Phones and Apps : Smartphones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans

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    Smartphones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans

    By Victor Godinez
    The Dallas Morning News

    Your monthly cellphone bill is way too expensive.

    No, it's not the fees or taxes or even text messages that are leaching your wallet.

    It's your voice plan.

    The feature that made cellphones useful and popular is now an overpriced relic. Fortunately, growing options exist to rid you of that unnecessary burden, although the biggest wireless carriers are reluctant to talk about them.

    Traditional voice plans are becoming obsolete because many phones are now perpetually connected to the Internet over high-speed networks, whether that's Wi-Fi, 3G or (for some) 4G.

    That connection means it's possible on many mobile phones and other handheld devices to make voice calls over the Internet using voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP. Continues
     
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