Home » Society and Culture

Lets Look At The VoIP Phone

Oct 13, 2007
VoIP technology is a new wave of technology that is rolling out Globally. It combines internet access with telephone utilities therefore utilizing the same technology for two very different things. Now, instead of having a traditional phone connection, VoIP technology enables you to synchronise your internet broadband connection to make telephone calls and to do all the other things you previously did before.

To use this service, you need an internet connection. The voip device works by allowing you to take phone calls as before. However, with this phone, the connection is now digital instead of through a phone line. A VoIP phone also has a gateway that connects you to a network. Your voice is then converted to a digital sound and this information can be sent in packets enabling you to have great sound and connection to people.

To hop on this new technology, preferably you need a broadband internet connection. Although VoIP can work with dial-up internet, the voice reception quality will be under par compared with broadband.

The main benefit of this technology is that the VoIP phone costs much less than a traditional phone line. This applies whether you use a cell phone or home phone service. Unlike home phone services, regular long distance callers really notice the financial benefits of a VoIP phone. The more long distance calls you make the more you save. As with a VoIP phone, the location of the caller and the person receiving the call is not important. This service is also perfect for travellers as you are also able to take your adapter with you.

VoIP phones are also cost effective if you wish to add to your service. For example, instead of the normal fee of adding a phone line to your traditional home service, you need only pay a minimal amount since those with VoIP phones need not install any additional equipment. Look out for special offers from your current broadband provider, many offer additional services such as an extra phone line for Free, with the uptake of their voip service.

Although there are some disadvantages many view them as minor in comparison to the benefits. Poor voice quality can occur when the reception is poor. However, this is something we already have to contend with when using cell phones. Also since a VoIP phone is connected to a broadband connection, if the company supplying you with the connection has any problem with its power supply, then your call will automatically be cut off. This may also occur when there is poor signal in an area.

Currently, the majority of companies allow you to be online at the same time as making calls. There are no limitations to this service and this area can only grow and evolve in the the future. VoIP phones will become more and more commonplace and easier to use. This will lead to VoIP phones becoming more popular than traditional phone lines. Utilise the vastness of the internet to shop wisely for the best deal for you. Keep in mind the locations you call and other services you want and or need such as call waiting, conferencing, an additional Free phone line/ phone.
About the Author
Mary Aldoseri runs several websites and blogs in the telecoms industry. For great hints and tips please visit to keep updated on Local Phone and Business Services
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 188
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources