around the world, people are turning to VoIP to take advantage of cheap calls to landlines and low-cost mobile calling. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which enables users to make cheap calls to landlines or mobile phones through the Internet. If you are already paying for a monthly Internet connection, you can make free or cheap VoIP calls by using VoIP software such as Skype and MO-call from your personal computer, Macs or Linux computers. VoIP has been around for many years but with the access of high-speed broadband and Internet access, VoIP been more commercially available.
How you can use VoIP
- PC-to-PC – The most popular way to make cheap calls is through a computer. Calls are usually free or fraction of the cost of a normal telephone call and sound is usually near to CD quality. Users need to install relevant VoIP software such as MO-Call or Skype, access to high spend broadband or Internet connection, a microphone and speakers.
- IP Phone – Looks like a normal telephone but is connected to the Internet rather than the local telephone network using an Ethernet connection.
- ATA (Analog Telephone Adaptor) – is an adaptor/device that connects standard home telephones to a digital telephone system. This enables users to make normal telephone and VoIP calls.
- Mobile VoIP – With mobile phones getting more advanced and the popularity of mobile applications or “apps”, mobile VoIP has become more useable. Installing applications offered from MO-Call or Skype enables mobile users to take advantage of low VoIP rates.