Choosing an Internet phone company to supply you with service can be a bit tricky. I’m going to help you decide which one is best. There are a few things to look out for when deciding which company to go for.
Price – Price is a major concern when looking for an Internet phone company. Most Internet phone companies charge between $20 and $30 per month for unlimited service and unlimited long distance. If you want to go with the cheapest, you might not get all of the features you would want, but if they are there, go for it.
Phone Number – Some companies allow you to keep your existing number. Some of them just assign you a new phone number. This might factor into your decision because you wouldn’t want to give everyone your number again. Most Internet phone companies should allow you to choose what area code you want. Others might just give you your local area code number.
Long Distance – Most Internet phone companies have free long distance. Some do not. While it is rare to find this, I recommend that you go for a company that provides free long distance.
Features – Most people want the extra features that come along with a phone. These features are things like call waiting, caller ID, voice mail, call forwarding, three way calling, and caller ID blocking. Some companies add these features for free and others have a small fee for them. It depends on how much you want to pay to get these features.
Free Trial and Money Back Guarantees – You probably want to test out the service before you buy it. Make sure that the company has some form of a free trial period or a money back guarantee. If the service turns out to be bad for you then you would probably want your money back.
Those things are some things you should look for in choosing an Internet phone company. A company that I highly recommend and use myself is Vonage. They provide all of the things I have listed above for a low price. Make sure you take all things into account before choosing an Internet phone provider.