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Thursday, May 04, 2006

VoIP : The new age telephone service

In simple words, VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is a technology that allows one to make phone calls over a broadband internet connection. With the help of high speed internet connection and by installing certain VoIP software as well as hardware, people can talk unlimited at limited costs.

To make a call using VoIP technology you need:

:- VoIP hardware is basically an analogue telephone adaptor (ATA) which connects your phone to your broadband modem. This doesn’t require your computer to be on while making or receiving calls. The most popular application of VoIP works only with an ATA. An ATA converts analog signals to digital signals. Most VoIP service providers include the ATA in their VoIP products, but some require you to buy or rent an ATA.
The other hardware based option is an IP phone, which is similar to a standard telephone but includes an in built ATA adapter. The IP phone is connected directly to the router with a standard RJ-45 Ethernet connector. You can purchase calling cards from your VoIP service provider to start talking through this medium.

:- Software-based VoIP works a little differently. VoIP software like Skype, Asterik works through your computer with a microphone, and your computer has to be switched on to receive calls. The most basic VoIP software allows two people with the same installed software to call each other over the Internet. Callers can set up a phone book and can make calls to other users.
VoIP services are comparatively cheaper than traditional calls. So, the next time you want to make long distance phone calls or international calls use VoIP.

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VoIP : A favourable solution to business communication

Communication is an important part of business systems. Whether it is internal communication between the different functions of an organisation or external communication with the suppliers, partners and customers, the communication channel needs to be highly efficient and cost effective. Telecom revolution has brought a bag full of efficient and cost effective tools for communication and the latest addition to these is Voice over Internet Protocol or .

A VoIP is nothing but communication between two people over a high speed broadband connection as opposed to traditional telephone lines. The broadband connection needs to be of high speed for better voice quality and high cost-effectiveness. With the help of certain VoIP hardware as well as VoIP software one can make a phone call using VoIP.

Let's look at the benefits of having a VoIP system in an organisation:-

Cost effective : - A VoIP call cuts down your telephone bills to the range of 40 to 60 per cent. Depending upon your VoIP service provider and VoIP products you use, calls can also made free of cost to limited areas.

Inbuilt features : - Various inbuilt features like voicemail, call waiting, call routing; caller id etc gives it an edge over traditional phone lines.

Flexible : - The VoIP system is highly flexible which means that it can adjust well to your business needs. If you need more lines you can upgrade your system at low cost and vice versa.

Easy to use : - A VoIP system is highly user friendly and is very easy to use
Now, let's look at the organisations that can benefit highly from VoIP systems: -

• Any organisation which uses more than five lines can benefit highly from VoIP systems.
• Organisations which need to communicate across the globe.
• Organisations which want better management of their voice and data traffic.
• Organisations interested in or have customer support services.
• Any organisation which wants to cut their telephone bills.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Now days the best and cheapest way to make phone calls either an international call or long distance calls is an Internet Phone. An internet phone is totally based on VoIP technology, so that we can also call a VoIP Telephony Service. As we see an international call via PSTN network takes lot of bucks and most of the time we get routes busy signal. If you are already paying a huge ammount for your monthly telephone bills, and you are not getting the proper output of your money, a lot of your amount going waste, you can save your valuable money and time by making a long distance call or an international phone call through VoIP Phone Service.

Voice over internet protocol is having several merits for those who are smart enough to cash upon the opportunity. To save money on local, long distance, and international calls just use a VoIP service. VoIP also offers superb calling features without any cost that generally cost a fee charged by PSTN telephone service providers. VoIP can offer you the choice to select your own phone number. Some times you can get your own working phone number. But for that you must check out your VoIP service provider and services provided by him. However, many service providers do provide the opportunity of selecting your own area code. You can even choose your own area code too. Isn’t it a wonderful opportunity.