TRAI recently cleared the air on VOIP by officially legalising it. Previously voip was in a legally gray area and telephone cos and ISPs shy ed away from providing / terminating voip based calls to end consumers.
But the other issue here is that Trai is not so independent a regulator and needs govt approval on important issues and this decision would mean loss in revenue of psu telephone cos – yes im talkg about MTNL and soon to be disinvested co BSNL . Read BS
Thanks to this decision, things are set to change, so expect another price war and cheaper ISD and STD calls carried on the VOIP platform very soon. Read TOI