NEW YORK (Reuters) – Telephone calling via the Internet has come a long way from the days fives year ago of crackling walkie-talkie conversations, and U.S. consumers now have a range of choices that trade higher quality for cost.
A variety of battle-hardened start-ups have staked out lucrative niches in U.S. domestic and overseas calling markets, ranging from calling cards offered by Net2Phone to full-featured phone replacements from firms such as Vonage. (full story)
My spin:I most recently touched on voice over Internet calling, in my IP/PBX article – focused on Altigen – article. IP telephony is hear to stay and is only going to increase in strength. I don’t see this technology replacing circuit based telphone lines any time soon but growing and possibly suprasing it in shear quantity – sure.
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