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LONDON, England (CNN) -- Tech-savvy business travelers are forcing a rethink on how hotels charge for long-distance communications, meaning that exorbitant phone bills on the road could soon be a thing of the past.

The advent of the cell phone has already had an impact on hotel call charges with most guests preferring to use their mobiles rather than clock up charges on their room rate.

But for international travelers, huge roaming costs or incompatible networks mean they may have no choice but to reach for the receiver in their room.

Now, with more hotels wiring up to provide in-room broadband Internet access, guests are able to plug into cheap -- or even free -- phone calls using a principle known as voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP.

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