Monday, June 29, 2009

Talking Cheap on the QT

There's a new telephone service available that offers cheaper rates than you'd expect for both domestic local and long distance calls, and also international phone calls. No need to keep it quiet. There's plenty for everyone. If you want to save money on your residential telephone service and you haven't been thrilled at the deals from other VoIP services, you should have a look at QT Talk.

The QT Talk North America Plus service is unique in that you get unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico plus, and here's the plus, a special low rate to one of a selected group of international destinations.

How cheap is cheap? Your introductory rate is just $12.95 per month for the first 3 months. Then just $19.95 a month after the 3 month promotion period. Plus, don't forget the international special offer. If you make calls to any of these destinations, you'll get special rates. Calls to Mexico are 6.9 cpm (cents per minute), Philippines 14.9 cpm, Pakistan 10.9 cpm, Bangladesh 7.9 cpm, India 2.9 cpm, and Vietnam 9.9 cpm. Rates to other destinations are surprisingly cheap, too.

Many features are included as part of the basic service, not add-ons like you may be used to with landline service. Among the features you'll enjoy free are speed dialing, call forwarding, simultaneous ring, call waiting, caller ID, call return caller ID block, do not disturb, last number redial, conference calls, online account management and the choice of keeping your current phone number or getting a new number for your QT Talk service.

Like all VoIP phone services, your call quality is highly dependent on the quality of your broadband Internet connection. If it is flaky, you can expect calls to break up and drop. If it is solid, you should experience good service on voice as well as data. To give you an idea of how well you are set up for VoIP, QT Talk offers a free VoIP Quality Test that you can run from your PC. It works like a speed test, only it rates your connection in terms of jitter and packet loss that would degrade a VoIP call.

You don't need a special phone to use this service. QT Talk will send you what's called an ATA or Analog Telephone Adaptor. This connects your regular landline telephone to your router or broadband modem so you can use your broadband Internet connection for both computer and phone service.

Sound interesting? If so, learn more, read the FAQs and terms of service, and order your QT Talk VoIP service quickly and conveniently online.

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