Home VoIP solutions have been gaining popularity for many years. From early solutions like Net2Phone to the popularity of PC-based VoIP solutions like Skype and all the way to traditional phones using VoIP solutions like Vonage, home VoIP use is on the rise. While the Internet has allowed telephone calls over IP protocols for many years, not until about 2005 did we see a true foothold in the home market. Many aspects of VoIP solutions appeal to the home user, including the rising cost of traditional home phones, the growing disuse of landlines in favor of mobile phones, and the "geek" factor of being able to use the computer for everything, including making inexpensive telephone calls to friends and family.

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