FREE! That got your attention, didn’t it?
That is what long distance calls via an internet calling service costs. Absolutely nothing!
Internet calling services allow you to have conversations with friends and relatives lining in another country. And the best past is that it is FREE! Of course you will have to pay for the power and internet service.
All that you need to have to start making internet calls is a high speed internet connection. Internet calling does not need any cables.
Are “internet calling services” worth the investment?
There are a couple of drawbacks when using an internet calling service. VOIP (voice over internet protocol) as it is called requires a live internet connection. If you live in an area with frequent power outages, you should always have a land line telephone. Never rely solely on an internet calling service.
Most people make the switch from a landline phone service to an internet calling service solely because they can save up on their phone bills. The cheapness of a VoIP service outweighs any inconvenience brought on by power or internet problems. An internet calling service can save up to $500 a year over a conventional phone service, depending on your calling habits.
Use cable internet
You will need to look out for a broadband provider other than your landline phone provider, because most phone companies will not permit you to avail of their DSL internet service without using their phone services. A good choice for that is cable internet. Cable internet is a bit more expensive than phone internet, but it is well worth the investment.
Some internet calling services offer “call forwarding” services, in the event that you suffer an internet failure. All incoming calls will be routed to an alternate number of your choice, for the duration of the power or internet failure.