(PRWEB) September 27, 2013
Voice over Internet Protocol, or “VoIP” has emerged as the cheap alternative way to make calls over the Internet with one low, predictable monthly rate. While choosing VoIP as a service is easy, choosing a provider can be difficult. VoIP service plans include a wide variety of features making it difficult to decide which provider to go with. After reviewing the Fall Specials, customer service ratings, and features of residential VoIP providers nationwide, the telecom experts at VoIP-Catalog.com announce the three best residential VoIP Providers of the Fall Season, 2013.
PhonePower is currently running a Fall Season introductory offer that requires one year pre-paid, at $143.76 for one year, “and get the second year free”. That makes the average monthly bill just $5.99/month over a two year period. The plan includes free calling to anywhere in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The international calling only allows 60 minutes/month for free to 50 countries, but after that international rates begin at just two cents per minute. That’s would make a 45 minute call to Japan, under a buck.
PhonePower doesn’t require a contract or cancellation fee, but their cheapest plans do ask for longer commitments. Month-to-month service is a few dollars more, but even those plans provide all of the free features that the more expensive ones have. Another good thing about PhonePower is that if someone wants to alter their plan at any time, even a contract plan, they can do so without extending the contract, or having to pay a fee of some kind like the landline telephone companies typically charge. That way the plan can be altered to best suit the customer, not the provider.
ITP (Internet Telephone Provider)
ITP is currently having a Fall Special on basic residential service which includes free service for two months, a free call router, and an ITP mobile application included. Standard residential VoIP service starts at $9.99/month with no contract and no cancellation fee. The plan boasts 500 minutes of calling anywhere in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico and unlimited inbound calls from anywhere.
There are 26 features that are included free with basic service including call forwarding to a mobile phone, call waiting, caller ID, and voicemail. ITP also includes some lesser known features with all of their plans like voicemail-to-email/text, wake-up calls, and call recording. Another exceptional offer from ITP this fall is their Global Unlimited plan that costs just $24.99/month and includes unlimited calling to over 60 countries worldwide.
The stand-out deal from Phone.com this Fall Season is their basic residential VoIP plan called “Simple Pricing”, with a low rate of $14.95/month. The plan comes with custom music and voice mail messages, flexible call routing/forwarding, and 3-way call conferencing. Customers can choose any area code or 800 number available for “virtual local” rates, and additional numbers on the same plan cost only $4.99/month each.
Phone.com service works through an adapter that comes free with service, even the shipping and handling is free. Simply hook the device up to any home analog or digital phone, and begin calling. Phone.com also has an array of digital phones available from Cisco, Linksys, and Panasonic for those looking to upgrade this fall. The phones come pre configured for use and loaded with features like call waiting, speakerphone, and caller ID.
Fall specials abound this season, and these providers have risen to the top of the leaf pile. While the cheapest deals are had by entering a longer-term contract, many no-contract and month-to-month service agreements come loaded with the same “free-tures”, as the premium plans. Make sure to check VoIP providers individual offerings to receive the most beneficial service and pricing.