Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Packet8 VoIP Hot Summer Discounts

What's hot right now? The great outdoors, for one. VoIP broadband phone service for another. If you've been thinking about getting VoIP telephone service to save money on your home or business calls, here's a limited time special offer that's hard to refuse.

What's the special? Packet8 is offering free activation on your voice services. That's a savings of $29.95 to $39.95. It's good for all of the residential and business services, except VideoPhone. On top of that savings from Packet8, Long Distance Rate Finder .com has a special discount for ordering Packet8 VoIP through our site. It's an extra $19.95 discount when you use our coupon code cog-apl. Those discounts will be automatically applied only when you order through our Packet8 VoIP Phone Service site.

Here's an example of how much these discounts are really worth. The Freedom Unlimited Packet8 broadband phone service for home use includes the broadband phone adaptor and gives you unlimited calls in the USA and Canada plus free calls to other Packet8 subscribers worldwide for just $19.95 a month. That's all 50 states plus Canada on that low rate. Included with this service is personalized voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way conferencing, call forwarding and other features that most phone companies charge extra for. Remember this is your local and long distance service for just $19.95 a month. If you act now, you'll pay only a $1.50 regulatory recovery fee plus shipping for the broadband adaptor. No activation fee. No charge for your first month's service. Does it get any sweeter than that?

So what's the catch? No catch. OK, just a small catch. You'll need broadband Internet service to use Packet8 VoIP. It doesn't work with dial-up Internet. If you already have DSL or Cable Modem residential broadband, you're set. If you want to share your broadband connection between your VoIP phone and your computer, you'll also need a router which you may have or can pick up cheaply at a local electronics retailer.

How about Packet8 VoIP for your whole house? There's a special new telephone system available only from Packet8 that is perfect for this. It's the Uniden UIP1868P Whole House VoIP System with Packet8 Internet phone service. You get the base unit and an extra cordless handset for $159. You can expand up to 10 cordless Uniden handsets so you can put one in every room if you wish. This unusual phone has a built-in router, so you don't need an external router or broadband phone adaptor to use it. Just plug it into your DSL or Cable Modem. Plug your computer into the LAN port on the back of the phone and both telephone and computer can share the Internet. The advanced router in the Uniden UIP1868P improves call quality by routing voice packets to the phone and data packets to the computer, and giving your telephone calls priority over data.

The beauty of the Uniden whole house system is that you don't need to understand computer networking or hook together a bunch of boxes to get it working. The router, broadband adaptor and telephone are all built into one unit. You don't need to mess with your home phone wiring or wire up new outlets either. It doesn't use your phone jacks at all. You plug it into your broadband service and the extensions are cordless. They each have their own charger you simply plug into an electrical outlet.

Yes, you also get the free activation and $19.95 coupon discount with the Uniden Whole House VoIP System. With any residential or business VoIP service, Enhanced 911 emergency service (E911) is an available option in many areas and highly recommended. You'll have a chance to elect to keep your current phone number and choose Enhanced 911 service when you place your order.

Don't forget that the Packet8 free activation is only available until September 30.

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