Cut your phone bill with VoIP
VoIP is a new way make phone calls. VoIP stands for Voice over
Internet Protocol and is the technical term for "Internet phone
service." VoIP takes regular phone calls and zaps them through
your high-speed Internet connection. VoIP uses regular phones,
even cordless phones. Simply plug a VoIP adapter into your
cable/DSL modem line and then plug your phone into the adapter.
Internet Phone Service is a more generic term for using the
Internet to make calls. Internet Phone calls include VoIP but
also includes PC based calls. PC based calls use software and PC
headsets (or speaker and mic) to initiate the call.
VoIP phone service providers combine domestic US local and long
distance calls for one low monthly rate with unlimited local and
long distance, plus features like Caller ID, Call Waiting,
Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Call Conferencing, and many more -
free of charge. Free calls between users on the same service is
also normally included.
I reduced my monthly phone bill by 50%. You could see bigger
discounts if you make a lot of long distance calls. For an
overview see a VoI
P comparison table.