Monday, November 28, 2005

Not Enough VoIP Subscribers

"According to a report from TeleGeography Research, more than 3.6 million people subscribed to Internet phone service as of Sept. 30 -- a fivefold increase from the same time last year. Edison, N.J.-based Vonage, an Internet phone service that offers flat-fee calling plans, led the competition in customer growth." Many analysts predicted a bigger year and now say next year. Bah! First off, without broadband penetration VOIP doesn't sell. Secondly, with the E-911 "scare", some are having second thoughts. Thirdly, it isn't that cheap any more, so now it has to be marketed differently and most of the VoIP providers don't know how to market.

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