Have you wondered about VoIP telephone technology or does it just sound like something out of this world to you? Weird even? Well, you’re not alone. This has been a learning experience for me. I’ve had to do research and more research to finally understand this enough to write this small article about it.
So here it goes: VoIP is just an acronym for voice over world wide web protocol. Or, in other words, it’s a method of sending spoken words using a computer and the internet instead of a regular land line or cell phone.
I think that pretty well explains it in layman’s terms. If you want more in depth information than that you’ll have to do your own research!
Now that we have our definition out of the way, the question is should you get in on it? Of course we all know the answer is based on personal preference, but here are a few facts to help you decide.
Most everything you read will tell you it’s cheaper than the regular land lines. The reason for this may be the way online access is billed compared to regular telephone calls. Regular telephone calls are billed by the minute or second, but VoIP calls are billed per the amount of information or data sent over the world wide web. You can basically call for really cheap or even free using your world wide web connection and have to call plans which are half the price of standard phone plans.Adapters are available so you can use your current touch tone phone with your high-speed web connection to make VoIP calls. If you do this you won’t have the out of pocket expense of a new VoIP gadget, well other than the adapter. For business purposes VoIP also …