Vonage, VoicePulse Push Forward With Video

Two major VoIP providers announce their intention to offer video services in 2005. The timing of the dual announcements was in part driven by competition. Yet, that very competition is one stumbling block to the wide acceptance of video VoIP. Will Vonage, VoicePulse and Packet8 — the only significant player in video VoIP today — call a short time out and sign the interconnection agreements needed to allow video voice to work? … [Read more...]

VoIP for Life for $999

RNK Telecom believes those who make the jump to VoIP are in it for the long haul. So the company is offering a plan that allows a customer to make unlimited phone calls in the US — for the rest of his or her life — for less than a grand. The plan is non-transferable so it may be a great deal if the customer — and, of course, RNK itself — can hold off the grim reaper for a while. … [Read more...]

A New VoIP Service Approach: Unlimited Yearly

SunRocket, a relatively recent entrant in the ranks of VoIP service providers, is hoping to attract new customers — and keep them — by signing them up to one-year unlimited calling plans for $199. Will the other VoIP services follow suit? … [Read more...]

SBC Counters Its Critics

In lightning fast fashion, a company executive has flatly denied published reports that SBC's newly announced TipTop termination plan is anti-competitive and designed to give the Baby Bell a huge head-start in VoIP-to-the-home service. … [Read more...]