EarthLink Teams With Vonage
from the good-deal dept
I'm still surprised that BellSouth cut their incredibly short-lived trial with Vonage to offer a VoIP solution. It sounds like too many people within the phone company couldn't deal with the fact that they were partnering with a companny that offered a competing service. What this ignores, of course, is the fact that the competing service remains in business, and now you no longer get a cut of any customer who signs up. However, the telecom world doesn't think that way, so we'll have to leave it to other broadband providers, such as Earthlink, to sign up as a Vonage partner. Don't look now, but suddenly Earthlink is competing with the phone companies, and the phone companies probably don't even realize it.