Word hit the streets this week that AT&T will soon be canceling their VoIP offering CallVantage, leaving many customers without a phone service. After spending the last 48 hours helping many CallVantage customers find suitable VoIP service replacements on Twitter, I though it’d be helpful to create a list of my top VoIP service recommendations.
These VoIP service recommendations are made based on my personal experiences using these services as a primary or secondary residential voice line over the last few years. They are listed in no particular order.
Six VoIP service alternatives for AT&T CallVantage customers
- Skype – You can’t beat the price, feature set and multitude of devices that Skype can be accessed from. With plans starting at under $3 per month for unlimited calling it’s a steal for any CallVantage customer…if they’re okay with being slightly tethered to their PC.
- VoIP.com – You may not have ever heard or VoIP.com, but they offer a quality service at a very attractive price. For just under $200 a year you can talk as much as you want.
- ViaTalk – With no upfront device fees and a free year when you sign-up for one year (at $199), ViaTalk costs less than $10 per month. If you factor in that you get two lines with ViaTalk‘s VT Unlimited plan, you’re actually paying less than $5 per month!
- Vonage – Hate on them all you want, but I’ve never had a problem Vonage. With multiple devices to choose from, polished value added features and a low introductory rate, Vonage is a solid option.
- BroadVoice – The originator of the bring your own device service offering, BroadVoice allows you to bring your own SIP compatible hardware or choose from one of theirs. With six different plans to choose from (including one for video calling), BroadVoice is choice you’ll be happy you made.
- InPhonex – Last, but certainly not least, is Miami based InPhonex. With enough choice in VoIP calling plans to satisfy even the neediest of customers, InPhonex delivers quality services starting at just $14.95 per month.
And since I’m a nice guy, I’ll leave the comments open for those VoIP service providers out there who want to let CallVantage customers know about their VoIP service (and why they should choose them).