VoIP – 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.
What is a VoIP phone used for?
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 VoIP 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.
How is VoIP different from regular telephone line?
Regular phone systems receive their power from the telephone exchange whereas VoIP phones require external power supply. The voice quality of regular phones is better than VoIP phones due to frequent network congestion particularly in residential areas.3 Nov 2012
What is a VoIP service provider?
A voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider offers VoIP Internet telephony solutions to residential and commercial customers. VoIP calls are like regular phone calls but they’re made over a broadband high speed Internet connection rather than over a regular telephone line.