If you purchased your own VoIP hardware when you signed up for service, you might be surprised to know that it will be as useful as a brick if you decide to change carriers. BroadVoice's Bring Your Own Device service takes a different approach for those who like to own their own hardware. Tim Higgins takes an in-depth look.
If you can use your regular phones with VoIP services such as Vonage, why not also with Skype? Actiontec's IPWS lets you do just that.
VoIP providers are transitioning from supplying simple Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA) to bundling in full-fledged broadband routers with the ATA function built in. Jim Hubbard takes a look at the Vonage version of the Linksys WRT54GP2.
These days you hear the acronym "VoIP" so much that it sounds like the Monty Python skit that launched SPAM into Internet vernacular. But it looks like this time Voice over IP is here to stay. So it's time for one of our Need To Knows so that you're armed and ready to understand its terminology and make intelligent choices among a dizzying array of VoIP products and services.