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Hear The Buzz About VOIP

Get seasoned about all the details regarding VOIP, or voice over Internet Protocol, which simply represents the transmission technologies for voice communications that occur over any IP networks, such as the Internet.

It is easy for you to use VOIP and be a part of a new way of communicating that transcends the traditional use of telephones. With an analog telephone adapter and an existing telephone jack, you can enjoy VOIP from a fixed location, provided by broadband Internet and cable companies and with the use of your computer. Or, if you use a VOIP phone, you can connect to the IP through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Lastly, if you purchase a softphone, you can install it into your computer and access VOIP and enjoy VOIP calling without any added hardware.

Many cell phone carriers, such as Nokia, are participating with VOIP to create a merging between the cellular network and the Wi-Fi network, and you, too can take part of this efficient new phone service. Since 2004, the marketing of VOIP has spread to the masses and now many big businesses are eagerly embracing VOIP in the place of traditional telephone systems because of their bigger bandwidths and their extremely low costs.

VOIP is amazing in its ability to transmit more than one telephone call over a single broadband connection without the need of extra phone lines. Moreover much of the problems of securing a regular telephone connection is not a problem with VOIP, as it is already a digitized and secure line. You can enjoy pure location independence, as VOIP is accessible from anywhere at any time and only requires a fast and stable Internet connection to get a connection from a VOIP provider to anywhere you choose.

VOIP is the way to enhance and better your communication experience. It allows you to enjoy having video conversations, send messages and data files during conversation, have audio conferences with more than one person, manage your date, calendar and address books, and pass along information in an online community in a way that telephones never dreamed of providing.

Of course, there are certainly some limitations to VOIP. Unlike telephones, which are connected to and powered by central telephone companies, VOIP is susceptible to failed modems and cables on the computer. Additionally, because of VOIP's omnipresence, in the case of an emergency, it is difficult to track down the location of the call and does not provide a mapping of the IP address needed to indentify the caller's location.

However, do not worry, because the makers of VOIP have countered this problem by developing the VOIP Enhanced 911 services that keeps a list of its customers' addresses so that in the case of an emergency, they can be located. So to make this most effective, you must be sure to keep up to date records of your address information so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Finally, as with anything over the Internet, VOIP is susceptible to hackers who can sneak into the system and cause drastic and damaging results. Thus, you need to be sure you invest in a Public Secure VOIPComputer Technology Articles, which is available and with free GNU programs.

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