Wiring The Net For Gabfests

INTERNET PHONE CALLS ARE the newest lane on the Infobahn. Cheaper than regular phone service, too. And this is no illegal hacker invasion of phone-company circuits. VocalTec in Northvale, N.J., plans to storm the net on Feb. 13 with a $49 piece of software that lets PC owners chat over a microphone with others who are similarly equipped. The only charge is the ordinary Internet access fee, around $15 a month, with no limit on the number or length of calls.

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