VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. Voice over Internet Protocol is a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN.
- How VoIP / Internet Voice Works?
VoIP services convert your voice into a digital signal that travels over the Internet. If you are calling a regular phone number, the signal is converted to a regular telephone signal before it reaches the destination. VoIP can allow you to make a call directly from a computer, a special VoIP phone, or a traditional phone connected to a special adapter. In addition, wireless “hot spots” in locations such as airports, parks, and cafes allow you to connect to the Internet and may enable you to use VoIP service wirelessly.
Some VoIP services offer features and services that are not available with a traditional phone, or are available but only for an additional fee. We can also be able to avoid paying for both a broadband connection and a traditional telephone line. Some VoIP services don’t work during power outages and the service provider may not offer backup power.
- What Kind of Equipment Do I Need?
A broadband (high speed Internet) connection is required. This can be through a cable modem.A computer, adapter, or specialized phone is required. Some VoIP services only work over your computer or a special VoIP phone, while other services allow you to use a traditional phone connected to a VoIP adapter.