Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s very easy to get into a discussion over VoIP phone systems that can come off as extremely technical, confusing to most readers. So what I’m going to do is try and provide you with an overview of Voice over IP (VoIP) that’s aimed at those who wouldn’t consider themselves experts or technologically savvy and hopefully give you some clarity in exactly what VoIP is. So let’s get down to business…
How Does VoIP Work?
VoIP phone service (Voice over IP; also known as digital phone service, digital telephony, or broadband telephony) replaces your phone line with a high-speed Internet connection. It's that simple.
What Does VoIP Mean For Me And How Is It Beneficial?
VoIP means saving money on your monthly phone bill without sacrificing quality or convenience.
Use VoIP like any other phone: pick up, wait for the tone, and dial the number. That's it. There are no extra numbers to dial and no special routines to follow. You don't even need a new phone, just a VoIP adapter. If you have a headset and VoIP software, you don't even need that: you can just call from your computer. Computer-to-computer calls may be free, too. If you call the public network or an external phone, you will probably have to pay by the minute.
Will VoIP tie up my Internet connection?
Nope, not at all! Your broadband Internet and ISP (Internet Service Provider) can handle the slight increase in traffic. In some cases, your VoIP provider will include a broadband connection as part of the deal to guarantee good service. VoIP is the exact opposite of dial-up — you can talk on the phone and browse the internet, no problem.
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Zachary T. Brown