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Saving Money with Internet Phone Service

Updated on May 4, 2009

Using VoIP to Save Money

Are you tired of paying high rates for phone service? Do you need a way to save money in your household budget, but have already cut out all the extras? Maybe you have seen or heard the commercials for lower phone cost, but don’t know what they are all about. Simply put, companies like Vonage, Packet 8, Clearwire or VoicePulse are what are known as internet phone service which is used to replace your plain old phone service (POTS).

There are a variety of internet phone services to choose from, each with their own perks and prices, but they all have one thing in common-they can save you money on your phone bill. Internet phone service, also called VoIP which stands for voice over internet protocol, IP telephony, broadband telephony or Voice over Broad Band (VoBB) requires common components found in the average American home: a computer, an internet connection (broadband preferred) and a telephone with a phone jack. Upon signing up, you will receive an adapter box with a phone jack (or 2) that can be plugged into your phone as well as your PC with a cable. The installation is usually something that requires little or no assistance, but if the service is new to your area, you may want the help of a company representative to help should there are any installation glitches.

Once everything is connected, you are ready to begin saving money on your phone bill. How much? Well, that depends on which company you choose and what (if any) extra features you select. Standard internet phone service includes features like call forwarding, call waiting, caller ID, voice mail, the ability to easily reset your service option via the internet and e-mail attachments of voice mail messages. Extra features are an 800 number, additional lines, and special area codes or numbers.

So what are you waiting for? Contact an internet phone service provider today. The sooner you do, the more money you will save!


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