David Beckemeyer's post on Fring is worth a read, for a couple of reasons:
- He illustrates the VoIP pricing conundrum. By now it's apparent to everyone that the differences in price points that VoIP providers have chosen, and the price points the incumbents have chosen are not a function of technology, but rather marketing.
- He asks the core question: do features matter? If price is the only reason for consumers to migrate to VoIP, then there will be a lot more financial problems like Vonage in our future. If customers will buy features then there's a different dynamic at work.
Our bet is that business customers will pay for features that make economic sense. Consumers, we're not so sure about.