SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Roberto Medrano, Dmitriy Stepanov, Gilad Parann-Nissany, Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, Sean Houghton

News Feed Item

The Top 3 Residential VoIP Providers for 2014, According to Voxilla.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- When thinking about VoIP, many people believe that it is a technology that is only useful for businesses. But nothing could be further from the truth. Even though a large number of businesses have replaced their entire phone systems with a VoIP solution, there are now a growing number of consumers that use VoIP for their home telephony needs. The growing demand among home consumers has led to numerous residential VoIP providers appearing.

This increased competition among residential VoIP providers is highly beneficial for consumers. Service providers have lowered their costs and included various interesting features in their services in an effort to attract as many customers as they can.

What is Residential VoIP and How Does it Work?

The term VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is a type of phone service that uses the Internet to allow you to make phone calls. You can make and receive calls to and from other VoIP subscribers, but you can also make and receive calls from other types of phones as well. Therefore, residential VoIP works just like a normal landline would.

The main advantage of using VoIP in your home is that you will get the same experience than you would from a landline, but at a much lower cost. A residential VoIP line is much cheaper than a standard phone service when it comes to monthly fees. Many providers include nationwide long distance in their packages, in addition to very low rates to many international destinations. As such, you will be able to save on your long distance calls as well.

A VoIP line can be used as your main home phone, or as a secondary line, which can be useful if you run a home business. You can also use a VoIP app on your smartphone that will allow you to make calls without using up any of your wireless minutes.

With a residential VoIP service, you can use various types of hardware and software to make calls. You can use a "softphone" application that lets you make calls from your computer or smartphone. If you want to use a physical phone, you have two options: you can either buy a special VoIP phone, or you can use an inexpensive adapter that will let you use your residential VoIP service with any standard telephone.

Which Provider is the Best?

Analysts at Voxilla.com have recently compared various residential VoIP providers. While many companies provide excellent service to consumers, some truly stand out from the crowd by providing affordable, reliable and feature-packed Internet phone services to their residential customers. The analysts compared customer reviews, overall price, additional enhancements and more. Here are the top 3 residential VoIP providers that Voxilla.com decided on:

1. Internet Telephone Provider (ITP)

ITP offers a monthly service without any commitments or cancellation fees. Their support staff is very helpful and well trained to assist customers with any questions they may have. ITP offers many interesting features, such as a blacklist, do not disturb, 3-way calling, and the ability to record calls.

2. PhonePower

PhonePower offers an easy to use service at a low price. Their VoIP service is packed with all the features you may need, such as a fax catcher, speed dial, remote access to voicemail and call forwarding. Their customer service specialists can be contacted by email or phone should you require any assistance. An added bonus with PhonePower is that you can make up to 60 minutes of free international calls each month to more than 55 countries.

3. VOIPo

VOIPo is a company that truly stands behind the service they offer their customers. They provide a 30 day money back guarantee for users who aren't fully satisfied with their Internet phone service. With VOIPo, you get very low rates for international calls, plus 40 additional service features. If you have any concerns with your service, you can get in touch with their knowledgeable and friendly customer service specialists.

People interested in learning more about residential VoIP providers should visit: http://voxilla.com/residential-voip/.

About Voxilla.com:

Voxilla.com is an authority business and residential VoIP service provider site that offers comparison tools to help businesses and residences to help find the best VoIP provider for them.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Media announced that Centrify, a provider of unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT, has launched an ad campaign on Cloud Computing Journal. The ads focus on security: how an organization can successfully control privilege for all of the organization’s identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business, and how Centrify provides ...
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo fl...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.