Make Long Distance Calls at Local Rates With VoIP

By: Daphne Adriana

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is the most cost-effective means of telecommunication. It allows you to use your computer and the Internet to communicate with anybody. The only cost involved in it is the broadband or dial up connection. This method is known as Residential VOIP, just opposite to a VOIP Business Phone System.

As a rule, to use your VoIP system effectively, you should be sitting in front of your computer. This is because the voice of the person you are speaking to will come through the speakers of your computer. Likewise, you will need to speak into a microphone attached to your computer. Like using a headset for conventional telephones, having a headset for your VoIP system is also possible and it is just as convenient.

A VOIP headset is comfortable to use and it fits on the head in the same way as a headset for any landline. It comes with an ear piece and a small microphone that fits close to the mouth. Therefore, one can hear the voice of the person via the ear piece as well as talk into the microphone of the headset.

What residential VoIP means is that you can download the technology onto your computer. Then you can communicate with your family and friends the exact manner you would do on the telephone. But this time you are using your computer as a telephone instead of the telephone set. Your family and friends with whom you want to talk also need to have the technology on their computers.

It is very easy to download and use this technology. Once the technology is installed, you can make and receive calls as you can do with your fixed phone. You can replace the analogue phone line and use broadband phone as your primary phone. The voice signal transmitted over the internet using VoIP technology is considered as data service. That is why, VoIP phone service is free from long distance fees paid by local phone companies.

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