Chatterbug Brings VoIP Savings to Luddites

Correction: The price is actually $19.95, not $30. Sweet.

Saving cash by making calls via VoIP is great, but if you don't have a computer or just don't know much about computers the chances of you figuring out what VoIP is, let alone how to use it in harmony with your regular phone, is probably not going to happen. Chatterbug has stepped into the fold, making saving money by making long distance calls over the web a snap.

The current offering from Chatterbug is a little device that you plug in between your phone and the wall. If you're making local calls, your local carrier will handle it. If you make a long distance call, the Chatterbug will step in and route the call through their servers, VoIP style. All you pay for that privilege is about $10 a month. The Chatterbug itself is $30 and available now.

Even cooler is their upcoming cell phone version of the service, a software app that will reroute international calls through their servers. Call your girlfriend studying abroad in Italy every day to make sure she isn't shacking up with some nude-modeling olive farmer? Flat rate, baby. That one comes out this fall, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Current unit is above, cell software pic after the jump.

Chatterbug Brings VoIP Savings to Luddites

–Adam Frucci