a ?Virtual Phone Number? - Eliminate Long Distance Charges with
VoIP Phone Service
a revolution brewing in the telephone industry. But it's not the
recent demise of AT&T or the failure of Worldcom. It's a new,
yet proven, technology that lets you talk with friends, family and
loved ones over the Internet.
It's called VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
or broadband phone, and it lets you use your ordinary home or office
telephone to dial and talk to anyone using the Internet as your
"channel" of communication. Instead of dialing through
the Bell System copper wires, you make calls through your DSL or
cable Internet access provider. No microphones or headsets. Just
use your existing telephone to talk throughout North America and
This new technology not only saves you 50 to 60
percent on your monthly phone bill. It also provides a host of services
the phone company cannot. One of these ? a "virtual phone number"
-- can eliminate long distance charges to friends and family who
want to call you. Here's how it works.
When you order your VoIP phone service you can also
order a second phone number in a distant city. For example, if you
live in Philadelphia you're in the 215 area code. And, if you have
relatives in Los Angeles, you can order a virtual number in area
code 818 (Los Angeles). Then, when a family member in LA wants to
call you, they simply dial the 818 phone number, which is a local
call for them. Amazingly enough, your phone rings in area 215. Your
family gets to talk to you for the cost of a local call: for free.
Virtual numbers are great for kids going away to
college. Rick and Patti live in Cleveland and have a son going to
college at Kennesaw State University, near Atlanta. They can order
a VoIP phone number with the Cleveland area code for the home phone,
and get an Atlanta area virtual number. Then, when their son wants
to call home, he makes a local Atlanta call and the phone rings
at Mom and Dad's house, 700 miles away.
Of course VoIP phone service also provides toll
free numbers ? usually at less than two cents per minute ? giving
you yet another way to make it easy for friends and family to stay
Get virtual! Join the millions of people jumping
on the VoIP bandwagon and start enjoying the rich features and accessibility
you can get through broadband phone service.
Allan Ramsay is a 25-year veteran of the I.T. industry
and principal at http://www.VoIP-USA.net, providing voice over IP
phone service, landline, long distance plans, cellular phones, cellular
calling plans, broadband access to the Internet and a host of Internet
and telecommunication services to residential, SOHO and small business