Consumer VOIP

VoIP NEWS ONLINE. Been looking at VOIP for consumers. Here’s an entrie site dedicated to it. Note that Vonage just raised an additional $35M from NEA to bring their total to $60M plus. Have about 70K subscribers, but seem to be a early leaders.

Also have Skype who are doing the classic, its just free for peer to peer and doing broad scale peer-to-peer distribution so they have essentially zero cost.

Then, there are the old folks like net2phone which has a traditional model for pricing, but is essentially voice over IP on PCs although they also have hardware offerings. The big difference seems to be the termination. With Vonage, you get termination to a real phone number, whereas with Net2Phone, you can dial out, but you can’t dial in.

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