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You’ve seen the ads for Internet telephone service: “all-you-can-eat” calling, for one low (sometimes very low) price. Sounds great, but what’s the real deal? What service should you choose? How do you connect it? Will it work with your firewall? What if you want multiple phones? What if the lights go out, or you need to call 911? Can you transfer your existing number? Should you? Talk Is Cheap answers all those questions, and more: honestly, breezily, objectively.
James Gaskin explains how Internet telephony works and walks through all your options, from Vonage to Verizon -- including what you can (and can’t) get for free, from Skype. You’ll learn what equipment you need (if any); walk through your new service’s features (and compromises); even learn how to use broadband phones with alarm systems and TiVo boxes. Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only