May 14, 2014 16:43 ET

The Top 5 Residential VoIP Providers of 2014, Ranked by

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - In the past, individuals who wanted to make long distance calls had no choice but to select that option for their landline phones and pay an extra cost. However, in this age of much more evolved technology, those days are long over. Even if a person wishes to make international calls and they cannot do so on their landline or smartphone through their plan with their provider, there is the option of VoIP. VoIP is available on a broad scale for both business use and for the home in the form of residential VoIP.

Generally speaking, as long as an individual has a smartphone, tablet or computer, it is possible to use a residential VoIP package or app that will allow for calls to be made through their Internet connection that will override their cell phone minutes or the use of their landline. Not only is VoIP cheaper for the user, but it is also much faster and more efficient. Analysts at recently ranked the top 5 residential VoIP providers. The analysts looked at price, customer satisfaction reviews and more. These are the best residential VoIP providers of 2014 as ranked by

1) Internet Telephone Provider (ITP)

ITP is an excellent residential VoIP service that offers a variety of plans for making calls. The first two months are offered for free as a bonus to new users and the service can be used with a computer or smartphone via the app through ITP. The basic residential service for VoIP is only $9.99 per month. For users who want to make international VoIP calls, the cost is $24.99 per month.

2) Phone Power

Phone Power is a residential VoIP service that boasts the ability to save users up to 70 percent on their monthly phone bill. It costs $3.95 per month for the first three months for unlimited calls to anywhere in the United States and Canada. After the initial three month period, the cost becomes $9.95 per month. However, it allows users to keep their existing number and to use it with their smartphone. For international calling, users will want the Unlimited World Plus plan, which starts at $24.95 per month.

3) VOIPo

VOIPo gives users the opportunity to replace their landline and use residential VoIP with regular phones to engage in unlimited calling for one low price. A two year deal costs $149 and provides users with unlimited calls throughout the United States and Canada as well as 60 minute free international calls each month. Users can choose to keep their existing number or receive a new number. Individuals who use the service with their cell phones can also send and receive free text messages.

4) Axvoice

Axvoice is an excellent VoIP service that costs as low as 1.5 cent per minute to make calls to countries on other continents. For domestic calls through the United States and Canada, it offers a monthly fee of $4.99 or an annual fee of $99. Users can use it on their smartphone or get new hardware and transfer their existing number.

5) magicJack

magicJack is one of the best known residential VoIP services as well as one of the cheapest. It costs only $3 per month and offers unlimited calling throughout the United States and Canada. A five year plan costs only $99.95. Users can even get six months of free VoIP service when they purchase the magicJack PLUS USB connector for $49.95.

Of course, before deciding on any one of these great VoIP services, consumers should thoroughly do their homework to determine which one is most appropriate for their needs.

People that are interested in learning more about residential VoIP providers can visit:

About is an authority business and residential VoIP service provider site that offers comparison tools to help businesses and residences to find the best VoIP provider for them.

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