Spring means one thing: it’s time to start traveling. Whether that’s traveling to see Mom for Mother’s Day, or traveling to see a cousin graduate college, or traveling just for fun, Spring is a great time to dust off the old suitcase hiding under the bed.
Now, traveling isn’t cheap. Plane tickets are pricy, as are train tickets, bus tickets, sporting tickets, concert tickets, and so on. However, one aspect of spring traveling can stay cheap: the phone bill.
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is the phone service that uses the Internet to allow you to make and receive phone calls. VoIP is the cheapest phone service on the market, and is a great fit for travelers.
Travelers leaving home for new adventures need a way to take their cheap phone service with them. Several residential providers like Phone Power offer mobile apps so travelers can bring their VoIP plan along with them for the trip. The most common method of using mobile VoIP is by downloading a mobile app onto a smartphone. However, travelers can use mobile VoIP on just about any Internet-enabled device, such as their laptops or tablets, as long they have a high speed Internet connection.
Cheap International Calling
VoIP is a stellar phone service when it comes to cheap international calling. Many residential VoIP providers like ITP offer unlimited international calling plans to countries like Spain, Japan, the UK, and Brazil.
Even if the provider does not offer a specific unlimited international plan, most residential VoIP providers offer 60 free international minutes to most countries in the world. Even without free minutes or unlimited calling plans, most providers offer cheap calling rates to certain international numbers.
International Calling Within a Country
Using mobile VoIP, travelers can bring their cheap VoIP service with them in their suitcase or backpack as they crisscross through the different continents. The traveler might need cheap international rates as they call taxis, or hotels, or airports, or restaurants. With VoIP, travelers are free from using payphones or expensive hotel phone service as they travel. All the traveler needs is high speed Internet access for some cheap VoIP international calling.
Unlimited Nationwide Calling
Statewide traveling is just as adventurous as a European vacation. With attractions like Yosemite, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and the beaches of California, the US offers plenty of travel options for American travelers. Most residential VoIP providers offer users plans for unlimited nationwide calling for less than $8/month per user so that they can enjoy cheap calling anywhere in the country.
IP Video Chat
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, which makes video chatting invaluable. When a simple travel picture won’t do, VoIP technology offers face-to-face video chatting capabilities. As long as the VoIP user and the person they’re calling both have high speed Internet access, the traveler can bring their loved ones and friends along with them on the trip.
This spring, using VoIP phone service is a great way for travelers to stay connected when traveling around the country and around the globe.