What is VoIP?

The word VoIP is one that may already be familiar to you, but which you are still probably not completely aware of.

If there is any one type of technology that everyone should be aware of, it is VoIP. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is simply the transmission of voice traffic over IP-based networks. The use of VoIP has become extremely popular, especially over the past couple of years, and this is largely due to the fact that there are many cost advantages to consumers over traditional telephone networks.

Everyone is interested in saving money, and VoIP can help you to do this. Most Americans pay a flat monthly fee for local telephone calls and a per-minute charge for any long-distance calls. However, with the use of a VoIP phone calls can be placed across the Internet, completely free of charge but for paying the cost of your Internet bill of course.

Types of Calls

There are actually a few different types of calls that can be made here. These telephone calls can either be placed to other VoIP devices, or to normal telephones on the PSTN. This makes it incredibly easy and convenient to get started if you want to make the switch, and there are three methods that you can use to connect to a VoIP network: using a VoIP telephone, using a normal telephone with a VoIP adapter, and using a computer with speakers and a microphone.

If you are interested in learning more about this before making the switch, there are several terrific options available to you here. The best idea however would be to read some of the many different books that are available on the subject.

The Internet is also a great resource, and not only for learning about this service and all the advantages that it has to offer, but as well you will be able to find all the equipment that you would need to make the switch online as well.

Just make sure that you are aware of all the benefits that this service has to offer before going through with it and making the switch, because you want to ensure that you are aware of all you going to be getting in return.

This is definitely an awesome service that is worth checking out, and which continues to gain in popularity as more and more people are learning more about it and understanding all the benefits it has to offer.


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