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    Broadband Internet Saves Money

    By Daymon Hoag

    Most people look at the bottom line cost of broadband Internet when deciding the cost versus the benefits of Internet service. It's time to take a closer look. A good place to start is VoIP, also known as broadband phone service. The reasoning behind this being, the lower phone rates offset the increased of cost Internet service, essentially paying for the rise in cost in Internet access.

    The cost effective possibilities are endless. Downloading movies instead of going to the video store also puts your broadband connection to work, (the legal way of course). You'll save gas, time, and it is usually just cheaper.

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    It has been rumored, Microsoft, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, is working on an Internet TV service called IP TV, and is due to launch in 2006. With computers having the capability of using an LCD TV screen as a monitor, or stream media to the TV, one can imagine the financial benefits of this technology, but only if you have broadband.

    The examples listed are likely the most common ways to save a buck or two with broadband. Internet telephone and Internet TV are just a couple examples of new technology for broadband to come. by now it should be fairly clear to most people that faster surfing and downloads are only the very basic of benefits to broadband users.

    Most dial up users won't switch to high speed Internet because they believe it's too expensive. Sure the basic subscription is more, but there are literally hundreds of ways to offset the higher cost of broadband Internet service.

    In most cases, the benefits of high speed Internet far outweigh the cost. In closing, let me just say the next time you are looking for somewhere to go or something to do with your broadband connection, try looking for ways to put it to work for you, and save some money.

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    Daymon Hoag is editor at <a href="http://www.cheapest-service.com">Cheapest Service</a>

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    Re: Broadband Internet Saves Money

    I signed up for Vonage (VOI) phone service. It is linked to my cable service. I get local and long distance 24/7 for a flat rate of $24.99. It did take awhile for the phone company to release my number so Vonage gave me free months until the issue was resolved. It was amazing that the tax on my old phone bill comprised of 50% of the bill. My son showed me the bill and I was paying about $12.50 for $22 local service. I switched to avoid the enormous tax and save lots of $$$. Vonage has the first month free and if you sign someone up you get a free month. Also, if you don't use your phone much Vonage has a 500 min. plan for $14 a month. What a deal!

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      #3
      Re: Broadband Internet Saves Money

      I too use Vonage for local phone service.

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        #4
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        I have used voip for 4 years

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