The worlds 80 most popular VoIP Services - according to Alexa.com

by Jennifer Cuellar

With over 1500 VoIP providers worldwide we thought it was about time that we have a look at the popularity of these VoIP services and identify the most successful (at least according to Alexa.com). Most successfully in this case means the sites with the most traffic and not the most financially viable.

From our VoIP directory of 1500 VoIP providers from around the world we identified the 80 most visited sites and ranked them according the the data from Alexa.com. We only considered pure VoIP services and not cable companies or triple play offerings.

Although the top position was no surprise, obviously Skype , the second rank already caused some raised eyebrows. No - Vonage is only the third most popular, the second place goes to a relatively unknown PC to Phone provider from the UK - Globe7.com . The majority of the Top 80 VoIP services are from either the US or Germany, which comes as a surprise as well. A closer look reveals that a single company from Germany - the budget VoIP provider - Betamax.com - owns in total 19 of the Top 80 VoIP domains. These companies include nonoh.net (Rank 4), justvoip.com (Rank 8), voipbuster.com (Rank 9), voipcheap.com (Rank 11) and 15 others.

Another interesting company from Germany coming in at position 5 and worth mentioning is Peterzahlt.de . This is a genuine free web activated service with calls to 40 destinations costing absolutely nothing. The drawback is that you need a German, Austrian or Swiss phone number to be able to use this service.  Earthcaller.com from the US also offers no strings attached free calls to landline numbers in the US and Canada. This company is only a few months old and already ranked 45th.

Fring.com and Mobivox.com are the most popular mobile VoIP providers and already 10 different mobile VoIP services are present in the Top 80. The most recent newcomer in the Top 80 is a mobile VoIP startup from South Africa of all places - Yeigo.com . With the mobile VoIP industry expected to grow exponentially within the next 12-24 months you will see quite a bit of movement in the rankings from these mobile providers.

80 Most Popular VoIP Services According to Alexa.com

  Rank Alexa Rank Country Service Type
Skype 1 422 Luxembourg PC to Phone
Globe7 2 1100 UK PC to Phone
Vonage 3 4605 USA Broadband
Nonoh 4 11085 Germany Webactivated
Peterzahlt 5 12924 Germany Webactivated
Jajah 6 14154 USA Web activated
Ringcentral 7 16845 USA Broadband
Justvoip 8 17038 Germany PC to Phone
Voipbuster 9 17505 Germany PC to Phone
Fring 10 18691 Israel Mobile
Voipcheap.com 11 22647 Germany PC to Phone
Voipwise 12 23890 Germany PC to Phone
Net2phone 13 26270 USA PC to Phone
Voipstunt 14 27257 Germany PC to Phone
Gizmo Project 15 28179 USA Web activated
Lowratevoip 16 31546 Germany PC to Phone
Voipdiscount 17 32025 Germany PC to Phone
Freecall 18 34199 Germany PC to Phone
Mobivox 19 34289 Canada Mobile
12Voip 20 36976 Germany PC to Phone
Packet8 21 39010 USA Broadband
Tokiva 22 41080 Canada Mobile
Eqo.com 23 44981 Canada Mobile
Rebtel 24 51228 Luxembourg Mobile
Sipgate 25 51461 Germany Broadband
Internetcalls 26 53291 Germany PC to Phone
Tpad 27 59378 UK PC to Phone
Voip.com 28 61101 USA Broadband
Voipraider 29 63364 Germany PC to Phone
Vonage - Canada 30 63890 Canada Broadband
Nimbuzz 31 65900 Netherlands Broadband
Mediaring 32 66653 Singapore Broadband
Webcalldirect 33 89344 Germany Web Activated
Euteliavoip 34 93123 Italy Broadband
Poivy 35 95214 Germany Pc to Phone
Sightspeed 36 99234 USA Broadband
Smsdiscount 37 100097 Germany PC to Phone
Broadvoice 38 101377 USA Broadband
Lingo 39 101411 USA Broadband
iCallcentric 40 102924 USA Broadband
Viatalk.com 41 103490 USA Broadband
Vbuzzer 42 104491 Canada PC to Phone
Inphonex 43 108165 USA Broadband
iConnecthere 44 110220 USA PC to Phone
Earthcaller 45 111279 USA Web Activated
Truphone 46 112586 UK Mobile
Vonage UK 47 114765 UK Broadband
iSkoot 48 117360 USA Mobile
iCall 49 121592 USA Broadband
Wengophone 50 142262 France PC to Phone
Acanac 51 142897 Canada Broadband
Brujula 52 148947 Argentina Broadband
Vyke 53 151920 Norway Broadband
Freeworlddialup 54 152112 USA VoIP Peering
Sipgate - UK 55 167726 UK Broadband
Pennytel 56 177722 Australia PC to Phone
Voipbusterpro 57 178937 Germany PC to Phone
Phone.com 58 179758 USA Broadband
Netappel 59 181152 Germany PC to Phone
PC-Telephone 60 200653 Bulgaria PC to Phone
Carpo 61 201984 Germany Broadband
Symmy 62 214775 Unknown Mobile
Terrasip 63 214831 Spain Broadband
Ooma 64 222801 USA Broadband
Voipcheap.co.uk 65 228879 Germany PC to Phone
i-Call 66 230603 Greece Broadband
Gradwell 67 231352 UK Broadband
Minowireless 68 231144 USA Broadband
Peoplecall 69 235919 Spain PC to Phone
Sparvoip 70 245868 Germany PC to Phone
Joiphone 71 256657 USA Broadband
Talkster 72 256887 Canada Mobile
Aql 73 258984 UK Broadband
Voipax 74 261045 Germany PC to Phone
Voipyourlife 75 261753 USA Broadband
Mywebcalls 76 280783 UK PC to Phone
Gotalk 77 296544 Australia Broadband
Yeigo 78 303666 South Africa Mobile
Vox Telecom 79 309917 South Africa Broadband
dus.net 80 313585 Germany Broadban

Note: The Ranking is based on Alexa data from the 05 February 2008

A few companies which just missed the cut include webacall.com from Greece, Voicepulse.com from the US, iCallglobe.com and Barablu.com from the UK.

Should we have missed any VoIP service which you feel must belong in this list of the Top 80 VoIP services please contact us and forward the details. We will include it for the following month.

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