Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Friday, March 16, 2007

Cost-Effective Internet Telephony

Travelling to countries near and far, and where the enviroments which cost dearer and dearer is not becoming uncommon. There are simple ways of keeping in touch with each other. The Internet lends a great helping hands. Unlike PSTN which has a dedicated circult that is established, it is better to make the best use of Voice Over IP technology or Packet Switched Networks.

Telephone companies worldwide have started to make use of Voice Over iP as a cost-effective medium. I saw in a local TV advertisement, during my current stay in Dallas about cheap Internet Telephone calls from Vonage. If you are a person, glued to Instant Messaging services then the embedded voice chat in the application should help you out calling the other persons' computer for free.

Most of the Instant Messaging services offer free calling other parties computer running the same brand instant messaging application. A few of them are:

But if you still prefer calling a telephone of the intended party then these instant messaging helps you too.

  1. Verizon Web Calling via Windows Live Messenger
  2. Yahoo Voice via AT&T

The other good option is to make use of Calling Cards. These calling card operators make of Voice Over Technology but allow you to call from a normal telephone other than a computer. A few good calling card companies (from US to India) are:

  1. Reliance India Call
  2. Tata Indicom

So get connected to your near and dear ones through Internet Telephony.

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