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Net calling on the cheap

AOL gets in on Internet phone craze with $13.99 service. Also: Verizon's low-cost plan.

Everyone's looking to cash in on the upstart Internet phone technology, from ISPs to the Baby Bells. The numbers look to be in their favor.

AOL will bring Net phone service to 40 cities

Company will offer prices as low as $13.99 per month as part of an aggressive rollout campaign.
April 7, 2005

Verizon offers lower-cost Net phone service

For $19.95 per month, the plan offers 500 minutes of outbound local and domestic long-distance calls.
April 6, 2005

Vonage says Clearwire interfered with VoIP calls

As competition heats up Net-phone providers and traditional telecoms, blocked calls are becoming common.
April 6, 2005

Net telephony set to surge, IDC says

U.S. Net phone subscribers will jump from 3 million this year to 27 million by 2009, study says.
April 4, 2005

Skype dreams for developers

Fast-growing Net phone service has software writers scrambling to figure out how to add on--and cash in.
April 4, 2005