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VOIP and Calling Cards

Posted by firstman2006 on August 29, 2006

I was just reading Tom Keatings VOIP blog were the he poses the question  “VoIP spells doom for calling card business?”  In my post “Phone Calls While Traveling” I state that I believe that calling cards are a great item to have in case of an emergency or to use while traveling to avoid roaming charges. Mr. Keating gives his readers some great information about using calling cards for VOIP calling. This is area that many of the calling card companies, Cloncom included, will be venturing.  I am pretty unfamiliar with VOIP at the present although Lizzie does have Vonage. I must admit I did experiment with using IM to talk to people while using a microphone and headset, but was turned off by the echo. It has come a long way since then. There have been times, such as in ski lodges, which have wireless connections but no cell phone signal that I would be temped to use VOIP to make phone calls. I do make a prediction, that in addition to using Lizzies Vonage, I will use VOIP while traveling, and may even purchase pc to phone calling cards from Cloncom.com

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3 Responses to “VOIP and Calling Cards”

  1. […] In the post entitled “VOIP and Calling Cards“  I first wrote about my initial exposure to VOIP as a telephone service.  Then a friend of mine suggested I check out this telephone service that lets you call internationally for a low monthly fee. http://www.sunrocket.com/ provides a service that is very similar to Vonage. According to my friend, I would be able to take it with me and use anywhere, as long as I had a high-speed Internet service I would be able to use it. This would be great to use between the office and home. Currently, we use our cell phones in the office, since there is only one line in the office. I also did a little research last night and checked out several blogs concerning Sunrocket. I had been on a negative sunrocket blog, that told of customers misfortune and poor service when trying to solve a problem. However, the most recent entry was in January of 2006. In more recent blog postings, I was informed that Sunrocket had gotten a serious influx of VC. Perhaps with the influx of dinero, they were able to work on their customer support issues. I also suppose like any business, there are going to be people that have a good relationship and people that have a bad relationship. According to Pedro Vera’s Web Log, in August 2006, he had been a satisfied Sunrocket customer for well over 4 months, who had a few minor problems, mainly the cheap phones that he was using, which had nothing to do with the Sunrocket. Another satisfied customer, Mr. Shinney of “Mr. Shinney’s Blog of Goodness” has nothing negative to say, and actually was eager to sign up for his second year of Sunrocket service. […]

  2. John said

    There are so many good cards out there, but beware of bogus offers. The card that I use is available at http://hegma.info/pingo. These guys constantly bring down their prices and I have never had to actually go and shop around for better prices. But, my suggestion is do you homework before buying any card.

  3. jackie said

    I feel voip provider will boom in the next coming years.I use skype (voip) which is quick, easily reliable,pretty cheaper and have great features.Skype allows users to make calls from skype-skype users for free,send instant messages for a cheap rate,video calls r for free.I believe skype(voip) is a great product to use in case of emergency or while travelling to avoid more roaming charges.Try out skype!!! if u want to know more about skype visit http://www.skype.com.

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