What is VoIP and How does it Work
VOIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, or in more common terms phone service over the Internet. If you have a reasonable quality Internet connection you can get phone service delivered through your Internet connection.
How does VOIP work?
A way is required to turn analog phone signals into digital signals that can be sent over the Internet. This function can either be included into the phone itself or in a separate box like an ATA.
Figure 1: VOIP using an IP Phone
Figure 2: VOIP using an ATA
Why use VOIP?
There are two major reasons to use VOIP
- Lower Cost
- Increased functionality