Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you have probably heard about VoIP. If you are like most, though, you probably don’t know much about what VoIP is and how VoIP technology can benefit you; regardless of whether you are using it on the road, at home or in your office. In order to help you better VoIP technology, let’s take a deeper dive into the topic. After all, we don’t want you using or buying VoIP technology without knowing all about it.
What is VoIP Technology?
For you to begin understanding what VoIP technology is, you must first understand what “VoIP” stands for. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. You already know what voice is, so let’s not bother with that for now. Instead, let’s take a look at the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol is a method of transporting digital packets across an internetwork (like you Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet). So, in a nutshell, VoIP technology allows users to send and receive voice calls over an IP network.
Who can use VoIP technology?
You might still be feeling a little uncertain about VoIP technology. It is a new technology and it is not uncommon for folks to have trouble understanding all of the technical nuances of the technology. Fortunately for you, VoIP technology has evolved to the point where almost anyone can use it. Whether you are looking to make free or low cost international calls from your cellular phone, want to call anywhere in your country for one flat rate from your home or are looking to reduce your telecommunications bill at work, there is a VoIP technology service to meet your needs. And don’t worry; you don’t need to be an engineer in order to use it!
How can I use VoIP technology?
Hopefully by now, you are feeling a little more comfortable with VoIP technology. Comfortable enough, that is, to at least consider understanding how you can use VoIP technology. How you use VoIP technology is primarily based on what types of VoIP calls you are making. Thanks to IP, all you need in order to make a VoIP call is a connection to a network, whether it is fixed or wireless, and a VoIP service provider. This means that you can use your cellular phone (Mobile VoIP), your existing analog telephone at home (in conjunction with an ATA) or a VoIP phone at work. This choice in how you can access VoIP technology is one of VoIP’s greatest benefits.
Where can I get VoIP technology?
Since VoIP technology has been growing in popularity, numerous outlets have sprung up offering some sort of VoIP technology. For instance, this site focuses on Mobile VoIP (the ability to make free or low cost calls via your cellular phone’s data or Wi-Fi connection), there are companies that offer residential VoIP services, business VoIP services and even specialty value added VoIP resellers that are located right in your area. Where you buy VoIP technology, as you can see, really depends on how you want to use VoIP technology and for what purposes.
Well, you’re not a VoIP technology expert just yet, but don’t worry you probably already know more than 90% of the population by now. If you are still interested in learning more about VoIP technology, feel free to take a look at a number of the other educational VoIP resources on that can be found on this site.