VOIP

Case Study : Setting up a home VOIP system

VOIP CallDid you know that you can save a lot of money on your monthly phone bills by making more use of your broadband connection?

Most people have a fast enough internet connection these days and a typical 5 minute call only uses around 5Mb of data so that shouldn’t be an issue either.

Sounds complex, but it needn’t be – with most VOIP providers, the setup is very straightforward and most pre-configure the box they supply for you so it’s often just a matter of ‘plug it all together and start making calls’.

Let’s look at a real world example and discover the costs involved to set it up and begin saving money. Continue reading

What Is VoIP? How It Works

by Rivers Cruz
Simply put, VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol is the transmission of voice traffic over IP-based networks. It is also sometimes referred to as IP Telephony. VoIP has become immensely popular because of the savings an individual can make on long distance calls, especially on international calls. It is cheap, and some are even offering it for free. Savings can range from 60 to 90 percent, depending on your usage.

How can I use VoIP?
There are three ways of using VoIP. The first one is PC to PC, wherein both parties must have their computers turned on to communicate. Second is PC to Phone, where a party must contact a phone through his computer. Last is Phone to Phone. Continue reading

VoIP explained

by Elisha Burberry

VoIP is sweeping across many companies in North America and Europe. The reason for the switch is naturally money savings but how can the average consumer benefit from VoIP and more importantly what is it?

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is the technology that allows for the routing of phone calls over the internet. To the average consumer what this amounts to is the ability to make free calls over broadband connections while retaining many features that a traditional telephone line provides. Increasing numbers of providers are appearing, providing a varied range of options on the same premise of giving users the ability to talk over the internet. Continue reading

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