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How to use VoIP phones - Advantages of VoIP Equipment

Updated on September 29, 2011

I am writing this article today in response to a question asked by our fellow hubber buckey777 at hubpages and the question is Cars, TV's, Cell Phones, Internet What's next?

And my answer is Cars, TV's, Cell Phones, Internet – Next is VoIP Phones and to know why, read on……..

What do you need to use VoIP equipment for?

The answer is not complicated and everyone knows it. For people who do not know about VoIP phones, VoIP stands for Voice over IP or Voice over Internet Protocol and it is a common term given to a host of transmission systems basically used for transportation of voice communication over Internet. VoIP phones are highly popular nowadays due to their cost advantage. Many people around the world pay a monthly bill for using this phone or equipment provided by the VoIP service providers.

High-Speed Internet Connection

The most integral part of VOIP system is a high-speed Internet connection, as this is required by anyone who wants to use a VOIP based communication system in his/her home or office. It is connected via a cable modem of high-speed service providers such as 011 Connect Corp, 1A Voip Carrier, 1TouchTone.com, 2Ring Communications LLC, 3377 Phone Cards, Inc., 360networks, 3U Telecom Inc., 4BranVoip, 4DVision, LLC, and 4Sixteen Communications Inc. in United States of America and Canada.

Some VoIP service providers in India are 247 Customer Care, Ascent Telecom, BicneT Infoservices, Cyberspace Networking Systems (P) Ltd, Gate Call, IBN Hosting, IndiVoIP - VoIP Phone Carrier, IpNetfusion India, Kirti Telnet Pvt. Ltd., and Net 4 India Limited - Phonewala.

How to use a voip phone?
How to use a voip phone?

How to Install VoIP at Home - This video will show you how to install a new VoIP equipment.

How to use a VoIP phone?

For using VoIP technology system, we can hook a phone to our personal computer or we can connect a phone via the phone adapter. The phone adapter can be plugged into the phone and computer. Using this system, your analog signal data will turn into digital signal data that can be sent over the Internet.

Three Advantages of using VoIP phones

There are many advantages to using digital phones using VoIP technology, which offers many additional features than our traditional telephone system. . If you have a broadband Internet connection at your workplace or residence, you do not have to pay additional cost for getting another phone line to make phone calls because you can connect more than two lines also.

The second advantage is that a person using VoIP phones can talk to relatives, friends, or business people around the world as he/she likes, but Internet access is required. You can also talk with several people at once or can do an internet conference without any additional costs.

Finally, the third and the most important advantage is the low cost of using VoIP phones that means switching to a VOIP provider from regular telephone line will significantly decrease the monthly bill of your phone account.

The overall quality, speed, and reliability of VOIP equipment is trusted by millions of people around the world and VoIP telephone communication is completely free of tension. It is just like you are using the high-speed Internet.

How To Choose an Internet Phone (VoIP) Provider

Disadvantages of VoIP phones and their solution

As there are many advantages and disadvantages of any system created in the world, there is also one disadvantage with this system and that is if your electricity or Internet service is down for some time, it will also affect your communication over VoIP phones because it is a major flaw with this system that if this happens, a person will not be able to communicate with someone. For sorting out this problem, there is a solution and that is by buying a battery backup like the usual UPS (uninterruptible power supply) for your computer and internet system or you can install your VOIP system in advance to automatically send all calls to your mobile phone in case of a blackout. For this, it is necessary to save the traditional analog voice line; the traditional phone if you have or a mobile device in case you have to make an emergency call.

Briefing of VoIP phone-Internet connection system

Now in brief, the VOIP telephone system includes a phone adapter, phone plug, ADSL modem or cable and your personal computer. I think as you are using the Internet right now while reading this article, you must have most of these items at your home or office already and this will not take too much cost or effort for you to buy a VOIP connection.

The bottom line is that if you want this new technology at your office or home integrated with latest VOIP equipment, all you have to do is search a VoIP service provider and get additional equipment necessary to connect and start talking over the Internet.

Common phrases to search and research on the search engines before buying a VoIP phone

You can do a simple search at google and while googling, you can also use phrases like, “How to Choose a VoIP Broadband Phone Service”, “voip calling cards”, “voip phone providers”, and “packet8 voip phone” which is the best service that runs at average speeds and provides incomparable voice quality in light network traffic conditions.

Best of luck and bye bye for now…….

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      PhoneBooth 7 years ago from Cary, NC

      Great overview of VOIP. I especially like how you discuss ways to overcome VOIP’s traditional disadvantages; that is very helpful for a VOIP business phone system.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your review of Voip phones friend. I even experienced better sound quality on a voice over ip phone.

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      oscillationatend 8 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      Yeah, I can't complain. Never had a dropped call from him while talking on that line, and it sounds sometimes better than a normal phone.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for sharing your experience with Voip phones oscillationatend. Vonage phone rocks big time.

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      oscillationatend 8 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      Useful article. I've been using VOIP for years, even over POTS, back in the days of dial-up. Great for cheap and/or free long distance.

      Skype's really big these days, but I haven't had the best of luck with it from a stand alone phone perspective..the phone I have has a case of the jitters.

      But a friend of mine has a Vonage phone that works wonders.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot pschicdog.net.

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      psychicdog.net 8 years ago

      thanks for letting us know about this soni2006. Really appreciate level of detailed info here.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think you are right Emme West. After reading your post, I visited skype in India in one forum, here is the link, http://www.indiabroadband.net/voice-over-ip/218-sk...

      and after going through some of the posts there, I think Skype is much more popular than Vonage in India. I agree with you now and the most important factor is that Vonage is expensive and Skype is a cheaper than that and it is favorable for developing countries like India.

      Thanks for sharing that great information Emme. Your comment changed my view towards VoIP service providers rankings especially in India.

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      Emme West 8 years ago

      Yep! The great thing about VoIP is it's versatility. If you have an internet connection you have phone service, and with with most VoIP clients you don't have to worry about going over your minutes or paying long distance fees.

      I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of Vonage though - It's really expensive and you have to sign a contract. I think Skype is the best and it works really well on iphones(over wifi). Apple announced that soon you will be able to use Vonage and Skype on the iphone over 3G!

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Veronica, spinner, and sukhera for your comments.

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      sukhera143 8 years ago from Home

      Good hub. Nice info.

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      spinner2k8 8 years ago

      awesome did not know...cool

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      THis is a very detailed article and easy to understand. Thanks sonni2006.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's an additional feature of VoIP phones. I have mentioned that thing in this hub too plus Vonage is gaining a lot of popularity in India and they are also getting involved with large national telecom service providers in India like BSNL and VSNL plus MTNL. Here is the link to an Indian forum discussing using Vonage phones in India:

      http://www.vonage-forum.com/ftopic1350.html

      Thanks for sharing that incredible information DiamondRN.

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      Bob Diamond RPh 8 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

      I use Vonage. I don't miss any calls because they are forwarded to my cell phone, if my phone line is down for any reason.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Duchess OBlunt, I know traditional landlines are very secure but with the advancement of technology in the field of telecommunications, VoIP phones are emerging as a leader over normal phones due to their great features and many advantages including cost advantage.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Thanks soni2006. Very useful information.

      I'v considered switching, but I am still not comfortable with my only form of communication being through the internet. I need the land line, it gives me a feeling of security.

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