Telephones have truly become an integral part of our daily lives, serving as our communication lifeline to the world. However, there have been very few advances in the basic technology of phone service - until now. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers consumers a cost-effective alternative to traditional phone service. "Cut the Cord! The Consumer's Guide to VoIP" gives you the knowledge you need to decide if VoIP is right for you. It offers tips for selecting a VoIP service and advice for setting up your new service. It is packed with checklists, Web site resources, tips, and notes, and even provides examples of services that you can try before committing to VoIP.