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Word On Internet Phoning Spreads
Once Only A Toy For The Severely Geeky, Internet Phone Service Is Growing, Claiming Diehard Fans With Improved Quality And Low Long-Distance Rates


February 2, 2004

By Beatrice E. Garcia

Does the prospect of making unlimited local and long-distance phone calls in the United States and Canada for $35 a month or less sound like a good deal?

If you don't have far-away friends, how does unlimited local calls and 500 minutes of long-distance for $24.99 grab you? Not much of a talker at all? You can make local calls from the Keys to Jupiter Inlet for about $12.

Another scam, you say?

No, it's phone service over the Internet.

The technology that makes phoning over the Internet possible has been around since the mid-1990s. Initially, only true techies played around with it, thrilled with making free long-distance calls via their computers even though the sound was tinny and there were blizzards of static.

But in the past two years, the quality has greatly improved, and Internet-based phone service has become cheaper and easier to use.

''It's not a toy anymore,'' said Patrick Comack, a telecommunications analyst with the Miami-based investment firm Guzman & Co.

Going Digital

There are about 200,000 homes in the United States using Internet phone service now, and analysts expect its use will be widespread in about five years.

Michael Sandler, who runs MainStreet Commerce in Boca Raton, switched to an Internet phone service by Vonage, an Edison, N.J., company. He cut the monthly phone bills for his home and his office in half. Yet, he has calling features he had before, makes as many calls and gets all his phone services from one company.

At Scott Barnett's home in Pembroke Pines, many calls are made to his wife's relatives in Costa Rica. But now he pays 8 cents a minutes, down from the more than 40 cents per minute he used to pay with MCI. Also using Vonage, the family has unlimited calling in the United States, with call-waiting, voice-mail and caller ID, for $24.99.

Having high-speed Internet access via DSL or cable is a must. The service doesn't work well with slow dial-up access.

If you have DSL, you have to maintain a phone with BellSouth, which costs about $11 a month, to get the high-speed Internet access. If you have Internet access via a cable modem, you can dispense with the phone company altogether.

For now, the companies offering Internet phone service aren't regulated -- a Minnesota judge recently classified Vonage as an information service, not a telecom company -- or taxed as traditional phone companies.

The upside: No fees or taxes are collected from customers. That means savings for consumers.

The downside: There are no regulators watching how these companies operate. For instance, bad service problems would have to be worked out with your respective Internet phone-service provider. The Florida Public Service Commission won't help.

Two other points to keep in mind:

Because Internet phone calls travel via the Internet, not regular phone networks, callers to 911 aren't automatically picked up and identified. But several companies, including Vonage, are working with 911 services around the country so calls are routed to these emergency centers.

Also, the Internet and computers all work on electricity. If the power goes out, so does your phone service. A battery back-up is a good idea.

Signs Of Growth

''2003 was the year that Voip (voice over Internet protocol) turned the corner,'' says Kate Griffin, a senior analyst with the Yankee Group in Boston. ``We'll see significant growth in 2004.''

The signs of that growth are already here; the cable companies also are jumping into Internet telephony.

Advanced Communications, a small cable company that provides service in Weston and Coral Springs, is offering phone service to its customers via Vonage.

The interest in providing phone service via the Internet hasn't been wasted on the traditional telephone companies.

AT&T has been offering Voip to business customers for several years. Last year, the company announced a major push to bring Internet telephony to for residential customers.

Verizon Communications, the largest of all the regional Bell companies, said last month that it, too, should have a Voip offering by the end of the year.

Consumers and small businesses, eager to cut their rapidly increasing phone bills, have been the early adopters of Internet phone service.

Large corporations mostly are still on the sidelines, said Peter Wilson, CEO of Telewares Communications, a telecom consulting firm based in Destin, Fla.

For the time being, Jeff Citron, Vonage's CEO, isn't too worried by the impending competition.

``It's good to bring them into the market. It raises people's awareness of Internet telephony.''

This story also appeared in:
  • San Jose Mercury News, 2/2/04
  • Biloxi Sun Herald, 2/2/04
  • Bradenton Herald, 2/2/04
  • Kansas City Star, 2/2/04



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