Traditional phone companies can’t compete with Internet transmission anymore than the post office can compete with email.
(PRWEB) October 03, 2013
As public awareness continues to grow about the incredibly cheap Internet phone service,“VoIP” (Voice Over Internet Protocol), millions of American residents and businesses are switching from their traditional landline companies to VoIP telephone providers. The call quality is higher, and the cost of service is much, much lower. Traditional phone companies simply can’t compete with Internet transmission anymore than the post office can compete with email. The telecom experts at CheapestVoIPCalls.net have surveyed the top national VoIP providers and announce the “cheapest-of-the-cheap” top three providers for cheap VoIP calls in the US.
Residential rates: Domestic phone service with PhonePower starts at just $5.99/month and includes one hour of International calls and free calling to the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. To get that rate, a customer must pay for the first year's service upfront ($146.79), and then the second year of service is “free”.
Business rates: The same low rate of $5.99/month is available for small businesses with a one year pre-pay, and includes some international calling to over 50 countries.
Stand-out feature: PhonePower allows 5000 minutes of calling per month with their premium service, and then rates start at just 2 cents/minute. All plans have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
Residential rates: Internet telephone provider (ITP) Basic Residential service starts at just $9.99/month with no contract and no cancellation fee. Right now, ITP is offering two free months of service for new customers, bringing the annual monthly average to just $8.32/month.
Business rates: The ITP Home Office Plan is $49.95/month, and allows unlimited calling anywhere in the US and Canada.
Stand-out feature: The ITP Global plan allows unlimited calling to over 50 countries, for just $24.99/month.
Residential rates: Residential service from VoIPo with a two-years service agreement works out to $6.21/month with 60 minutes of international calling, and unlimited calling to the US and Canada. A VoIP phone adapter is included with the service, so no need to purchase additional equipment.
Business rates: The same two-years for $6.21/month is available for small business plans, which include over 40 business-boosting features like caller ID, call-waiting, call-forwarding, auto-attendant, call-recording, and dozens more.
Stand-out feature: In addition to the unlimited calls in North America, and the 60 minutes of International calls included with VoIPo business and residential plans, their international rates are just two cents a minute for calls to Brazil, Italy, India, Sweden, Spain, Poland, and many other countries.
Although VoIP service can be 80% cheaper than regular phone service, prices will start to go up as the demand increases. It’s not necessary to enter into a long-term commitment with most VoIP providers, but the lowest priced plans are certainly the ones with one and two-year contracts. As the prices go up, eventually, a longer-term contract may be the best way to keep a low monthly rate as other consumers flock to VoIP service and drive prices up with increased demand.