VoIP ExplainedWritten by Andrew Taub
Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP, is one of today's hottest and most confusing new technologies. Because of all confusion and complexity, Teleco has written this page to inform and educate you. We hope you find it helpful. VoIP consists of 2 major technologies....
Making Calls Over Internet
This is most common use of VoIP. It is also called VoIP lines or trunks. If you have a high speed internet connection, like cable modem, DSL, or T1, you can use your high speed connection to make phone calls on internet. There are many companies like Vonage, Lingo, and VoiceWing (Verizon) that offer VoIP lines. Cable companies also offer VoIP lines, but only if you have their cable modem service. So, to boil it down, instead of getting your dial tone from Verizon over traditional phone network, you get your dial done from your internet company. Any phone system made (even an old one) can take advantage of VoIP lines. You do not need an IP based (IP PBX) or even IP compatible phone system.
The advantage of VoIP lines are:
Lower Bills. Usually you pay a flat monthly rate and all your calls in USA and Canada are free You can take your number with you. If you move around corner or across country with VoIP you can keep your existing phone number even if you move to a different area code. Multiple area codes. You can get phone numbers from different area codes or even overseas numbers. Portability. You can move VoIP router with you and take your service easily with you. You can even set it up to use your laptop and a WiFi connections to make calls from anywhere you can get high speed internet access. Features. VoIP lines come with Caller ID, Call Forwarding, and lots of other great features. The problems with VoIP lines are:
Quality is not as good as traditional phone service, but it's close and getting better all time. Set up can be very challenging. Depending on how fast your internet connection is, it may be possible to make several calls at same time over internet. However, more calls you make at once slower your internet connection will be and poorer sound quality of your calls will be. Faxes, modem, and alarm systems don't work well over VoIP lines. Sometimes they won't work at all. If you need a lot of lines, cost of high speed internet connection may outweigh savings. There are some minor technical issue using VoIP lines and Automated Attendants and Voice Mail systems. If your internet access goes down, all your phone lines go down too. VoIP lines normally don't work if power does out, but you can set up back up batteries. Right now Government does not tax VoIP service. If that changes VoIP may not be price effective anymore. Connection Remote Workers or Remote Offices....Voice over IP Stations.
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