/broadband phones – BroadVoice
the area of Internet/broadband phone services, we place BroadVoice
only slightly behind Vonage, though
depending upon your circumstances, they could easily rise to be
the best option.
need to be inexpensive and BroadVoice does do that.
At about $30 per month, BroadVoice is substantially
cheaper than Vonage and has
basically the same set of features, but it does not include a fax
You will have to decide how important that is, but before
you do, see our story on fax services.
with Vonage, BroadVoice
allows you management control over your account including call
transfer, simultaneous rings, picking up your messages remotely
and a lot more.
Honestly, we think that Vonage had probably better keep
their eye on BroadVoice if they want to hold their own.
biggest area where BroadVoice doesn’t hold its own yet is
We found that there are a lot of areas that are not yet
covered, including some fairly large cities.
However, to be fair, some of these had availability in
outlying suburbs where there was service.
We found that a bit peculiar, but there are probably
reasons why one would have availability in a town of several
thousand, right next door to cities of a million or more.
second area of concern is that according to their site as of
12/20/04, you cannot yet transfer your current phone number to
They say this should be available soon.
the money and for those that really want to get into
Internet/broadband phone services...
give BroadVoice a thumbs-up!