all internet providers offer the same features. Be sure to get the one that meets the majority of your needs.
  5. Key items to look for in internet phone service are providers who have back up facilities in place that go online immediately, a price that is low enough to make the service worthwhile and high quality internet connections.

Internet phone service is growing rapidly. Don’t get left behind in the world of communication. Not only can you save money now by swapping to internet phone calling, but you can enjoy many calling features that were once extras…for “free”. Start looking for an internet phone provider and start saving money.

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    • L3B0 profile image

      L3B0 7 years ago

      You could just phone less :), nice hub, thumbs up from me.

    • JanSlagell profile image
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      JanSlagell 7 years ago from North Carolina

      You could just phone less :)

      True, but some people have family members who are anti-email.

      Thanks!

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