VoIP technology enables traditional telephone services to operate over computer networks. Forget traditional copper wires and handsets. Now you can make phone calls anytime, anywhere using an Internet-connected telephone, computer, or tablet and voice over IP (VoIP). VoIP is the technology that converts your voice into a digital signal, allowing you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, or other devices.
How it works
VoIP technology enables traditional telephony services to operate over computer networks using packet-switched protocols. Packet-switched VoIP puts voice signals into packets, similar to an electronic envelope. VoIP packets can be transmitted over any VoIP-compatible network, such as your local area network (LAN).
Not your old telephone service
Because VoIP uses packets, much more information can be carried over the network to support and enhance your communication needs. In addition to telephone services, VoIP gives you access to advanced applications that can potentially help your staff be more agile and productive. VoIP solutions aimed at businesses have evolved into unified communications services that treat all communications—phone calls, faxes, voice mail, email, web conferences, and more—as discrete units that can all be delivered via any means and to any handset, including cell phones.
Switching to VoIP might also help you save money on communications services. Long-distance calls are generally free with VoIP service. The only charge is for your internet access.
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