There was a time when the original AT & T completely dominates phone service, and you had no choice but to use them. AT & T, not only is the phone market, the company also manages your phone can not buy a phone from someone else. In fact, you could even buy one from AT &T; you had to rent from them, and never went to charge. I even remember that AT & T spying into people's homes to find out if they bought their phones, which was strictly forbidden.
How times have changed. AT & T monopoly was broken man a quarter century ago and the local Bell System telephone companies have become independent. Originally there were seven Baby Bells, "and what remained of AT & T handled long distance, finally duking with Sprint and MCI competition. Then the Baby Bells began merging and buying from the merger of each other. One of them, SBC Communications, bought a significant reduction in AT & T, Cingular gave their brand they spent a fortune to promote, and once again called AT & T. So what is to come almost full circle.
One thing that has changed, the home phone service is available from various companies. Theoretically, it should lead to more competition and better rates of residential phone service and business phones. In fact, with so many rules and plans and services that no one could understand more about how big your phone bill would be deregulated phone companies just come up. People began distrusting the phone company, after they have been socked with ridiculously high taxes that have been buried somewhere in the fine print. I personally came to a halt long-distance calls fear huge charges.
And mobile phones, it seems, the promise of cheap phone service flat fee payment plans.
But then the phone companies got greedy. They lock the required two-year contract, and then pepper you with additional charges and fees that can add hundreds of dollars per month phone bill. It is still a bit easier to keep the cell phone charges than the Byzantine landline phone charges, and many people have abandoned landline phone service. The problem is that the voice quality is generally terrible. And you are connected with the industry, believes that "at least dropped calls" is something to brag about. Geesh!
Fortunately, there are alternatives. Likewise, as the Internet completely revolutionized the way we entertain ourselves and interact with each other, as well as the railway, the Internet phone service. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol "and describes Internet telephony, now to compete over the traditional landline phone service convenience and quality. Rates are usually much smaller and legalese to a minimum.
Internet telephony has come a long way since the first line IP phone these days can get very inexpensive plans and packages that will allow you to keep your existing phone number. In addition, you often get all the usual goodies (caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, additional lines, caller block, conferences, etc. ..) free throw. With broadband phone service uses high-speed Internet connection in your home, you do not need any equipment other than the broadband phone adapter, which usually comes with a VoIP service. This is not just switch to another phone company. It is from the old monopoly phone company for the full, instead of using the Internet phone service. When you pass through, you will find that it is easier and better in every way. And a whole lot cheaper to run.