For Voice Over Internet (VOIP) to be successful we need to have a company deliver a solution with a handset provider. Currently in the United States this is what is happening.
One such provider Sunrocket is offering Unlimited Phone calls to the USA and Canada (including VOIP handsets) for $199.00 USD ($272.00 AUD – $294.00 NZD) per annum!
YES THAT IS $199.00 USD FOR A FULL YEAR OF PHONE CALLS ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.
James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch would be kicking themselves after starting Onetel and burning through 100s of millions, when they could have spent a fraction of this money to take the telephony market by storm in the current VOIP marketplace. I wish that someone with as much power as them got into the market now and developed a close relationship with a phone handset company to deliver the same deals to the Australian public.
Imagine if all we had to do was register online to receive our handset, plug it in and register our phone number and start using the service today!
Telstra must be feeling sick in the stomach at what the future is going to do to their company!