Posted on September 27, 2010
This is my business phone as well, and over the last month with support calls, calls to mobiles etc (over 12 hours worth) – the total bill came to $24.61 – that’s $2.00 per hour on average!
Welcome to VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol. Also known as Skype (one of the first companies to offer VOIP). If you have a reliable internet – you can have an internet phone, very easy to setup on ADSL (still possible over satellite) and cheap. The hardware is less than $150 , and if you choose the right VOIP provider –
$0 monthly subscription
$0.10 per fixed call anywhere in Australia,
$0.15 per minute to Australian mobiles,
1800 calls are free,
1300 calls are $0.25 per call
The only downside is on no answer – you still get charged the minimum fee of 10 cents.
With these figures – I find it hard to recommend subscribing to a ISP on a bundled plan (phone included with the internet) as these plans seem to be a higher charge for each call plus a monthly subscription.
I have setup several VOIP phones using Mynetfone as the provider and CISCO hardware. Once setup – provides hassle free and cheap calls.
If you are interested in VOIP or would like further information – call us for a friendly chat.