Bringing Home The Benefits Of VoIP

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There are various ways by which you can communicate using your VoIP telephony at home. You can either communicate from PC to PC or PC to phone or phone to phone via your VoIP phone system, cutting down rates and getting a better voice quality and so on.

VoIP is a proven technology when it comes to telecommunication. Businesses, large and small are seen using VoIP systems. Some set up the system in their office premise while others often outsource VoIP switching, billing and routing services to wholesale VoIP operators. By outsourcing these services, they save the investment that are otherwise spent on building, owning or managing VoIP soft switch and OSS infrastructure. The increase in adoption of VoIP services shows that businesses are reaping its benefits.

However, the advantages of VoIP technology can be brought home. In fact, many have already done it and are saving a great deal on their phone bills along with other advantages. If you often make long distance calls, be it for personal or business reasons, you know how your bills hurt your monthly budget. A VoIP system set up in your home could be your solution. Getting VoIP telephony for your home has gotten even easier with more broadband Internet users. The growing number of broadband users has resulted in increased availability and also reduced cost of broadband services.

Therefore, if you don’t have a broadband connection and a VoIP phone at home, you could think of getting one and start enjoying the benefits it brings. If you already have a broadband connection, then you can add a VoIP phone and cut down on the bills.

There are various ways by which you can communicate using your VoIP telephony. You can either communicate from PC to PC or PC to phone or phone to phone via your VoIP phone system at home. Let’s take a brief look at each:

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* PC to PC – This option requires both the calling parties to have VoIP systems, telephone headset or a microphone and PC speakers set up with a good bandwidth broadband connection. Once these are done, you can download a free software, install it and begin making calls via the software. Skype can be cited as an example of such a software. You can use it for voice or even video calls.

* PC to phone – This option requires you to set up a PC to Phone VoIP system. Just like PC to PC calls, you need a headset and an appropriate software which can be found on the web. This option requires your calls to be prepaid as you do with your cell phone. The advantage of PC to phone option is that it allows you to contact any phone.

* Phone to phone – One of the latest and best form of VoIP telephony, this option requires a VoIP ready phone or an adapter that can connect your phone to your broadband. Once either of the two is bought and installed, you can call any phone via your broadband connection.