BellSouth, which recently pasted the 1 million mark in digital subscriber line (DSL) subscribers, apparently is contemplating offering voice over the lines, according to CNET News.

The web-based news service reported Thursday that BellSouth is reselling voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) services from Vonage. BellSouth had no comment, but a Vonage representative told CNET that service trials were underway.

DSL is normally used for high-speed Internet service.

VOIP services are winning market share in the long-distance wars, one reason being significantly lower costs.

Another major VOIP provider is Net2Phone.

BellSouth: www.bellsouth.com

Vonage: www,vonage.com