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What is VoIP/Internet Voice?
VoIP allows you to make telephone calls using a computer network,
over a data network like the Internet. VoIP converts the voice
signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over
the internet then converts it back at the other end so you can speak
to anyone with a regular phone number. When placing a VoIP call
using a phone with an adapter, you'll hear a dial tone and dial just
as you always have. VoIP may also allow you to make a call directly
from a computer using a conventional telephone or a microphone.
What Kind of
Equipment Do You Need?
A broadband (high speed Internet) connection is required. This can
be through a cable modem, or high speed services such as DSL or a
local area network. You can hook up an inexpensive microphone to
your computer and send your voice through a cable modem or connect a
phone directly to a telephone adaptor.
Advantages of Internet Voice?
Because Internet Voice is digital, it may offer features and
services that are not available with a traditional phone. If you
have a broadband internet connection, you need not maintain and pay
the additional cost for a line just to make telephone calls.
With many Internet Voice plans you can talk for as long as you want
with any person in the world (the requirement is that the other
person has an Internet connection). You can also talk with many
people at the same time without any additional cost.
View the FCC consumer Fact Sheet on voIP