VoIP phone numbers operate on networks that rely on IP technology – the same networks that are used to deliver Internet access.
VoIP numbers can be used to make voice calls from a range of devices such as an IP desk phone, analog landline instrument (with a converter) or an app on a smartphone or tablet.
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 a VoIP call be traced?
Yes, it was possible to trace those analog voice transmissions. The question is: can we trace VoIP calls, too? The ultimate—but unsatisfying—answer is that everything is traceable. VoIP calls require IP addresses on each end so the information can be routed.
What does a VoIP number mean?
A VoIP number (also known as Voice over IP or virtual phone number) is a real telephone number that gets assigned to a user, but not to a specific phone line. Throughout the technology industry, virtual phone numbers get referred to as access numbers or direct inward dialing.