Voice over IP (VoIP) Features

Written by Jason Morris


Because with VOIP you can make calls from anywhere you have access to a broadband connection, users can take their IP phones or ATAís with them on trips and still have access to what is essentially their home phone.

Some people use a softphone to access their VOIP service. A softphone is a specially developed software application that loadsrepparttar VOIP service onto your desktop computer or laptop. Some even have an interface onrepparttar 147332 screen that looks like a traditional phone. These softphone applications allow you to place VOIP calls from your laptop; anywhere inrepparttar 147333 world you have access to a broadband connection.

Most traditional phone companies charge you for extra features that are added to your account. With VOIP service providers these usually come as standard. Features such as:

1. Caller ID

2. Call Waiting

3. Call Transfer

4. Repeat Dialling

5. Return Call

6. Three-Way Dialling

Some VOIP service providers also offer advanced call filtering features. These additional features allow you to decide how calls to a specific number are handled by using caller ID information. They allow you to:

1. Forwardrepparttar 147334 call to a particular number

2. Sendrepparttar 147335 call directly to voicemail

3. Giverepparttar 147336 caller a busy signal

The Benefits of Digital

Written by Jason Morris


Analogue isrepparttar process of taking an audio or video signal and then turning it into electronic pulses. Digital isrepparttar 147331 process of turningrepparttar 147332 signal into a binary format, represented by a string of 1ís and 0ís. Analogue technology has been around for a long time now. It really isnít that complicated and is fairly inexpensive. The problem with analogue signals lies in their size limitations regardingrepparttar 147333 amount of data they can carry.

Because ofrepparttar 147334 way digital works by breaking a signal into 1ís and 0ís and then re-assembling it exactly atrepparttar 147335 other end, it gives you clear and distortion free cordless conversations. A digital signal knows what it should be when it reachesrepparttar 147336 other end, throughrepparttar 147337 arrangement ofrepparttar 147338 binary code. This means it can correct any errors that may have occurred duringrepparttar 147339 transmission ofrepparttar 147340 data (signal). All this means that in most cases clarity ofrepparttar 147341 signal is maintained, offering distortion free telephone conversations or clearer television pictures.

Digital technology is also more compact, allowing you to cram much more data intorepparttar 147342 same space as an analogue signal, meaning more features can be crammed intorepparttar 147343 digital signal. Though digital signals offer great clarity, they donít always offerrepparttar 147344 same rich sound quality as analogue for now.

Cordless phones

Because ofrepparttar 147345 way digital works by breaking a signal into 1ís and 0ís and then re-assembling it exactly atrepparttar 147346 other end. It gives you clear and distortion free cordless conversations. Digital cordless phones also encryptrepparttar 147347 binary data during transmission, making your call safe from eavesdroppers. With digital more power can be applied torepparttar 147348 signal allowing you greater range on cordless conversations.

If you are in a small office or in your home, it may be that you donít require a big range and security isnít an issue, in which case you may find that a cheaper analogue cordless system will fulfil your needs. Check outrepparttar 147349 features atrepparttar 147350 end of this article to help you decide if a digital cordless phone will benefit you. You will need to keep in mind that when using digital or analogue signals for cordless phone calls,repparttar 147351 handsets themselves are still analogue devices that can only be used on analogue lines. Alsorepparttar 147352 range of your cordless phone, whether using analogue or digital signals will always depend onrepparttar 147353 environment in which you are using it.

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