VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol.
It is also referred to as IP Telephony, Internet Telephony, and Internet Calling.
It is an alternative way of making phone calls that can be very cheap or completely free.
The ‘phone’ part is not always present anymore, as you can communicate without a telephone set.
What is VoIP and where it is used?
VoIP (voice over IP) is the transmission of voice and multimedia content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. VoIP is enabled by a group of technologies and methodologies used to deliver voice communications over the internet, enterprise local area networks or wide area networks.
What is VoIP used for?
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.
Does VoIP work without Internet?
A: No, you do not need a computer for phone-based VoIP services. However, you do need an existing broadband Internet connection. An ATA (sometimes provided free of charge through your VoIP provider) can be connected to your existing phone to a high-speed internet connection.