by Mike Masnick

Verizon Is The Latest To Unveil VoIP

from the no-big-surprise-there dept

It seems that every time a major telco or cable company unveils a VoIP offering it gets a ton of press. The latest, of course, is Verizon 's plan for VoIP. Like every other major telco/cable company (with the surprising exception of Cablevision), the plan is based on (a) being a bit cheaper than existing telephone service and (b) a bit more expensive than existing independent VoIP players. It's something of a hedge, and it's designed not to completely cannibalize their existing business, while hoping that their brand name either pulls in a premium or that clueless customers won't know they get the same sort of thing from any of the other providers. Also, Verizon looks like they're going to do more bundling packages concerning VoIP, so it gets a bit cheaper if you also get DSL from them. This makes sense, of course, though the combined deal still seems a bit pricey.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Insider Shop - Show Your Support!

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.