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VoIP telephone calls can be placed either to other VoIP devices, or to normal telephones.
Calls from a VoIP device to a phone are commonly called "PC-to-Phone" calls, even though the VoIP device may not be a PC.
Calls from a VoIP device to another VoIP device are commonly called "PC-to-PC" calls, even though neither device may be a PC.

What Kind of Equipment Do I Need?
A broadband (high speed Internet) connection is required. Some VoIP services only work over your computer or a special VoIP phone, while other services allow you to use a traditional phone connected to a VoIP adapter. If you use your computer, you will need some software and an inexpensive microphone. 

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What is VoIP?

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is simply the transmission of voice traffic over the Internet.

Using the Internet connection for both data traffic and voice calls can allow consumers to get rid of one monthly payment. In addition, VoIP plans do not charge a per-minute fee for long distance.

For International calling, the  savings to the consumer from

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VoIP Telephones
There are three methods of connecting to a VoIP network:
Using a VoIP telephone
Using a "normal" telephone with a VoIP adapter
Using a computer with speakers and a microphone

Text Box:  Issue 4, Vol 1

Dec 08


Technology Update


Tel: (647) 288-2882

Text Box: Editors Note
Most people don’t  take full advantage of  their high speed connection; it can be used for much more than browsing the Net, VOIP is just one example.


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