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What is VoIP and Can You Benefit?


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So you are looking for VoIP service, but do you really know what that is? Do you really know what you are looking for? VoIP, also known as Voice over IP or Voice over Internet Protocol is not nearly as techie as it sounds, and as you understand it more, you can save a bundle on your telephone bill.

Let me explain VoIP service in layman's terms. With VoIP service, you are making and receiving telephone calls using the Internet. That is really as simple as it is. You do not have to be connected to the telephone company in order to make or receive a telephone call, as long as you have VoIP services and a high-speed Internet connection. Yes, you can still make calls to people who have traditional phones, and you can still receive calls from people who are using regular phones. If you call someone else, they could be a cell phone user, a traditional phone user, or another VoIP user, even from a different VoIP provider than the one you are using.

So at this point you might be saying, so what? You want to know what this all means to you right? Let's look at it. To surf the Internet from home, you probably already have a high-speed Internet connection, or if you do not, you are probably going to get one very soon, since more and more people are becoming “net connected" every day. And you have that today, even without a VoIP service connection, right? So you have the majority of the requirements done already.

Now let's look at your phone bill. You say you don't make very many long distance calls? That's OK, keep reading. For basic telephone service, like just having a dial tone, you are probably paying at least $25 to $30 per month. And that is without making ANY long distance calls. Now look at VoIP service, which costs $20 to $25 per month (and with the SunRocket service, optionally less than $20). So you are now saving at least $5 per month, or in other words, about $60 a year or more. Are you with me so far?

Now let's say you making $10 of long distance calls each month. With traditional telephone service, that is an additional $120 per year. But with VOIP service, that is all included already, assuming your calls are within the US. So now you have saved about $200 per year with VoIP service. If you make more than $10 worth of long distance calls each month, your savings are even greater.

Consider the facts about VoIP and then consider the costs, and you will see that for most people, having VoIP services is a very cost effective measure to take.

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