Can You Get 24.99 Unlimited
Calling? Even better Try $19.99 with Extensive Features
By Jim Davis
ProvideTechnology, Investigative Reporter
In the mid 90ís consumers
rejoiced as long distance rates tumbled from an average of
25 cents per minute to a national average of 7 cents with
discount carriers pushing rates as low as 3.9 cents per
minute. Today though a new chapter has been opened in
telecommunications with unlimited long distance plans
available from many companies via what has become to be
known as Broad Band Phone Service.
Recently I received an email asking if it was really
possible to get 24.99 unlimited calling and my answer is
sure if you have DSL or Cable Modem that is. Better
yet I can even show you how to get unlimited calling with
voicemail and tons of features for even less. Don't
believe me? Well these are new days and new times with
new technologies that make those days of 5 cent long
distance seem very far away.
With broadband telephone
service you can indeed get 24.99 unlimited calling.
From where you ask well try internet phone service giant
Vonage for starters. With their premium unlimited
service you can get unlimited calling, voice mail and 17
additional features for 24.99.
Yet for those seeking the
best available deal even with highly competitive pricing
Vonage falls short because for a measly 19.95 you can get unlimited
calling not just to the U.S. but to the U.S. and Canada with
just as many features from Packet8. So just how does
Packet8 stack up to Vonage?
In my personal experience
Packet8 is a better provider with better quality of service
who costs less.
So why pick Vonage over
Packet8? I really struggle to answer that question but in
the world of VoIP there is always a particular group that
will benefit more from one provider over the other. In
this case it will be those people that call Puerto Rico
often. Packet8 is going to hit you up for an extra 4
cents a minute with their 19.95 unlimited plan if you call
Puerto Rico while Vonage Includes Puerto Rico in their
unlimited calling area. So if
you are looking for the best deal and you make more then 125
minutes of calls to Puerto Rico a month then Vonage is for
you otherwise keep the extra five bucks and go with Packe8.
Hey that's an extra 60 bucks a year just cause Old Jim dug a
bit deeper to let you know the facts.
If you are not sure about
Broadband Phone Services our staff has a great report
available called Getting the Most from Broadband Phone
Services that will give you all the advantages and
limitations of VoIP and help you decide if this type of
telephone service is right for you.
- Jim Davis