VoIP - Redefining Communication

By: Dennis Jaylon

If you are still wondering what is VoIP all about and whether it is useful for you or not, then here is a real eye opener for you. VoIP is useful for each of us, whether we are working in a professional set up or we are at home. It is helpful for both individuals as well as corporate organisations. VoIP has many benefits, that can make our communication not just quick and smooth, but also quite cost effective.

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, is nothing but communication with the help of internet. For this, all you need is an internet connection, a phone that supports VoIP and a PC. First of all you need a service provider, who would give you internet connectivity. With the help of internet, you can make calls to anywhere in the world. These calls are known as Web Calls. You can make both voice calls and video calls.

For a VoIP based call, you need a telephone that supports VoIP. The market is flooded with VoIP phones from various brands. There are brands like Philips, Siemens, Plantronics, Panasonic and Linksys - the devices manufactured by such brands are gaining high popularity among the masses. These brands are easily available through web stores. The main reasons for such growing popularity are - the cool features that they offer and the immense benefits that VoIP phones have.

Now let us briefly look at some of the major benefits that VoIP offers to its users. First of all, VoIP makes communication extremely smooth and very fast. There is superb clarity in the sound and in case of video conferences, the streaming of video is of excellent quality, unlike web cams. VoIP is cost effective and it helps you make international calls at much cheaper rates than other sources.

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