Thursday, May 04, 2006

VoIP Wars: Verizon slashes prices to keep up

let the VoIP price wars begin...according to a TeleGeography update
Verizon has slashed the monthly price of its consumer Voice-over-IP (VoIP) offering, from $34.95* to $24.95 per month. This puts Verizon's VoiceWing service in the same level as Vonage but at the same time it positioned them below the VoIP offerings of cable MSOs like Time Warner and Comcast which offer VoIP at a rate of about $40 per month.
telegeography research:
" indicates that 5.4 million U.S. households now subscribe to a VoIP service--up from just 2.7 million one year ago. Even more troubling, 2.8 million of those households have defected to cable MSOs' VoIP services and have cancelled their local phone lines altogether. by year-end 2010, VoIP will have attracted over 21 million subscribers--nearly one in five of all U.S. households"
whats verizon to do? here is my suggestion..which is no brainer.. have they not heard of the term "bundle plan"?.. getting one bill for everything....for your wireless phone (Vcast enabled) ..your home and/or business VoIP line.. your DSL or FIOS broadband connection and your IPTV...all running through their pipes..
this move of reducing the price of their voip service to keep up with vonage is not going to solve anything.. Vonage is known as the internet phone service provider..well good luck to email address is on my profile if they would like to get in touch with me for further details on "bundle plans"