Digital Phone Service Helps Users Save Big, AT&T Reacts to VoIP Providers with New Data Caps

Top Quote As ITP VoIP and other digital phone providers continue to reel in converts from analog service, experts speculate that AT&T's recent DSL data cap is a reaction to the company's loss in landline revenue. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 18, 2011 - Last week, AT&T announced a new 150GB monthly limit for its DSL service, which was previously without a data limit. Analysts suggest that the new data cap comes in response to the continual decline of analog phone service, which has been eclipsed over the past dozen years by ITP VoIP and other prominent VoIP providers.

    Available at, ITP VoIP empowers VoIP business and residential customers to save hundreds and even thousands of dollars every year on their phone bills. The internet phone company includes a slew of features for even its most basic digital phone plans - perks that would cost consumers extra with most traditional phone providers.

    Providing affordable hosted PBX packages, ITP VoIP likewise enables its small- and medium-sized business clients to save on their installation and operational expenses. The digital phone services requires only a router (provided for free by ITP VoIP) and preexisting broadband connection to operate, making the installation process as simple as plugging in a cord. The remaining equipment operates remotely from ITP VoIP, allowing even small businesses to benefit from a fully featured phone system without employing an IT department to manage it.

    The digital phone industry's competitive pricing and hassle-free operation have encouraged more and more callers to jump ship from landline service offered by AT&T, among other providers. AT&T's upcoming monthly data cap, which will charge users $10 for every 50GB of data transferred over 150GB, is being perceived as an attempt to recapture the lost profits from those customers that switched from landline service to VoIP providers. Tech blog, for example, published a lengthy blog post questioning the company's motives.

    AT&T cited increased network congestion as the reason for its impending data limitations, however many industry experts find fault with this reasoning. BT Retail, a prominent phone service in the U.K., recently announced the removal of its bandwidth caps after remodeling its infrastructure to better handle the load. The predicted expense of such remodeling - not to mention the cost of maintaining a network like AT&T's - actually decreased in 2010, Ars Technica reported. If data revenue is increasing and network costs decreasing, critics wonder, how can AT&T justify this new cap on data?

    Given this lack of justification, it's no wonder that experts see the data caps as a reaction to the steady decrease in landline profits caused by the rise of the VoIP business, among other factors.

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