Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a great technology that allows you to make free and cheap calls locally and worldwide, with some other advantages and improvements over traditional telephony. To use VoIP, you need a voip managed services.
A VoIP service is a service provided by a company (called a VoIP service provider) that allows you to make and receive VoIP calls. This is similar to the internet services offered by internet service providers and the telephone services offered by PSTN line communications.
Therefore, you must register with a VoIP service provider and use that service to make VoIP calls. For example, you must register with Skype, the most popular VoIP service on the Internet, and use your Skype account to make VoIP calls online or by phone.
Is VOIP Service Enough?
Signing up for a VoIP service requires additional elements to fully use VoIP.
First, you need a phone to make and receive calls. It can be any type of phone, depending on the type of service you are using (see below). For example, you can use a traditional phone that can be used with residential VoIP services like Vonage. There is a special VoIP phone called an IP phone, designed with advanced functions for VoIP calls. Online services like Skype require a VoIP application (or VoIP client) that primarily simulates the functionality of a physical phone and also provides many other functions. This type of software application is called a softphone.
For VoIP calls, you need an Internet connection or a connection to your local network. The local network connects to the Internet. VoIP is very cheap and powerful because it uses IP networks (the Internet is the widest IP network) to end and channel calls.
Some services require additional hardware called ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter) or simply telephone adapters. This only applies to services that use traditional telephones, such as residential services.
Types of VoIP services
Depending on your communication method, you must choose which type of VoIP service is right for you:
Housing service with telephone exchange. This type of service can replace a traditional landline phone and leave your existing phone with a phone adapter. This applies to companies that many choose to use IP phones. The service is paid monthly. Learn more about residential VoIP services.
There is no monthly billing service. This type of VoIP service offers special hardware that pays once. Then make unlimited calls without doing anything.
Software based service. Similar to Skype, install the VoIP application on your computer or portable device and register for the service. Then use the app to make and receive calls, and use prepaid credits to call landlines and mobiles. Calling anyone using the same service on their computer is free. In many cases, applications are provided free of charge on VoIP services.
Mobile VoIP service. A software-based service designed for use on mobile phones, tablets, and other portable devices. Again, you must have the VoIP application installed on your phone or portable device to use this service. Wi-Fi or telco connection is used instead of mobile phone call time.
Business VoIP service. Enterprise VoIP services are often based on internal networks and IP PBXs. It also offers many business and outsourcing related functions to manage and host VoIP systems.