As we all know, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks lower costs and create more efficient solutions for consumers and providers alike. With the creation of Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the landscape of the telecom industry has changed even more drastically by moving all telephone calls into the IP domain, which delivers higher quality audio experiences than public switched telephone network PSTN and makes high-definition (HD) voice possible.
Although HD voice seems like has just entered the market, Fraunhofer (News - Alert) has (once again) taken its achievement to create an even higher quality audio innovation: Full HD-Voice. Both HD and Full HD-Voice are revelations in the industry, as each produce high quality sounding voice that is drastically clearer and sharper than regular voice, which wouldn’t be possible without VoIP networks.
To sell users on VoIP networks even more, TheDigest.com has gathered the top three ways that consumers can not only benefit from better quality, but more importantly, save money.
Unlimited, nationwide calling.
VoIP is the perfect fit for long-winded talkers who like to talk for hours. Every VoIP provider offers unlimited nationwide calling throughout the US as long as both parties have Internet access. This is wildly cheaper than traditional service and without those roaming charges. For instance, VoIP provider ITP offers their starting unlimited plan for $8.32/month per user, and VOIPo users pay only $6.21/month per user.
Portable Area Codes
No matter where people come from, VoIP keeps long distance calls back home cheap local calls. VoIP users have the option of picking a phone number with any area code they want, which makes each outgoing and incoming call from that area code a cheap local call. Most residential VoIP providers, like VoIP.com, offer local number portability as a free feature of their standard phone package. Users can pick from hundreds of area codes to match the location of their most frequently-called city.
VoIP service has the very cheapest international rates out there. VoIP provider BroadVoice offers an international plan of $19.95/month per user to over 29 major countries, like Germany, Hong Kong, the UK, and Chile, and Axvoice users can buy their international plan of $16.58/month per user for calls to 45 countries including Guam, Ireland, France, and Sweden.
From week to week to the VoIP industry is forming new partnerships and creating new technologies such as those from Patton and a number of other innovative gateway providers that will ultimately convince users to do away with PSTN all together. Companies continue to figure out new ways to increase efficiency and reliability, while drastically reducing the cost of such services, and it seems that the industry is on already on a path to success.
Edited by Peter Bernstein