VoIP - Saves You Money on Long Distance

By: lisa

VoIP - SAVES YOU MONEY ON LONG DISTANCE

Long distance phone calls and their costs are no long a concern for many people who have discovered the power of the VoIP technology and what it can do for telephone calls today.?

It is now possible to save money on long distance fees when calling family and friends who live half way around the world, thanks to the latest technology from VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocol.

Innovative, cost effective and simple are the VoIP devices that anyone can use them and save money on their long distance bills. First, one must realize that the analog audio travels over the Internet after being converted into digital data. Someone can use the largest application of VoIP technology, especially over their computer, to make long distance phone calls and not worry about the bill. There are free VoIP networks available on the Internet and all you have to do is download the software and begin making calls on your computer. There may, however, be some restrictions on who you can call, for example, the person you are calling must have the same downloaded VoIP software. Other companies have no restrictions at all.

One way to make phone calls from your computer is with the ATA, the analog telephone adaptor which you simply plug your regular telephone into and you are ready to make long distance phone calls. The software will take care of the rest. It structures a modem between the computer and the telephone so that the calls can be made through the computer; however, you are talking on a regular telephone.

Another way to connect to the VoIP technology is through a VoIP Internet Protocol telephone. These phones are exactly like traditional phones except they have an Ethernet connection for routing the calls through the computer. In all other respects, the phones can look like the ones in vogue today.

Finally, calls can be made from computer to computer. You would need special software, a microphone and sound card to be able to make your long distance phone calls. There are several free VoIP networks available on the Internet as well as fee based VoIP networks, both that will make sure your call gets through, whether you are calling across town or across the nation. However, with the fee based VoIP network, it will still be less than you are paying with a long distance carrier to call your friends and family in another country. ???

There are a few drawbacks choosing to go with the VoIP technology and that is it isn't available for directory assistance or 9-1-1 emergency calls. This is important to many people and should be checked into before entering into a contract with a company to provide you with the VoIP connection.

Another disadvantage to the VoIP technology is that when the power goes down, the phone goes with it. Normally when the power goes out, you still have a dial tone and a working phone, but with the VoIP technology going through the broadband Internet connection, it goes out when the power goes out.

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