VoIP Phone Reviews
VoIP is the fastest growing internet communication service. With features and services not normally found in traditional landlines, it is fast becoming the number one choice of people.
So you've heard the news: a new technology is around that lets you make phone calls, even long-distance phone calls, for free! You'd like to try it, but it sounds rather complicated. What is this VoIP, anyway? Here's a quick question-and-answer guide to VoIP and how you can make free online calls without reading tons of technical jargon.
What is VoIP?
How does it work?
How is the sound quality different from a regular phone?
What is a VoIP service provider?
What is a VoIP phone?
Are the phone calls really free?
You can also use Skype or other VoIP service providers to call a local or long-distance landline number or mobile phone. There will be a small charge, but it is still much cheaper than if you use a regular phone to make your call. In addition, pay features on regular phones-like call waiting, call forwarding, call barring, conference calls, caller ID and voice mail-are usually free on VoIP.
Rates and features vary with different service providers so be sure to ask your company what they offer.
Can I call my friends even if they don't have VoIP?
And can my friends call me?
Can I keep my old phone number?
Some providers also allow you to get a phone number with a different area code. You could be in California but have a New York area code so that your business clients in New York can call you without long-distance charges. (However, if your next-door neighbor calls you, it will be long-distance for her.)
Can I get rid of my regular phone line?
An important note, though: 911 calls made through VoIP are unreliable. Also, they will not be able to track your location automatically, as when you are using a regular phone. If you get rid of your phone line, consider using your cellphone instead of your VoIP to call 911.
So, what do I need to use VoIP?
•A high-speed Internet connection. This means DSL or cable, NOT dial-up.
Can I use VoIP without an Internet connection?
Can I use my computer while talking on the VoIP phone?
Can I use VoIP without a computer?
Can I use VoIP without a VoIP phone line?
Will it work in a power outage?
How do I know if VoIP is for me?
VoIP is a great money-saving option for people who often make calls to long-distance, international, or mobile numbers.
VoIP is a great money-saving option for people who move around the country, and VoIP is a great money-saving option for people who would like to take their landline number with them wherever they go.
VoIP is a great money-saving option for people who need to have an area code in another locality.
How do I find a VoIP service provider?
To find a service provider for VoIP phones, simply type "VoIP" and the name of your country in the search bar of your favorite Internet search engine.