EarthLink Expands VoIP Offering
Ed Oswald writes on BetaNews:
EarthLink said Thursday that it would expand its packaged DSL and phone service to eight additional markets in an effort to give consumers a alternative to local phone companies. First announced in January, the service is made possible through a partnership with Covad.More here.
Where EarthLink's service differs is at the phone company's central office. Until the phone call reaches that point, it acts as a POTS, or "plain old telephone service." This means users can place a call using their standard phone line.