Phone Services Can
Help Stretch a Dollar.
By Jack Spirko
Today just like always people are
keeping an eye on the bottom dollar.
While job growth has been strong many Americans are
earning less today then they were in 1999, gas prices are at
an all time high and that is driving prices in general
higher. In fact
the cost of just about everything is up.
You name it gas, dining out, electric bills,
transportation costs and shipping charges just to name a few
have all gone up. Yet
there is one particular place where prices are not going up
they are dropping like a rock tied to an anchor.
Where you ask?
In the local and long distance phone services world
that is where. I
can hear you now saying, “not my phone bill, what is this
guy talking about”? Well
hold on the key is knowing where to look.
For instance, did you know that if you have broadband
internet access that you can get 19.95 unlimited calling for
your local and long distance needs?
If this sounds like something you could use to
trim your budget then you need to take the time to learn
about VoIP Phone Services (also know and Broadband Telephone
VoIP Phone Services you can get the best of price, features
and call quality for a rate that won’t even buy basic
local service from the typical local phone company let alone
unlimited long distance, free voice mail, caller id and all
the other cool features you can imagine.
If you make international calls then you can save
even more money with international rates being about 60-80%
lower with VoIP Phone Services
then with conventional telephone providers.
The biggest reason that most people
tend to shy away from VoIP Phone Services is that they are
afraid that it is difficult to install, has poor quality or
you need to use your PC to make phone calls.
None of this is the case with today’s modern
service providers. Today
if you can open a box, plug in three cables and make a phone
call you have all the technical knowledge needed to use VoIP
Phone Services. Again
the only thing you really need is a cable modem or DSL
Service and a router
to use this service. Most
often if you have DSL or Cable Modem you also have a router
if not you can buy
one for well under 100 dollars.
So just how much can this service save
the average consumer. Well
let’s say you have local and long distance service from
you regional local phone company (like SBC, Verizon, Quest,
etc) and that your bill including voicemail is 75 dollars
with taxes and fees. That
is actually lower then the national average but let’s
consider this service for the person who does not make much
long distance to be conservative.
With VoIP Phone Service from a provider like Packet8
at $19.95 a month your annual savings would be about $660.00
a year. To put it another way if you have
the ability to use VoIP Phone Services and you don’t do it
on average you are throwing away about $660.00 dollars a
year that you could be keeping!
So what should you do to determine if
Broadband Telephone is for you?
There are a few steps I recommend for anyone
considering this service.
Step One – Read
Getting the Most from Broadband Phone Services
- to truly understand this service and its’ limits and the
few things to be cautious with as you migrate to it.
Step Two – Visit our Compare
Internet Phone Plans Page - We keep this
updated with the latest guidance for choosing the right
provider for your particular needs.
Step Three – Then
and Only Then Order and Install Service – Once you
do try it out for about a month with out canceling you
conventional services. Once
you are happy and sure it is working the way you want it to
you may consider stripping down or canceling your
but what if you don’t have broadband internet access.
Don’t worry we still have a few options for you.
First you should know that if you know where to look
conventional long distance is also at an all time low.
If you want to find great discount
long distance rates, visit www.cutthatbill.com
and in seconds you can search the 12 lowest cost providers.
If you are looking for unlimited calling you MAY be in an area where you can get competitive
local phone services with unlimited calling check
to see if you can get this type of service.
If you have broadband internet though
you can rest assured that VoIP will bring you the best
combination of savings, features, quality and quality
customer service. Check
out providers like Packet8,
Internet Voice to save money and put that extra
600 dollars or more into your pocket instead of the phone
- Jack Spirko