Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging 32 32 people found this article helpful Top VoIP Service Providers Leading residential VoIP service providers in the U.S. by Nadeem Unuth Freelance Contributor Nadeem Unuth is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire who specializes in information and communication technology with a focus on VoIP. our editorial process LinkedIn Nadeem Unuth Updated on June 24, 2019 Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email For phone users that want a type of VoIP that is more or less like their existing landline, with traditional phones, the most suitable of the types of VoIP services are the subscription and hardware based services. They are aimed primarily at households and small businesses. Upon subscription, the user is sent an adapter (ATA) and is given a phone number. This requires an Internet connection, which adds up to the cost, but the overall cost is relatively much lower. Added to the benefits are the numerous features that come with VoIP. Here is a list of the most prominent VoIP services providers of this type. 01 of 05 Vonage vandys/Flickr Vonage tops my list because it delivers the goods. The price is not the lowest, but not the highest as well. Call quality is great, as well as the service and all it entails, including the features and customer service. The adapter is provided for around $40, refundable upon returning it. 14-day trial. 02 of 05 Lingo Lingo For $21.95 per month, Lingo offers unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada and 22 other countries. There are around 25 features with the service, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Equipment comes free. 03 of 05 Voip.com Voip Voip.com offers VoIP service at a price lower than most of the competition, $16.95 per month. Among the strong points are a huge amount of features, the softphone that ships with the service, and a second line and voicemail for your mobile phone. They provide a Grandstream ATA, shipped free. A 30-day money back guarantee allows you to try the service. 04 of 05 BroadVoice Broadvoice If you make a lot of international calls, Broadvoice is the company to subscribe to. It offers service plans that are specifically tailored to users that call mostly outside the US, without however sacrificing local calls. Another interesting thing with Broadvoice is its BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scheme, whereby you can bring along your own device and sign up with a fee starting at $5.95 a month. The service works with most SIP-capable devices. The money back guarantee period is 30 days. 05 of 05 ViaTalk Via Talk What draws most people to ViaTalk is the price, even though they have to commit themselves for a year to get the cheapest price. ViaTalk also stands out with the long list of features it has. It also allows users to use their own devices (BYOD), which saves them from paying for activation and shipping. It has a money back guarantee of 14 days.