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NetZero Offers Internet Telephony

Internet services provider United Online Inc. has launched a telephony service under its NetZero brand.

Internet services provider United Online Inc. has launched a telephony service under its NetZero brand.

The voice over Internet protocol phone service available this week provides computer-to-computer calling at no charge. Premium services include calls to landline phones.

The Woodland Hills, Calif., company is currently offering three-months of its paid service at no charge. Prices range from free to $14.95 a month, which includes phone-to-computer calling in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. International calling starts at two cents a minute.

The service works on any broadband connection.

VoIP calling is growing in popularity as a cheaper alternative to traditional telephone service. Cable operators have started offering the service to compete against telephone companies that are moving toward selling TV subscriptions through broadband.

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