VoIP Phones: Changing the Face of Telephony

By: Kristen

With VoIP phones being introduced in the market the very way telephony was perceived has changed. Gone are the days when you would have to shell out a huge sum to make a long distance or international long distance call. Calling through this new technology i.e. voice over internet protocol helps you to save almost 40% on your calling expenditure.

VoIP phones or Internet phone service, as it is popularly referred to as works with the help of Internet. Your voice which is the analog signal format is sent via Internet after it is converted into small digital packets. These digital packets are then reconverted into analog signal format before they reach the final destination. This type of phone service, thus, helps in saving a tremendous amount of money as the calls are terminated through Internet which is relatively cheaper than optical fiber wires.

There are two types of long distance phone service available in the market as of now. One is the paid service and there is also a free Internet phone service. As obvious from name itself, the free Internet phone service is completely free of cost. There are number of VoIP service providers offering this service. One can easily search for a provider giving free phone service and then download the dialer from their website. Enter the destination number along with the proper country code or area code. Hit enter and you are connected! It's as simple as that.

On the other hand is the paid internet phone service. Numerous VoIP service providers are offering VoIP call termination service at a nominal rate. Depending upon your needs and requirements you can opt for either free or paid VoIP service.

Selection Of VoIP Service Provider

Choosing the VoIP phone service provider is one of the most crucial tasks. Certain factors must be kept in mind while making the final decision.

1. Quality of service - A hassle free service would give you and your customers a sound sleep! So you must ensure that the quality of service is free of common problems like jitters. The best way to check the quality is to ask for a live test of the call.
2. Support service - One should look around for a provider giving 24x7 online support in order to ensure smooth working of daily operations and quick resolution of problems.

In this day and age of changing communication needs, switching over to VoIP services is definitely the most viable and profitable option.

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