VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) offers many various connections and communication options that the average person can inquire about and install for use in his or her home and workplace. A VoIP system requires media channel setup, packeting and transmission of IP packets via packet-switched network, analog voice signal digitalization, and encoding.
One of the most popular VoIP services is a software-based VoIP service. In most cases, this service is free to users, especially if used for PC-to-PC communication. To use this service, first the correct software must be downloaded, installed on whatever device is being used (computer, tablet, mobile phone), and finally a free account must be created. Once all these steps are completed, the Software-based VoIP service allows free and unlimited calls for people who also use the exact same type of VoIP service on their PCs. Even if connecting to landlines and mobile phones, which are not free, using the software-based VoIP system is still inexpensive for both personal and business use.
Another service as classified by WhatPhoneSystem is residential VoIP service (or office VoIP service, which can replace the ‘regular’ phone line used in the office or at home. This particular service can be signed up for online. Users will receive a phone adapter to plug to the broadband Internet line on one side and to their phone on the other side. Calls to some destinations can be unlimited, or they can be limited to a specific number of minutes, depending on which type of service you choose.
Some providers offer plans with no monthly bills. Users get a device to use for VoIP communication (just like with residential VoIP service), but there will be no monthly fees, which is a money-saving alternative. With this service, users have unlimited calls without the hassle of a monthly phone bill.
Finally, business VoIP service offers several different and helpful packages, depending on the needs of the particular business. VoIP services can differ largely between businesses, depending on the state of the business (whether it is growing or established). VoIP can be used for both external and internal communication within businesses.