A VoIP phone is a hardware- or software-based telephone designed to use voice over IP (VoIP) technology to send and receive phone calls over an IP network.
They also have additional performance requirements because phone calls are placed over the internet instead of the legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN).
What does VoIP phone service mean?
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.
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.
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.
Can I use VoIP phone as a regular phone?
Using a VoIP phone
If you have a VoIP phone set up and want to make regular calls, there are plenty of adapters you can use to plug into the existing phone network. If you’re asking the question more in terms of can VoIP phones be used as regular phones, then the answer is also yes.