What is VoIP?

We use many apps on our mobile. Some of them help us communicate with our peers in both voice as well as video formats. Through apps like Skype, WhatsApp and Hangout, we connect with others and save our telecom bills. Ever wonders how these apps work! How they enable video chat or how we pass on the messages without using our operators’ Value-Added Services like SMS or MMS!

There are many apps like Skype or WhatsApp which use internet connection to transfer the data from one subscriber to another. This service is called Voice-Over Internet Protocol or VoIP. It is a commonly used term in the telephonic services over internet. With VoIP, analog voice calls are converted into packets of data. The packets travel like any other type of data, such as e-mail, over the public Internet and/or any private Internet Protocol (IP) network. Using a VoIP service, you can call landline or cell phones. You can also call computer-to-computer, with both parties speaking into a computer microphone and listening through computer speakers or headsets.

Thus, a strong internet connection can provide you with voice communication. VoIP is an addition service with the traditional phone service. The VoIP service providers usually offer a lower rates than traditional telecom companies. VoIP reduces network infrastructure costs, enables providers to deliver voice services over their broadband and private networks, and allows enterprises to operate a single voice and data network. 

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