It was inevitable that when cost-saving Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling became popular in the United States, all of the major telephone companies would eventually offer it – but not on mobile phones. In an increasingly mobile world, this means that wireless carriers are making huge profits on calls abroad, says VOXOFON President Alexey Goloshubin.
“Making an international phone call from a cell phone can cost a small fortune, and the wireless carrier will make at least a 90% profit on that call,” he says.
VOXOFON is an international VoIP service that is known for offering wide range of low-cost, easy-to-use calling options, including applications that can be downloaded onto BlackBerry™ or Android™ phones, such as the T-Mobile G-1, becoming a seamless part of the phone’s operations.
Calling abroad with VoIP used to involve sitting in front of a computer with a set of headphones, but in the past few years, the service has evolved, as new companies competed with innovative services for the long-neglected market share of friends, family and business associates trying to keep in touch – and travelers trying to avoid roaming fees.
Some telephone companies offer mobile VoIP for smart phones, but they require special software be installed, a phone that supports WiFi, and calling in a WiFi zone.
Goloshubin says he wants people to realize the money they are throwing away when they call abroad on their cell phone. “The worldwide recession will lead either to a reduction in the number of calls abroad or an increase in the use of VoIP,” he said. “Why pay, for example, $35 dollars for a 10-minute call to Australia when you could pay 25 cents for the same call?”
He allows that most Americans make so few international calls they may think of an international call as a one-time expense and thus insignificant. “But a business with clients or offices abroad – or exchange students calling family and friends – that level of calling can put a big dent in the budget.”
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