Internet Phone Service
An Internet phone service is also known as Internet telephony,
Voice Over Internet Protocol or VoIP. How this service works is that
it uses an existing Internet connection to send and receive phone
calls instead of using the traditional telephone line.
Internet phone service would inevitably cost slightly more than
a regular phone service however, you are paying for the additional
features that come with a VoIP.
You will find some Internet phone
service providers offering excellent calling rates for long distance
and international phone calls with their packages. This can be
extremely useful if your business requires much international
teleconferencing or you to make frequent calls to overseas
Whether you are making your phone calls via a standard
local phone line or an Internet telephone connection, there
shouldn't be much difference in the sound quality of your calls.
However, this can sometimes change or deteriorate depending on the
amount of network traffic your Internet connection is experiencing.
In any case, most users will not usually be able to tell the
difference in sound quality of your calls, long distance or
When setting up an Internet phone service, you will
need a reliable Internet connection. If you don't have a broadband
connection like cable, satellite or a Digital Subscriber Line then a
dial-up connection will work just as well. A dial-up might
compromise on the sound quality of your calls and affect your
convenience in using this service, as you would first have to
dial-up to log into your Internet account before being able to make
an Internet phone call.
You would also require a phone that is
compatible with your Internet phone service. You might have to
purchase a specialized phone or use an adapter with your existing
phone in order to work the phone service. It would be of use to find
a service provider who would be able to include a adapter in your
service package so that you won't need to make an additional
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