One typically does not associate VoIP with telecom operators. Given that internet telephony eats into their revenues, this is understandable. However, not extending the benefits of technology to consumers has not helped telecom operators. Many companies have mushroomed to fill in the gap left by telco’s unwillingness to extend the benefits of VoIP to consumers (see my recent post on why mobile operators may die out if they do adopt VoIP).
Looks like telecom operators are slowly realizing this fact and adjusting their strategies, albeit slowly. Straight Talk, a TracFone Wireless Inc. offering, has introduced a no-contract unlimited calling plan that lets you make unlimited calls within the USA and a few international countries. Should you bite the bullet?