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Trying to Save $40.00 a Month?

September 17th, 2006 at 10:25 am

Have you looked at your bills and said “God, I hate paying so much!?!” Well if you have a regular landline phone get either VoIP or just cancel your phone service and use your cell phone. VoIP is a lot like your regular phone service but is MUCH cheaper. Only catch is you need to have high speed cable internet. Consider this MCI current unlimited calling plans start at $49.99; while Vonage.com is offering the same plan with more features for $24.99! That’s twenty five bucks by just switching to VoIP and you can still keep your old phone number. Do the research and you will see the value. Save your money for something like a down payment on a new car or even better put it in your online savings account!

5 Responses to “ Trying to Save $40.00 a Month?”

  1. david Says:

    I tried it and sound quality still is bad. Maybe it's ok for friends, but not for business yet.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    VoIP is not without its technical drawbacks. Like most other things in life, it's all about understanding the pros and cons of each options that are available to you out there, and then choosing the best one that FITS YOUR NEEDS.

  3. LdyFaile Says:

    Unfortunately, I don't think VoIP will be around too much longer. It was fine in the beginning but then some routing problems that they never fixed made me decide to cancel it all together. Fortunately with my upgraded cell phone I can actually get reception in my apt, which I couldn't before.

  4. JRBeaudry Says:

    Well according to the market, VoIP is growing at an extremely fast rate. Just like cell phones VoIP technology will improve which will improve sound quality and routing issues. It’s still an extremely cheaper alternative to a regular phone line. Personally, I think that in five more years it will have about 30% of home users. Currently Vonage hit the 2 million mark. So you all better get ready!

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Dude, I've been toying around with VoIP since when broadband was still a novelty and people bragged about having access to T1s. Yes, the quality was very bad and I think it was only single duplex, but at least it worked.

    I think what's also noteworthy is that computer-to-computer VoIPs are still free in many instances. It's when it needs to be "translated" into a landline mode that's when people want to start charging a monthly fee. Personally, computer-to-computer I use, but otherwise, I have a cheap cellphone....

    While we're at it, I talked to Bellsouth about a week ago, and they were talking about wanting to give me local-only landline for as low as $15 / month! Granted, there's no long distance, but for what it is, and considering its use in the event of a home emergency, it actually doesn't sound all that bad?

    With all that said, I agree that VoIP is growing. No doubt about that.

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