Avoid Computer Phone Nightmares aka VoIP

Written by Dee Scrip

Although computer phones, aka VoIP (voice over internet protocol) offerrepparttar most optimal means of communicating when considering quality and cost, free computer phones cause countless problems when unsuspecting victims download their “free” software.

90% of current computer phone providers, whether free or charging you for service, do not have secure lines or patented technology.

What does this mean to you? A lot of money out of your pocket.

On unsecure lines, when you place calls from your PC (IP address) to another PC (IP address), there is nothing in betweenrepparttar 107964 calls to protect you. This leaves you vulnerable to terminal viruses, worms, Trojan horses, unscrupulous hackers, or other uninvited guests who can listen in on your conversations. Anyone inrepparttar 107965 world can access your name and phone number.

Why is that important to you? Ultimately, your computer may become corrupted, causing a costly computer crash, in addition to violating your privacy.

What is VoIP?

Written by Dee Scrip

What is VoIP?

VoIP is an acronym for voice over internet protocol. A VoIP, in essence, is a computer softphone that allows you to make phone calls from your computer to anyone inrepparttar world, e.g., PC to PC, PC to landlines, or PC to cell phones. The voice signal converts to data packets and travels acrossrepparttar 107963 internet through a VoIP platform, and then converts back to voice atrepparttar 107964 receiving end ofrepparttar 107965 communication exchange. Leading telecom experts are projecting that 75% ofrepparttar 107966 world’s communications will be done on VoIP withinrepparttar 107967 next several years.

What Kind of Equipment Do I Need?

You will need a computer with internet access and an inexpensive microphone if your computer does not have one built in. Although most VoIP providers require high speed internet connections, there are a few that can be used on dial-up connections.

How Can I Place a Call or Receive a Call?

Basically,repparttar 107968 same way you would a regular phone, except on your PC. When you download a VoIP line on your computer, a phone usually appears on your screen. The computer phone acts like any other phone in that you can dial numbers on it from a pad, or click on a contact’s pre-programmed name, and pressrepparttar 107969 call button. You will then hearrepparttar 107970 phone ringing torepparttar 107971 party you have called and can talk to them when they acceptrepparttar 107972 call, or leave a voicemail if they are not available.

When receiving a call,repparttar 107973 phone will ring on your computer and you can click to acceptrepparttar 107974 call and talk, or let it ring (based onrepparttar 107975 number of rings you have set up) and forwardrepparttar 107976 caller to your voicemail.

What Kind of Features Does a VoIP Have?

Typically a VoIP has voicemail with audio capabilities, three-way calling, text messaging, and contacts list. Some VoIPs even have webcam capabilities. In addition, there is usually a button to click that can indicate to others when you are available, unavailable, away, or off line.

Who Can I Call?

Most reputable VoIP solutions providers limit PC to PC calls among their own subscribers for privacy purposes and so thatrepparttar 107977 quality of sound is not compromised.

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