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Voice over IP.. Another way to Cut the Cable

Voice over IP or VoIP is a way to use your Internet service for making phone calls. Phone calls are converted into data and are sent through the Internet just like an e-mail would. It is perfect for people who want to cut the cable and stop being forced into getting bundles from the phone-internet-television monopolies. They almost all require a little box that connects to your home phone to be able to receive Internet but other than that there is no extra installation. We’ve highlighted a few of the higher rated residential services below, but there are a bunch to choose from, you just need to find the right one for you.

Ooma

    • Basic Service
      • Purchase Ooma Tello – $129.99
      • Only pay taxes monthly – $3 to $5
      • Keep phone number for $40 or annual subscription to premier service
      • Unlimited US calling
      • Free Ooma to Ooma calling anywhere
      • Free 60 day trial of Premier when you sign up
      • International calls starting at 1 cent a minute
    • Premier Service
      • Purchase Ooma Tello – $129.99
      • $9.99 a month
      • Unlimited US and Canada calling
      • Free Ooma to Ooma calling anywhere
      • Keep phone number with annual subscription
      • Added features: 3-way calling, second line, call forwarding

Vonage

    • Unlimited US and Canada Plan
      • Need Vonage Box 79.99, order from the website and get instant rebate so it costs 0 (free shipping with 1 year subscription)
      • $9.99 a month for first 3 months, then $24.99 (with 1 year agreement)
      • $24.99 a month with no contract
      • Low rates internationally
      • Free calling to other Vonage home phone service customers
      • Keep your current number free
    • Vonage World
      • Need Vonage Box $79.99, order from the website and get instant rebate so it costs 0 (free shipping with 1 year subscription)
      • $9.99 a month for 3 months then $27.99 a month w/ 1 year subscription
      • $27.99 a month with no annual contract
      • Unlimited international calls to landlines in 60 countries and mobiles in 10 countries
      • Unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
      • Free calling to other Vonage home phone service customers
      • Keep your current number free

 

magicJack

    • Basic Plan
      • magicJackGO for $59.95
      • 12 months free local and long distance calling to US and Canada
      • $10 credit – use towards keeping number
      • Free international calls to magicJack customers
      • International calls starting at 1 cent a minute
      • Afterwards:
        • $5 a month or $35 a year

Skype

    • Free
      • Video and voice calls to anyone on Skype
    • Pay
      • Video and voice calls to anyone on Skype
      • Pay As You Go, buy credits and use them as you go starting at 2 cents a minute
      • Subscriptions, calls is unlimited
        • United States and Canada – $2.99/month
        • North America – $7.99/month
        • World – $13.99/month