Deciding to choose which Voice Over Internet Protocol, also more commonly known as VoIP, service suits your needs and requirements and is also economical can be an extremely daunting yet necessary task, especially since the market is flooded with services and providers. Although this task can be made easy by choosing a service based on your needs and thus narrowing down your options to the best possible rates available. To help you better understand all the types of voice over internet protocol services, we will explain each below.
Computer based voice over internet protocol are widely used amongst hardline telephone users. In most cases this service can be availed for free, especially if the user is engaging in communication via PC-to-PC through the means of internet. The most dominant and prominent voice over internet provider in this area is Skype. To start using this amazing service, simply to go their site, download, install and register on their soft phone client and make calls across the globe to other skype users. The main minimum requirements of this is a dedicated high speed internet connection, a computer system and a headset, also a digital camera if one chooses to use video as well. Moreover, for users who prefer calling directly on landlines and mobile phones directly can also use this client by paying a minimal charge of 0.2$-0.3$ per minute.
Residential voice over internet protocol service is an option in which you unplug your telephone from your existing hardline telephone service and plug it into a telephone adapter, provided by the service provider, and then connecting that adapter to your active internet connection. The cost of this service generally include a one-time subscription fee and a fixed rate monthly fee. The consumer can select from a wide variety of unlimited call packages, including packages like local calls, long distance or even international calls. A few destinations cover a limited number of minutes available. Vopium and Vonage are the best VoIP service providers in this area.
If you are always on the go and are a frequent user of the mobile phone but also want to reduce your mobile phone bills, as they can be painfully long, then the best option for you is to select a mobile voice over internet protocol service provider. Not only will this reduce those long and unnecessary mobile phone bills but it also allows the user access to all the benefits and features of the standard voice over internet protocol service on the move. If you are one of these people, then the best service providers in IP to IP for you are AT&T and Qualcomm.
Another great option available in the market is the No-Monthly Bill Voice Over Internet Protocol service. This service is almost exactly like residential voice over internet protocol. This also requires an adapter provided by your service provider and connects in the same manner as residential voice over internet protocol, however, in this option there is no fixed monthly charge as users can pay only for the amount of time they use it. This is a great option who those who do not heavily use their phone.
Voice over internet protocol is widely used in the business sector and also for personal use in many instances.