NetZero Voice offers a computer based voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service similar Skype.
The services come in two flavors: 1) free service that users can use to make computer-to-computer calls,
and 2) a subscription service where through a paid service users can make computer-to-phone calls.
Netzero Voice supports all of the standard features that you're familiar with in a phone service. For example,
users can get voicemail, caller ID, call-waiting, and call block.
Free VoIP Service
Users can call other NetZero Voice users absolutely free. This is a great service. We've used the service
to keep in touch with our families while on travel. Families can keep in touch across the country this way.
What a great way to save on long distance bill. The requirement is that both ends of the communication
use the NetZero Voice software.
Use Any Type of Internet Connection. Note that most VoIP services work only on
Broadband (Cable or DSL) internet connections. NetZero Voice can be used over Dial-up
or Broadband internet connections. Again, this is great because you don't have to convice your family
members to purchase expensive broadband connections if they're not ready to yet.
NetZero Voice provides voicemail service similar to the systems your used to with convention telephone
systems. An added benefit: you can check your voicemails online. Again, this has been very useful for us when
we're on travel.
NetZero Voice Calling Features
Netzero Voice comes with Caller ID, Call waiting, Call Block, Speed Dial, and Do Not Disturb.
Instant Messaging Features
Besides voice, Netzero Voice software also offers the facility of instant messaging to the subscribers.
Online Message Center Features. Netzero also offers a free email account and subscribers can
have a unified both emails and voicemails can be accessed from the online message center
NetZero Voice Plans
You get unlimited computer-to-computer minutes. This is great for families
wanting to save on long distance bills.
Netzero Voice 100 - $3.95/mo + taxes
With this plan you get 100 minutes to place or receive calls to land lines and cell phones in US,
Canada and PuertoRico. Additional minutes are charged at 2 cents per minute. Reasonable International
rates are also available
You (your computer) get your own personal telephone number. Choose any U.S. area code for
your telephone number - regardless of where you actually reside.
NetZero Voice Super 250 - $9.95/mo. + taxes
The Super 250 plan offers 250 outgoing minutes to U.S., Canada and
Puerto Rico phone numbers from computer to phone. Incoming calls to the personalized phone number
are free. Additional outgoing calls to US, Canada and Puerto Rico are 2 cents per minute.
Again, reasonable International rates are available.
NetZero Voice Unlimited - $14.95/mo. + taxes
In addition to the features of the Super 250 plan, the unlimited plan
offers unlimited computer to phone calls within US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Some Other Details about NetZero VoIP
NetZero charges $1.95 per minute for technical support. This charge
applies even during the free or trial period.
NetZero is giving 3 months free on all their VoIP plans. There's really no risk to try the service.