SIPphone: Internet Telephony Made Easy

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2004-08-12 Print this article Print

Review: Sick of your local telephone company? SIPphones, which use Voice Over IP technology, might just be the answer. Calls between users are free, but how is the service?

Tired of paying for long distance phone calls? Most of us try to avoid such charges like the plague. Sure, cell phones are a popular alternative, but as I learned the hard way, they may not get the job done as a landline replacement. Now, thanks to SIPphone, consumers have an alternative to traditional long distance carriers. Long distance here in the US has gotten cheap, but if you make international calls, you still rack up pretty good long distance bills every month. But if your friend has a SIPphone, you two can talk for the best price of all: free.
Click here to read the full review from Extreme Tech.
Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

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