18 September 2007
WHEN they first appeared on the market some four years ago,
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services appealed to geeky types
who wanted to make phone calls over their broadband internet
connection. Patchy quality and unreliable services confined them to
But fast forward to this year and VoIP has grown up.
The quality of the calls rival (and in some cases even surpass) that
of a traditional phone service, and simple plug-and-play equipment
means almost anyone can install a service and make calls in minutes.