Things That You Should Know About a VoIP
If you happen to know nothing yet about VoIP which is new system
of voice communication done through the internet, let me explain
it to you in the simplest way.
So long as you are already familiar
with the internet as I know you are fond of surfing daily, you will
come to know and understand how this new system of communication
known as the VoIP works.
VoIP means Voice over Internet Protocol. In simple terms, it means
that voice signals are carried over the internet system. VoIP is
a way of sending and receiving voice signals over the internet,
which is just like a telephone does. The only difference there is
that in a telephone, the sound signals are sent and received via
the telephone lines.
How a VoIP and a traditional telephone differ in sending messages?
A VoIP sends and receives signals through the internet in digitalized
forms. A telephone sends and receives messages through the telephone
lines in analog forms. This means that VoIP signals are in digital
forms when it is send through the internet.
A digital signal is A signal in numeric binary forms 0 and 1.
Because digital signals are not subject to interference, the quality
of signals of a VoIP is clear.
Telephone sound signals are sent through telephone lines in analog
forms. Analog are sound signals in wave forms. If you are fond of
watching the TV episode of ER, you can almost see the analog signal
every time there are some patients who are near death in the Emergency
Room. The camera would usually focus their sights on the small device
that is monitoring the heart beat of a patient. That device is an
analog heart beat tracking equipment. See those up and down signals?
Those are analog signals monitoring the life of a patient.
Analog system of sound deliveries is also used in broadcasting
stations. An AM station means their broadcast are analog waves in
Amplitude Modulation broadcast. This means that their radio signals
are carried on the up and down crest of radio analog waves. In an
FM stations their signals are carried not on the crest of radio
analog waves but in between waves of analog radio frequencies. Although
the FM is less subject to interference, both of these kinds of signals
are subject to other frequency interruptions. Interruptions are
natural in analog signals.
Thus, if you consider that the telephone signals are sent through
Analog forms, it is therefore right to say that the quality of sounds
of long distance telephone call is subject to interference.
In relation to cost of long distance calls, VoIP is very cheap
as compared to the traditional telephone. While the cost of one
minute long distance call using the standard telephone is 40 cents
per minute, with a VoIP, it is only 3 cents. Aside from this, if
it so happens that when you call long distance someone from another
country that also uses the same VoIP provider that you use, your
call will be free of charge. Yes, that is right. Free of charge.
You can talk without limit and you will pay nothing for it.
This is why there are now many people in other countries who are
encouraging their friends and relatives staying in another country
to shift from the traditional telephone to VoIP and to use the VoIP
provider that they are also using. Once their friends or relatives
transfer to VoIP with the same provider, they then talk endlessly
every day without paying a cent. This is a very unique kind of marketing
for these VoIP providers, but this is true. You can search the internet
for various VoIP providers, and ask them about this feature.
And when it comes to features, all the features of a traditional
telephone is also offered free of charge by VoIP providers. There
is one additional feature, however, that you can get from VoIP but
can never get from a traditional telephone. This is all about the
feature of VoIP that has businessmen all over the world scrambling
to have their own VoIP. It is known as the video audio conferencing.
This feature which is offered free of charge, will enable you to
simultaneously have a conference with other people in other countries
in an audio and video mode. This means that you see each other while
you are talking and you can have several people from other continents
or countries simultaneously joining you in the conference. This
is actually some sort of a futuristic scene but is now happening
today through the VoIP system of communication through broadband
Now that you have a good amount of information about VoIP and the
advantages it can offer you in your long distance calls, you can
now go about searching the internet for VoIP providers who can service
your area. Doing it much earlier can make you save more in terms
of your long distance calls.