As the demand for voice over IP (VoIP) steadily increases, the public switch telephone network (PSTN) is becoming something of the past, and as predicted by the industry, will become extinct. In effort to reiterate this notion, My VoIP Provider has revealed four ways to persuade all of the VoIP non-believers to convert from their PSTN.
- Save Money with a Cheap Phone (News - Alert) Service
VoIP networks lower costs and create more efficient solutions for consumers and providers alike. With the creation of Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the landscape of the telecom industry has changed even more drastically by moving all telephone calls into the IP domain. This in turn delivers higher quality audio experiences PSTN and makes high-definition (HD) voice possible at a lesser cost.
According to My VoIP Provider, PSTN phone services usually cost somewhere around $20 to $40 per month, while VoIP services usually cost anywhere from $10 to $20 per month.
- Save Money on Long Distance Calls
Since the PSTN relies on circuit switching, when phone calls are routed through analog phone technology, it can be slow and costly. Traditional phone providers have to charge more per minute, whether it is a local or long distance call. VoIP technology uses the Internet, so it doesn’t matter how far a call travels across the country, the cost doesn’t change. VoIP providers don’t charge extra per minute, rather it is just a low monthly fee for unlimited calling.
- Save Money on International Calls
VoIP service providers allow businesses to have international toll free services and unlimited international calling. According to My VoIP Provider, PSTN providers charge as much as $3 per minute for international calls, while most residential VoIP providers charge as low as $0.01 per minute. Voice and message applications like Skype (News - Alert), which operate from a VoIP network, also add to the influx of internationally calling and are available for unlimited world calls at $7.99 per month. For anybody with family or business interests that lie outside of the U.S., this phone service will drastically reduces calling costs and monthly phone bills.
- Avoid High Taxes with VoIP
The federal government requires that all users of landline phones pay the PSTN tax and since VoIP runs through the Internet, VoIP users don’t have to pay this tax. PSTN taxes can be as high as 23 percent on monthly plans in some areas in the U.S., with an average around 16 percent. With VoIP however, the tax can be as low as three percent, which means that with each monthly bill, VoIP users will have reduced payments due as opposed to those using PSTN services.
Edited by Jamie Epstein