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What is VoIP ?

What is voice over IP? (VoIP)

What is VoIP? Voice over IP (VoIP) is a relatively new way to make phone calls which cost less and include clever, flexible features. Whenever you use the internet to call friends, family and colleagues, you’re using VoIP. You can use companies such as Vonage, who put this technology into your regular telephone by linking your phone system with your broadband connection.

VoIP is a system which allows someone to make a phone call using their home phone but over an internet based connection rather than using the land line. The benefits of VoIP is of course you avoid using a landline meaning you can save money on paying for line rental. Most VoIP companies will simply just charge you monthly for a call package very similar to a call package which you get from a traditional phone line company.

 

 

 


How does VoIP work?

In order to make a call via the Internet, VoIP converts your voice into digital data and sends it to your conversational partner using an Internet connection – all at lightning speed. Your contact doesn’t need to be using VoIP to talk to you, your VoIP phone system can get in touch with people who are using any device, from smartphones to phone boxes, making it one of the most efficient and flexible telephone systems.


How to switch to VoIP

To switch your traditional phone line to VoIP, simply get in touch with a VoIP provider. All you need is an internet connection good enough to support it. VoIP uses your IP to transfer phone call data, which means you don’t need line rental and can make local or international calls for much less and even free. The set up for VoIP is normally very simple for the consumer and just involves plugging your current home phone set into a “converter box” which converts the signal from the phone to the router and visa versa.