VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol. It is a popular business solution for placing free phone calls from your internet connection. This allows you the advantage of avoiding the phone companies as a service provider.
How Does VoIP Work?
VoIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol works by turning audio into data packets and then transmitting the data packets back and forth between users. The data packets can be picked up by mobile devices or PCs using VoIP software, adapters, or VoIP phones. Here are three ways in which this transmission can be accomplished:
Analog Telephone Adapter:
This is a device is an adapter used to take an everyday phone and connect it with your internet connection in order to take the analog signal and turn it into digital data packets in order to transmit the signal via internet provider. The analog telephone adapter is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to implement a VoIP service, because it is as simple and easy as plugging the device in and hooking into your current phone.
VoIP software allows you to connect your computer to the internet connection in order to conduct calls. It is a simple way to use VoIP because the software converts the analog signal and transmits the signal into data packets, allowing you to place free phone calls online. Once the software is purchased, there is no additional fees involved and most software programs will not charge for long distance calling of any kind. In addition to the software, this method will require an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a sound card on the device being used.
VoIP phones are very similar to typical phones and the cost is also similar to regular desktop phones. VoIP telephones are software based phones that can translate the analog signal into data packets and connect via an RJ-45 ethernet connector and your router.
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