VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. By using a VoIP phone and VoIP technology you can effectively use the Internet telephone. VoIP means by which calls on network which encrypts the voice in data packets at one end and encrypts it in voice calls at the other end. In VoIP, encryption and decryption of an analog signal (ie your voice) into a digital signal (data packets) and again into the analog signal.
You can make VoIP calls by using aregular phone with VoIP adapter or even from your computer with a simple microphone. VoIP applications can generally be used with a simple microphone and computer speakers, but IP telephones or VoIP boxes can also be used, provided an experience identical to normal telephoning. Many manufacturers are designing VOIP phones that are specifically meant by this technology to work as a SIP phone, and are now widely used by growing VoIP users.
Last year, the quality andReliability of VoIP technology has reached a point that a large number of standard telephone users have their contracts completely abandoned in favor of improved VoIP. Local and long distance calls to VoIP. Prices and plans may vary from one VoIP service provider to another VoIP service provider.
Advantages of using VoIP
With VoIP, you can effectively reduce your phone bill, because you only pay for your regular Internet connection and small fees to your VOIPService provider. Setting up conference calls with VOIP is very easy.
You can even create your own VoIP network and require no special equipment like PBX etc. You can call to all local telephone, cellular, long distance number or an international number through VoIP phones. More importantly, the person you are calling with VoIP technology requires no special equipment, just a normal telephone line.
Many additional features such as call forwarding, call tracing,Reminders, caller ID is easily accessible in VoIP phones. You can even have a local number to your VOIP phone, and only need a fast Internet connection to use your VoIP service anywhere in the world.
VoIP applications and services require data transfer in real time. During a call, held an interactive voice-data exchange. Unfortunately, TCP / IP is not well suited for this purpose. Sometimes you have to wait for a few seconds to listen to the other sidereply. But with the recent developments in streaming the flow of voice signals has improved. PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calling quality is still not as sharp as regular PSTN calls. However, with SIP phones and a reliable high-speed internet connection, there is little or no difference .... and sometimes the quality is even better.
SIP phones are the phones that are specifically designed to work as VoIP phones. SIP endpoint routing voice telephone can be considered as a networkon their IP address. This allows a DID (direct dial) clicks to move to a user. With SIP phones you can use advanced features like voice mail, order, etc. With a SIP phone e-mail also closely resembles a conventional analog phone in look, feel, functionality and usability.
FCC and VoIP --
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates VoIP services in the United States. You are responsible to create and promote telecommnuication rules .... such as VoIP services .... benefit the consumer.In November 2004 FCC ruled that individual states, not the jurisdiction, the taxes on VoIP services that will meet the cost of VoIP services even more attractive when compared to standard PSTN services impose too.