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What is VOIP?

VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol, a method of making calls via internet protocol (IP) networks. Also known as Internet telephony, IP telephony, broadband telephony.

How It Works

VoIP converts the voice signal into a digital signal that can travel over the Internet.
Depending on the type of VoIP service, you can make a VoIP call from a computer or other internet enabled devices, a special VoIP phone, or a traditional phone with a digital adapter.Advantages

  • Lower costs
  • VoIP services are cheaper than standard phone services, and in many cases, free to use. This is especially helpful for long-distance international calls.

  • Portability
  • VoIP can be accessed anywhere you can access the internet. Ideal for users with high mobility.

  • Many features
  • VoIP offers many features not commonly found in traditional phone: multi-party calling, call waiting/forwarding, caller ID, and caller ID blocking, to name a few.

Disadvantages

  • Quality of service
  • VoIP service is susceptible to jitter, delays, echo, and other quality setbacks, caused by many factors, from hardware, internet connection, to destination of call.

  • Security
  • VoIP phones are susceptible to attacks, like any other Internet-based devices.

  • Power dependency
  • Unlike traditional phone lines, the modem, router, PC and other VoIP hardware depend on an electric power supply. Without electricity, none of the aforementioned would be able to work.

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