Internet Phone Broad Band Phone Service is Reaching More
By Mark Thompson
ProvideTechnology, Staff Writer
Have you heard of something called Internet Phone?
Broad Band Phone Service? How about VoIP? If not
chances are you have but you have blocked it out. It
seems a lot of self proclaimed "technophobes" are
covering their ears and eyes in response to the continuing
expansion of Broadband Phone Service offerings.
Honestly this is not much different then the initial
response when the first dial up internet service was made
main stream by folks like America Online and EarthLink and a
lot of people said "who needs the internet".
Then came the DSL and Cable Modem revolution and again a lot
of people held on to the past said with enthusiasm that dial
up service was "good enough".
Today when you look around though it is clear that most
homes have internet service and more then 50% of internet
users are on some type of high speed connections. This
opens the doors to the next major impact of the that the
internet will have on the world, Internet Phone. Broad
band connections were initially desired mostly for surfing
and downloading speed but today an ever increasing number of
users are turning to VoIP (voice over internet protocol)
services to cut phone bills to almost nothing.
For instance users of Packet8 are able to get unlimited
calling to the US and Canada for only 19.95 a month with
some of the lowest international rates that have ever been
offered by any type of service. To use a service like
Packet8 the user simply plugs a simple adapter box into his
high speed router and then any normal phone into the
adapter. This installation is so simple anyone who can
plug in three wires and make a phone call can do it.
Even those who don't have access to broadband internet
access can enjoy the savings afforded by VoIP
technology. One great option for this is called 2Speak.
2Speak users simply sign up for a free account
and then when they need to make an international call they
go online and log into their 2Speak account. They
enter the number they wish to call and a few moments later
their phone will ring. Once they pick it up their call
is connected via the 2Speak VoIP network and they get rock
If you would like to drastically cut the cost of your
telephone bill perhaps internet phone service is for
you. You can review the features of all the top VoIP
Providers on our Compare Plans
- Mark Thompson