A VoIP phone or IP phone uses voice over IP technologies for placing and transmitting telephone calls over an IP network, such as the Internet, instead of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN).
What is the purpose of a VoIP phone?
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.
Can you use a normal phone with VoIP?
Use Your Regular Phone for VoIP. You can now use any phone to make Voice over Internet (VoIP) calls. The SOYO Group has announced the G1681 VOIP phone adapter, a compact, lightweight, portable adapter that you can plug into any broadband Internet connection and a telephone.
What do I need for VoIP?
What equipment do I need?
- For VoIP with an adapter, you’ll need… a VoIP adapter (of course), and a compatible phone.
- For VoIP with a computer, you’ll need… a laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection, the right software, and either a headset or speakers and a microphone.
What is VoIP phone and how does it work?
Today you can make phone calls anytime, anywhere using an Internet-connected computer, a headset, and voice over IP (VoIP). VoIP is the technology that converts your voice into a digital signal, allowing you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, or other data-driven devices.