Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service is one of the hottest new technologies, and many people are now discovering the cost savings available with this great new communications tool. Because VoIP uses your existing broadband Internet connection, it has the potential to save you the entire amount of your local phone bill. In addition, VoIP offers long-distance rates that are often as low as a quarter of those offered by standard long distance carriers. The reason for these discounted rates is that VoIP providers do not have to lease or buy space on public telephone networks (PSTN) to process calls. Instead, calls are sent in voice data packets over the Internet to the destination country, where they are then routed onto the PSTN for the last phase of their "journey."
Because VoIP has been shown to be the wave of the future, many existing telecommunications companies are working hard to enter the VoIP marketplace. Verizon VoIP service is an example of this expansion. Verizon has long been a leader in the telecommunications field, offering such diverse services as wireless telephony, Broadband Internet for home and business customers, local telephone service, and long distance for residential, business, and enterprise clients. Verizon VoIP service is thus a logical evolution for this telecommunications giant, and a great way for Verizon customers to make the most of their Verizon DSL broadband Internet connection.
Verizon VoIP service offers many great features. Among these features is the ability to choose an area code from almost anywhere. This allows friends and family in that area to telephone you for free with no long distance charges - no matter how far away you live. Your friends and family will not be the only ones saving money. However, depending on the plan you choose you may have unlimited calling within the United States and Canada, as well as long distance rates that beat even Verizon's own low standard long distance charges.
Another great feature is the ability to take your phone number with you wherever you go: you can be at home anywhere in the world, provided you bring your telephone adapter and hook it up to any high speed Internet connection. You can also access your voice mail on the web in a variety of media player formats, and change your service options (such as caller ID or call waiting) and billing options instantly online. Verizon VoIP promises to save you money on long distance and local telephone costs. With all of VoIP's cost savings, and the possibility of bundling services with Verizon's other telecommunications offerings, it is clear that Verizon VoIP is a great service option for both residential and business customers.