Voice Over IP Providers  


Internet Phone Services features the hottest Voice over IP providers. Buy Informed!

About Voice over IP

Voice over IP is a new way make phone calls. Voice over IP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is the technical term for “Internet phone service.” Voice over IP providers take regular phone calls and zaps them through your high-speed Internet connection. Voice over IP uses regular phones, even cordless phones. Simply plug a Voice over IP adapter into your cable/DSL modem line and then plug your phone into the adapter. Does your computer need to stay on for Voice over IP services? No, the VoIP adapter plugs into modem and works even if your PC is off.

Another common term used is Internet Phone Service. This is a more generic term for using the Internet to make calls. Internet Phone Service calls include Voice over IP providers as detailed above but also includes PC based internet calls. PC based calls use software and PC headsets (or speaker and mic) to initiate the call to other computers and sometimes traditional phones.

Internet telephony voice over ip providers combine domestic US local and long distance calls for one low monthly rate with unlimited local and long distance, plus features like Caller ID, Call Waiting, Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Call Conferencing, and many more - free of charge. Free calls between users on the same service is also normally included. For an overview see our VoIP services comparison table.

Voice over IP providers - PC Based
Software based running on a PC. Supports PC to PC calls and PC to land line phone. Plug your headset into your PC to talk.

Skype Internet Phone - Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls over the Internet. We are revolutionizing the telecom's world by allowing our users to make superior quality voice calls to other Skype users for free and to land lines and mobiles worldwide for the price of a local call.

  • Download Skype for free.
  • PC to PC calls are free.
  • SkypeOut and SkypeIn permits calls to and from traditional phones (fees may apply)

Phone Adapter Voice over IP Providers
PC is not used to make calls. Plug VoIP adapter into your internet connection and plug a ordinary phone into the adapter. Supports phone to phone calls (the Internet is just the "pipe"). All you need is a phone and adapter and voice over IP connected to you cable or DSL modem.

ViaTalk Voice over IP - ViaTalk VoIP provides the most cost effective, complete internet phone service package available to United States residential and business customers. Rates start at $9.95

  • Enhanced 911 Service
  • Traveling? Bring your adapter, anywhere you can get high speed internet you can use your home phone free of charge.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee, 14 day return for a full refund with no questions asked

Packet 8 Voice over IP - Get unlimited local and long distance internet phone service with residential plans as low as $19.95/month and business VoIP plans starting from $34.95. Signup now and get $14.95 off the activation fee!

  • Accepts a FAX machine
  • Includes the broadband phone service adapter at no-charge

iConnect Broadband Voice over IP - Local, long distance, international, and unlimited calling bundles starting at $15.99 per month. Free unlimited in-network calling and features included with every purchase! International phone numbers and shipping available.

  • Save friends and family money! If your family is in Seattle and you live in Bombay, choose a Seattle area code so they can call you as a local call.
  • Get this service anywhere in the world.
  • Use your own phone… even a cordless phone!
  • No contracts - cancel at any time
  • Take your Broadband Phone wherever you have an Internet connection and connect instantly.

OPEX Internet Phone - Combine your current high-speed DSL or Cable broadband Internet access with OPEX's unlimited local and long distance service for unprecedented cost savings!

  • Free local calls
  • Accepts a FAX machine
  • Free premium services include Call Waiting, Voicemail, Caller ID, ID Block, Call Transfer and 3-way Conference Calling

Lingo Voice over IP - Lingo VoIP is a local and long distance phone service that uses your high speed internet connection combined with voice technology to make all your phone calls over the internet. All you do is attach the Lingo telephone adapter to your broadband modem and your regular phone – it takes less than 10 minutes. You can call any number in the world, even if they use regular telephone service.

  • First month free
  • 26 calling features like Voicemail, Call Forwarding and 3 way calling
  • Keep your phone number, Emergency Calling Service and more

Additional Voice over IP Provider Resources:

Start-to-Finish: VoIP - Now 10 years old, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is gaining broad acceptance by businesses that are reevaluating their telecommunications infrastructure. April 2005 CDW Article

Need more information on Voice over IP Providers? Learn everything VoIP at the VoIP Wiki, a reference guide to all things VOIP - Voip-info.org .  Also see FTC VOIP Facts for Consumers