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What Is VoIP
by: je Dunn
VoIP stands for; Voice Over Internet Protocol.

What VoIP does is it converts the voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over the Internet.

This means NO phone charges! And this is why VoIP is such a buzz word today.

VoIP presents businesses and consumers a like with an option to save on their phone bills.

It is very simple to set up and use, and requires very little equipment.

For instance...If you are calling a regular phone number, the signal is then converted back at the other end. Internet Voice can allow you to
make a call directly from a computer.

If you make a call using a phone with an adaptor, you’ll be able to dial just as you always have,and the service provider may also provide a dial tone.

If your service assigns you a regular phone number, then a person can call you
from his or her regular phone without using special equipment.

What Do You Need To Get Started?

A broadband Internet connection is required to make VoIP calls. Some services
allow you to use a regular telephone, as long as you connect it to an adaptor.

Some companies allow you to make calls from a computer or a VoIP phone that doesn’t require an additional adapter.

If you are calling a regular telephone number, the person you are calling does not need any special equipment, just a phone.

More and more companies are entering the VoIP arena everyday. The two most popular are Vontage and SKYPE.

For a low monthly fee you can make unrestricted calls anywhere without incurring any long distant charges. As you can see VoIP can be a real money saving opportunity for smart consumers and businesses.

It is important to compare plans when considering a VoIP provider. Depending on the plan you might be limited only to other subscribers to the service, or you may be able to call any phone number, anywhere in the world. The call can be made to a local number, a mobile phone, a long distance, or an international number.

What Are Some Advantages of VoIP?

Because VoIP is digital, it may offer features and services that are not available with a traditional phone. If you have a broad band Internet connection, you need not maintain and pay the additional cost for a line just to make telephone calls.

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Discover more ways to save by using VoIP in your home or business by visiting Free VoIP Facts at: VoIP Talk