Voice over the internet phone calling is growing, and growing and growing. The NY Times reports on Cablevision’s new service. The article reads WHEN is an Internet phone company not an Internet phone company? When it’s a cable company.
Optimum Voice, a new phone service offered by Cablevision to its cable-modem subscribers, has a lot in common with Internet-based phone offerings like Vonage and AT&T CallVantage. For example, it offers unlimited local and long-distance calling for a flat $35 a month, without any tacked-on fees. It comes with call waiting, call return (*69), call forwarding, three-way calling and caller ID that shows name and number. (And unlike a conventional phone line, it stops working altogether if the power goes out.) (full story)
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