Personal Tech Pipeline | MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP

White Papers

Sponsor Resources

WebCasts
Free Newsletter GlossaryContact UsAbout Us
Players & CamsPhones & PDAsHome & AutoOnline

June 24, 2005

MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP



Courtesy of TechWeb News

Still in the process of being acquired by Verizon Communications, MCI has quietly launched a consumer VoIP service that could compete with Verizon's VoiceWing VoIP service.

MCI told the Reuters news service that its Neighborhood Broadband service will serve less-than 5,000 subscribers, who will pay $29.99 a month for the service. MCI apparently is hedging its bets against all comers including rival AT&T whose CallVantage VoIP service also costs $29.99 a month. AT&T is being acquired by SBC Communications, which likewise has VoIP offerings.

Earlier this month, MCI launched an IP-based service in Europe called MCI Advantage VoIP. That service, however, has a bundle of features including messaging, data exchange, and IP phoning -- all within a single network infrastructure.

MCI has accepted a takeover offer from Verizon, although some investment banking organizations and hedge funds continue to seek to derail the transaction. They hope to drive the price of the acquisition higher by re-igniting bidding for MCI. Shareholders. and federal agencies must also rule on the acquisition, but most observers believe the deal will be approved.

E-mail This Story
Print This Story
Reprint This Story




Get the latest Personal Tech news, product info, and trends every week.


Related Content

  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Main RSS Feed
  Right-click and choose Copy to extract RSS Feed URL  Personal Tech Pipeline's Blog RSS Feed



Keeping Up To Date On Enterprise Server Tech?
Review our compilation of columns on server security, database software, and Linux issues.
Unleash the Power & Opportunity of Grid Computing
Experts will identify trends in grid computing, provide
examples and examine solution options.
Using Current Performance to Shape
Future Results

Hear new strategies for improving business
performance and results.

Editor's Picks

Well, Microsoft has "unfolded" its "Origami" ultra-mobile PC platform Thursday. It turned out to be a full-featured PC smaller than a tablet but bigger than a PDA. Are you impressed?
Yes! I want one!
Sort of. We'll see.
No! It's too big for a pocket and too small for real computing. What's the point?


In search of personal tech products? See our new Product Finder, where you'll find personal computing devices, communications solutions, security products, and more.



PERSONAL TECH PIPELINE MARKETPLACE (sponsored links)
Transform your IT infrastructure with IBM
Successful CIOs see IT as a prime stimulus for business innovation-and themselves as key participants in a process that develops business and IT strategies in concert. Read an executive summary and register to download the full IBM paper.

Symantec Backup Solutions
Desktop to Data Center Protection. Explore the Official Symantec Site.

SEC & HIPAA IM Compliance
Satisfy regulatory and compliance requirements for instant messaging.

Secure & Easy Console Management with Digi CM
The Digi CM console server provides secure, intelligent & easy access to network devices with a serial console port. With Digi CM, you can securely monitor & control servers, routers, switches & other devices even when your network is down.

Understand the financial impact of open source.
Will open source pay off? Open source is becoming standard within enterprises, often because of cost savings. Find out how much of a financial impact it can have on your organization. Get this methodology and calculator now, compliments of JBoss. Go!


Buy a Link Now


Top ten search terms from the TechWeb TechEncyclopedia
How does your pay rate? Check the InformationWeek Salary Survey
Mobilized Solutions Guide: Find and compare solutions for your business
Top Requested White Paper Categories from TechWeb White paper Library
Top ten search terms from the TechWeb TechEncyclopedia