Tuesday, June 14, 2005

VoIP Telephone Service With New Discount

Packet8, an important player in the business and residential VoIP telephone service market, has recently made some strategic marketing moves. We've just been given permission to offer you Packet8 Virtual Office, video phone and consumer VoIP services with a special $19.95 activation discount. I'll tell you how to get it in minute. Saving $19.95 is like getting a month's free service on the residential VoIP and video phone services, and a nice discount on the Virtual Office business service. Here's a quick update on these VoIP services and their current pricing.

Packet8 broadband phone is priced at $19.95 a month for unlimited U.S. and Canada calls. You get a broadband phone adaptor, also called an ATA (Analog Telephone Adaptor), that connects the regular telephone you have now to your DSL or Cable broadband service.

Note that Packet8 broadband phone service is intended for residential users in the USA. If you live outside of the U.S., the Packet8 Freedom International plan allows you to have a U.S. phone number and make up 1,000 minutes of calls to United States and Canadian phone numbers for just $19.95 (US) per month plus activation. Also note that while Packet8 offers E911 emergency service in many areas, you need to sign up separately for this and pay an extra monthly fee.

Packet8 Video Phone service is now also priced at $19.95 a month plus activation, and the video phone is only $99. These are the same video phones that used to be $250 each. Both parties on the call need to have a Packet8 video phone and service account. This is a stand-alone video phone with a high quality color picture and full motion. It makes some of the older expensive corporate video conferencing systems look lame by comparison.

Virtual Office is an enterprise VoIP service that gives you a hosted PBX service with such niceties as auto-attendant and conference bridge. Each extension phone is $99 plus activation and $39.95 a month for unlimited local and long distance US business calls. A big advantage of hosted PBX is that your VoIP phones can be located anywhere, not necessarily in the same building or even the same state.

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