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What is the main
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virtual number?

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Trafford Posted:
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rely exclusively
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? Thanks!

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Consumers Pick Up On Net Phone Trend

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Consumers Pick Up On Net Phone Trend

April 19, 2004

By Scott Craven

If you’re browsing for the next frontier in phones, stow your cell and eye the Internet. By the end of 2006, 1.8 million households will be making calls from phones plugged into the Net, up from 135,000 users in 2003, according to In-Stat/MDR, a research firm that tracks the telecommunications industry.

“This is not a passing thing,” said Daryl Schoolar, a senior analyst for In-Stat/MDR. “We’re going to see more movement toward Voip services.”

Voip (pronounced “voyp” and standing for Voice over Internet Protocol) refers to calls transmitted over the Internet, bypassing the wires and networks owned by phone companies as well as their charges.

VoIP’s limitations (poor vocal quality and confusing software) have been overcome, which could raise the technology from quaint status to phone of the future.

“VoIP is the start of a telecom evolution,” said Kevin Mitchell, an analyst for Boston-based Infonetic Research, which tracks emerging telecommunications technology.

AT&T Moving Forward

AT&T is convinced of VoIP’s future success. The telecommunications giant is rolling out services this year in the top 100 U.S. markets.

“It’s clear that many consumers understand the ‘wow’ factor of Voip services,” said Cathy Martine, an AT&T senior vice president. “We believe this research confirms that Voip is now ready for prime time.”

Vonage is counting on that. The New Jersey-based company is the market leader with 115,000 Voip subscribers, adding an average of 4,000 a week, said Louis Holder, a Vonage executive vice president. Vonage counted just 8,000 subscribers at the end of 2002, its first year of business.
Interest is expected to grow thanks to a deal with Circuit City, which now carries a Vonage starter kit for $100. The kit includes an adapter (to plug any phone into an Internet connection) and the first two months of Vonage service are free.

Josh Chaney, 22, of Phoenix, needed just five minutes to hook his phone to the Internet through the Vonage-supplied router. Chaney signed with Vonage because the company offered more services for less than his Cox phone service. His $17-a-month service fee also includes 500 long-distance minutes.

“Sometimes I’ll hear an echo,” Chaney said. “But most of the time it’s perfect.”

Take The Phone Along

Voip phones also can be used wherever there is a broadband Internet connection, offering the mobility of a cell phone with the dependability of a landline.

Most Voip providers allow customers to choose area codes, an attractive perk to a small company that might want to appear to be in Manhattan, N.Y., rather than Manhattan, Kan.

While Vonage and similar providers offer dedicated networks for improved quality, people who use their PCs to make calls to other computers are subject to the whims of unpredictable Internet traffic.

Calls originating from a computer frequently fade in and out, are tinny and often are dropped - the same problems that plagued the first cell phones.

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