29 August 2006
SOMETIMES it's as clear as a church bell on a still morning, but at other times it's, well, like listening to someone mumbling through a wet sock. Welcome to the world of VoIP telephony.
Attracted by the prospect of low-cost, or even free, telephone calls, Australians are signing up for VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services in record numbers.
Consumers led the rush but now growing numbers of small businesses and travelling executives are jumping aboard.