What is a VoIP Phone?

VoIP, (Voice over Internet Protocol), is a method for taking regular audio signals, like the kind you hear when you talk on the phone, and turning them into digital data that can be sent over the Internet.

VoIP can turn a standard Internet connection into a way to get free phone calls. This means that you’re bypassing the phone company (and its charges) entirely.

VoIP is a revolutionary technology that may completely place the world’s phone systems. VoIP providers such as Vonage have already been around for a while and are growing steadily. Major carriers like AT&T are already setting up VoIP calling plans in several markets around the United States, and the FCC is looking seriously at the potential ramifications of VoIP service.

You could say that VoIP “reinvents the wheel”, and will more than likely replace the traditional phone system entirely in the near future.

The actual technology behind VoIP is very complex and understood only by experts. This is why you should hire an expert to install and configure a VoIP phone system, rather than to try it yourself.

To explain exactly how VoIP works is actually not important, unless you are an engineer or technician that deals with this. For most of us, we need only know that with VoIP, you pretty much get to talk to anyone in the world without paying by the minute.

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