In recent years, the voice over IP (VoIP) market has been growing by leaps and bounds. Small and big businesses, including start-ups, have been tapping the many benefits of VoIP services. While cost has been a major driver, there are several other factors expanding the VoIP footprint in the business world. These include improved productivity, saved capital, green image, mobility, flexibility and scalability.
There are hundreds of VoIP providers in the market and choosing the best provider can be a difficult task. The telecom experts at at 1010PhoneRates.com have made it easier for consumers by announcing the best five residential VoIP Providers of 2014.
The company has selected Internet Telephone Company (ITP), as one among the best with its monthly cost starting from $24.99. Users needn’t pay the setup fee and can select a service plan that outfits their necessities. The company offers around 7 plans with over 50 features like caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, 411 directory assistance and three way calls etc. The service also fits in well with Microsoft Outlook, so contacts can be dialed with ease.
Phone Power's residential VoIP service is among the bests that with the plan starting from $24.95 per month. There are two plans with unlimited minutes: Unlimited U.S. and Canada or Unlimited World. It works out cheaper for users if they select a two year plan. Sixty minutes of international calls are included on a monthly basis as well as calls to Puerto Rico and Canada.
VOIPo's residential service is also an option for users with monthly rent starting from $15 per month. Users can take advantage of 60 free minutes of international calling per month but there are additional international rates for phone calls to Puerto Rico. The residential VoIP service does provide 711 calling capabilities for people with hearing impairments.
Axvoice is also rated as the best with its residential VoIP service offerings to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Users have to pay a base fee of $5 per month and each call has a 1.5 cents charge. Users only pay for the calls that they actually make. Features comprise free voicemail, SIP support, phone number portability, VoIP codecs, 911 service and free hardware.
magicJack has also gained a spot in the best five residential VoIP providers list, announced by 1010PhoneRates.com.The company offers service at the low price of $2.50 per month. There's only one plan with unlimited calling throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Beyond the free trial, there is the option to choose a yearly plan or a 6 month plan. The annual plan is offered at a cheaper rate.