Sunday, December 5th, 2004

VOIP saves some tech writer a bundle of cash…


This guy saved a pile of money by consolidating all his telco needs into a VOIP Vonage account. I’ve saved a pile of money on long distance with my Primus VOIP box, but I’m tempted to move to Vonage. For one thing, I can cut my network box count by one by getting a router that does wireless networking and VOIP in one package (and might be able to go up to 802.11g with it.) Vonage also allows virtual numbers in the States, which might be useful if I try to freelance magazine articles at some point. It also has a softphone, so in theory I could pick up a Pocket PC (which, much as it pains me to admit it, have a better feature set than current Palm offerings, and cheaper) and have a universal phone number wherever I go provided I’m near a Wifi access point.) And you can check your voice mail over the web. Neat.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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