AT&T gets into the online phone calling business too.

My spin:See, I told you, this “phone call over the Internet thing” is only going to grow and grow. Smaller companies will get all the kinks out and larger companies will follow. If you have broadband in your home, consider a VOIP solution to save money and for increased flexibility.
News Clip: USA Today: No. 1 long-distance carrier AT&T on Thursday will announce plans to sell Internet phone service to consumers and to more businesses in 2004, say people familiar with the matter.
CEO David Dorman, speaking at an investor conference, will detail the opening phase in what would be the first national rollout of voice over the Internet calling (VoIP). It will be the most concrete indication yet that the promised cheaper alternative to regular phone networks is ready for prime time.
AT&T’s (T) announcement comes days after Time Warner (TWX), the No. 2 cable operator, said it would offer a VoIP on its cable systems via joint ventures with MCI and Sprint (FON).
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