Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2006
While commercials and jokes may imply that parents can't wait to get the kids shipped off to college and out of the house, the reality is that most families have very real concerns about staying close with newly independent college students. Leading service provider voip.com offers parents a suite of versatile options to ease the transition.
Cell phones may be a viable solution when your child is away from the dorm or apartment; however it's hard to justify the expense when they're at home. Increasingly, parents are sending the kids to school equipped with a voip internet phone plan.
Cheaper than traditional phones, voice over IP (voip) helps parents and college students maintain close ties even while geographically separated, which is critical for ensuring that incoming freshman have access to the support and guidance they need during that difficult first year away from home.
Setting up a virtual number in your child's new neighborhood gives them a local number to call, with no associated long distance charges. Calls coming into the virtual number are automatically forwarded to your home number. It's also possible to match your new voip number's area code to the area where your child will be going to school.
Inexpensive 800 numbers let the kids call home for free, no matter where they are in the US, which comes in handy for summer internships and spring break misadventures. Toll free numbers on a voip line are easy to establish and, since they're linked to a voip adapter, instead of a specific location, they'll travel with you anywhere in the world.
Find Me features take the hassle out of trying to get in touch with on-the-go family members. Users can create a list of contact numbers or URLs that will sequentially ring a predefined number of times until the party is reached. In the event that the caller is unsuccessful, they will automatically be redirected to voicemail.
Finally, if both child and parent have voip numbers with the same service provider, their calls to each other are often free, regardless of location. For more information about this powerful and economical communication tool, visit Voip.com's extensive online resources at http://www.voip.com.