According to estimates by marketing intelligence firm In-Stat, VOIP solutions users will approach 288 million by 2013. Currently, there are already more than 110 million VOIP service users, and this excludes Skype or Messenger users. The US is topping the charts with over 22 million users.
One of the main catalysts of this increase in both business VoIP users and residential VoIP users is the declining economy. Many are now switching from the traditional phone service to the cheaper VoIP phone service. People who are looking to save money find VoIP to be the smarter choice with residential plans that go as low as $9.95 per month and business plans that go as low as $20 per month per user. These can even go lower since it’s a very competitive playing field now for VoIP providers. Unlimited calling for both international and domestic calls is usually the main reason consumers switch to VoIP. But, on top of that, ‘extra’ services that landline companies charge for like Caller ID, Call Waiting, Call forwarding, Voice Mail and conferencing are also standard services with most VoIP providers.
If you are thinking about switching to VoIP, this is definitely the perfect time to do it.