Calling Over the ‘Net: Possibly A Pain, But not Hype

I don’t share information with you that is mere hype. So after re-reading about a business technologist’s experience with VOIP I feel I’ve really got to let you read more about how VOIP can SAVE MONEY.
For those of you who make a LOT of phone calls, especially international, you can call for pennies per minute by using VOIP technology. The technology is NOT perfect and setting it up can be a pain at times, but it’s worth it.
Dave Taylor writes Vbuzzer, on the other hand, was a breeze to set up and works like a charm. Based on the telco standard SIP protocol, it offers higher quality audio, interfaces with traditional phone systems and for less than $10/month I have an assigned telephone number and can make unlimited calls to anywhere in the United States or Canada. SIP is the same technology that Vonage uses, but Vonage is quite a bit more expensive from what I’ve seen.
Some of the overseas calling prices with Vbuzzer are still promotional, but my wife was quite astonished when I told her that calls to Germany from Colorado are billed at a ridiculously cheap $0.01/minute, a bare fraction of what we currently pay for overseas calls.
Read his full article here.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook