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VoIP Providers: An Exhaustive List

These days VoIP is a major force.. there are many alternatives out there in the market ranging from the formal and serious VoIP providers like the big telecom majors such as AT&T .. to the small new startups that provide PC-to-PC service like Ineen! Here is a list of these providers… if you come across any that is not listed here – please do add them in the comments section.


Full Phone Service

  • AOL TotalTalk : A U.S. and Canadian VoIP phone service provider.
  • Aptela : A U.S.-based Business VoIP service provider.
  • AT&T CallVantage : A U.S.-based Business VoIP carrier.
  • Bandwidth.com : A U.S.-based Business VoIP carrier.
  • BroadVoice : A U.S.-based VoIP network.
  • BT Broadband Voice : A UK based VoIP service provided through BT
  • Cliconnect Internet Telephony : A Canadian-Brazilian based Voip Service Provider.
  • Congruent IP Communications : A Canadian-based hosted VoIP services provider.
  • Covad : A U.S.-based hosted VoIP services provider.
  • Earthlink Truevoice, Mindspring: A U.S.-based ISP.
  • Engin : An Australian VoIP provider.
  • HIVE (ISP) : An Icelandic communication company. Offering home-phones which utilize VoIP
  • Internode NodePhone : An Australian-based VoIP service provider.
  • Iristel Inc. : A Canadian based VoIP service provider with Asterisk and T.38 fax support.
  • IXP Voice : A U.S.-based VoIP phone service provider.
  • Lingo : U.S. VoIP offering of Primus Telecommunications.
  • OpenWengo : A France-based VoIP Provider.
  • MetroTel : A U.S.-based VoIP Provider.
  • MyWebCalls : A UK-based VoIP phone service.
  • Net2Phone : A U.S.-based VoIP pioneer founded in 1996.
  • NetFone : A leading Canadian-based VoIP Provider.
  • Packet8 : A U.S.-based VoIP network.
  • sipgate: German SIP based provider also operating in Austria and the UK.
  • SIPphone : A SIP-based VoIP network.
  • SunRocket : A US-based company started by former MCI Execs.
  • TheGlobe : A U.S.-based Voice over Internet Protocol communications company.
  • TeleCable Services : A U.S.-based VoIP phone service provider.
  • Telio : A Norwegian-based VoIP phone service provider.
  • TexVoIP : Italian VoIP phone service provider.
  • VoicePulse : A U.S.-based VoIP phone service provider.
  • Vonage : A U.S.-based VoIP phone service provider.
  • Verizon VoiceWing : Verizon’s version of VoIP.
  • VoIP User : A UK based free SIP based network with a community funded PSTN gateway.
  • Voxbone : A EU based provider of worldwide VoIP virtual numbers.
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Free Services (PC-to-PC and PC-to Phone)

  • Camfrog : Camfrog Video Chat uses a proprietary system with instant messaging to do multi-user audio and video.
  • FWD (formerly Free World Dialup) : A free SIP-based VoIP network.
  • Gizmo_Project : Gizmo Project uses your internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers, phones and mobiles.
  • Paltalk : A proprietary freeware VoIP system which uses a messenger-like client for video, voice and text chat. Also offers interoperable Instant messaging (IM) with AOL Instant Messenger , Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ using the Paltalk client.
  • PeerMe : A proprietary freeware VoIP system which uses a messenger-like client.
  • Skype : A proprietary freeware VoIP system which uses a messenger-like client.
  • SIP Broker : One of the biggest free VoIP peering and ENUM services.
  • Switchboard: Free VoIP applet which works from within a web browser. Works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and any other Java enabled platform. No installation necessary.
  • Teleo : A VoIP network using a P2P model.
  • TelSIP : A European-based VoIP using SIP.
  • TheGlobe : A proprietary freeware VoIP plugin which adds a messenger-like client to your browser.
  • Vbuzzer : A SIP-based VoIP service with low cost access to conventional PSTN network.
  • Chattercube : The worlds first Peer-to-Peer VoIP network.
  • Ineen: A free Voice, Video and Instant Messaging service with a cool interface.
  • Yahoo Messenger: The popular Yahoo Messenger has added video and voice chats along with ability to call up phones from PCs has made this service a viable alternative. It also gives free voicemail for PC-to-PC calls that the receiver can retrieve.
  • GoogleTalk: Google talk is similar to Skype and a very good alternative to Skype. I use it a lot. Since it uses the normal Google/Gmail interface its handy as you get your gmail friends database right over.

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