Introduction to VoIP

If you have an ear open to new computer technologies, you are sure to have heard about VoIP. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an emerging set of applications which allows you to make telephone calls over the Internet. It is already starting to replace existing telephone networks, with some people and businesses opting to […]

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VoIP Service Provider

If you wish to use Internet telephony to replace or supplement your existing phone service, you need to sign up with a VoIP service provider. They will give (or sell) you the necessary equipment for VoIP telephony and assign you a phone number that can be used like a regular phone number in PSTN (Public […]

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VoIP Equipment

The previous two articles examined VoIP using computers. Internet phone calls can also be made without a computer. A broadband Internet connection is still required but it doesn’t need to be connected to a computer to take advantage of VoIP. This kind of system works by installing a broadband modem to a telephone or cable […]

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Phone System VoIP

After signing up with a VoIP service provider you need to get a phone system VoIP which connects to the Internet. Some providers will include a phone system VoIP as part of their package but other plans specify that you supply your own equipment. VoIP phone systems have an Ethernet jack that plug into the […]

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VoIP Provider

There are two basic routes you can go with VoIP — you can use one of the many free VoIP services (such as Skype or SIPphone) or you can sign up with a VoIP provider which charges a monthly fee. Choosing which way is best depends on how you expect to use VoIP. If you […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of VoIP

VoIP has lots of advantages over a regular phone service. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system. However, as standards are developed it becomes more reliable and achieves greater acceptance. It is inevitable that VoIP will eventually replace traditional phone service – in fact, more and more phone […]

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Fax and VoIP

Sending and receiving faxes over VoIP is one of the technical difficulties that hasn’t been completely solved yet. Although not as serious as emergency calls and power supplies during blackouts, a reliable method for sending faxes would help in the wider acceptance of VoIP. The main difficulty is that faxes are a different kind of […]

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VoIP and Security

There are a number of security issues associated with VoIP. Eavesdropping is a concern with both PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and VoIP calls, but there are also other concerns that are unique to VoIP technology. Since VoIP data is travelling through the Internet the same as any other kind of data, it is vulnerable […]

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