After last week’s launch of Communicator, a voice over IP service that offered calls that bafflingly cost the same as fixed-line calls, BT have announced another VoIP service for broadband users. This time, calls are cheaper.
Broadband Voice allows subscribers to make voice calls via a handset, but using their broadband line. Now you know what those two little splitters they sent you in the post are really for.
Calls are cheaper, but still of good quality. The price structure is like reasonably simple. Rental is UK£14 (€21) per month, and allows subscribers to make free calls to other Broadband Voice subscribers.
Daytime calls to UK numbers are UK£0.03 per minute, and international calls are considerably cheaper. Rather like Skype’s new service, you can ring any phone.
For an extra UK£6.50 (€9.78) a month, calls under an hour to UK landlines at evening and weekends are free.
Good to see that BT are finally passing some of the benefits to VoIP over to consumers, but to be honest the service could be a bit cheaper.