Today, we have so many types of phone service available that making a choice about your phone service provider can be challenging to say the least. Traditionally, people simply had a home phone for which they paid a steep fee; sometimes even local phone service charged each phone call you made. With extra features such as call waiting and expensive answering machines, phone service was both an expensive and cumbersome utility.
Modern options provide solutions to these problems. For starters our age of lightning-fast and convenient communication is well represented by modern cell phone technology. With cell phones that can be hooked to the ear, browse the Internet, and film live action, it seems like there is nothing technology cannot do. Cell phone service providers add value by offering great phone plans for both local phone service as well as long distance, along with deals on fancy phones.
With that being said, there are plenty of other options for home phones. In fact, it is advisable to look into these various options, particularly if you are looking to cut costs.
First off is the option of using a regular phone for your home phone. You could use a regular phone service provider and just plug your telephone right into a wall jack. This is simple, easy to use, and can sometimes be more reliable than a cell phone whose battery dies. Children can often be more easily trained on a traditional phone than on a cell. Furthermore, you can use a traditional phone along with digital phone service. The phone service providers who offer this are usually cable companies. They call this digital voice, and the phone plans they offer are customarily cheap. In fact, your local phone service usually provides unlimited use and your long distance will be a low, flat rate.
Another modern innovation is called VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol. This phone service is what it sounds like: Internet-based phone. So say you have fiber-optic cable Internet, or in other words, screaming fast Internet. You can install VoIP software onto your computer in minutes. Then, with a simple headset, you can make and receive calls, using your computer as your home phone. Most cable, particularly fiber-optic, has plenty of bandwidth to handle VoIP. VoIP phone service providers usually charge a miniscule, flat rate for your phone calls.
Considering that we used to pay through the nose on the adjustable long distance fees and that we could never fully understand the myriad fees and taxes attached to our old phone bills, we should be pretty happy with all of the modern options available for phone service. Whether you opt for Internet-based phone service, a family cell phone plan, or even digital voice, you can find plenty of ways to save more than mere pennies. So take your time and do your research. And remember that many phone service providers have become TV and Internet providers as well, so they might have discounted phone plans for new or existing clients.
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