Voice over IP (VoIP) is a technology that allows voice traffic to be
transmitted over a data network, such as the public internet. Using
VoIP and, usually in conjunction with a broadband internet connection
(cable modem or DSL), it is possible to use a wide range of equipment
to make telephone calls over the net.
Using an adapter, or a special IP Phone (Phone-to-Phone) or software
(PC-to-Phone) the voice signal from your telephone or PC is converted
into a digital signal (data packet) that travels over the internet and
then converts the signal back at the other end so you can speak to
anyone in the world with a regular phone number.
When placing a VoIP call using a phone with an adapter, you'll hear a
dial tone and you dial just as you always have. VoIP may also allow you
to make a call directly from a computer using a conventional telephone,
a USB phone or a headset with a microphone.
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