What is VoIP? How it works, complete guide.

Last modified: November 9, 2020

VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

The term VoIP means Voice over Internet Protocol. It’s also called PC to Phone, SIP Telephony, IP Telephony or Internet Telephony.

It is an affordable option to make phone calls, with the difference that the calls are a lot cheaper than traditional phone lines. The telephone set is not always necessary as you can communicate from your computer.

Additional Links and Information regarding how to make VoIP calls:

  1. Configure Your Softphone, X-Lite, X-Ten or Eyebeam to start making calls with Switch2VoIP.us
  2. How to Select Codec G729 on Eyebeam to reduce bandwidth
  3. Setup Carrier Settings on Vicidial and Goautodial

VoIP has a lot of advantages over the traditional phone system. The reason why most of the people are turning to VoIP technology is the cost. Do you have access to a computer with a mic and speakers or a headset, and Internet connection? Then you can communicate using VoIP. You can also use your mobile phone by downloading an application, you can contact Switch2VoIP Support team for more information.

How can i use VoIP?

You can use VoIP from your office, home or laptop on the road. It all depends on where and how you will be making the calls. Either it is from your home, work or your corporate network, during a travel and even on the beach you will always be paying less than 1 cent per minute for most of the destinations including USA, Canada, United Kingdom and many more.

1- First you will need to create your VoIP account and buy some credits:

To buy VoIP credits first you need to verify that you are buying the best VoIP rates and then go to the VoIP store and buy a test account with only $5 and you can start making calls, after you finish testing you can add more credits as you need.

2- Finally you need to download a free Softphone and start make calls:

X-lite Free VoIP Softphone 

What is a Softphone?

A Softphone is a software that allows the user to make calls from their computers or cell phones, it resembles a small telephone with the keypads, it’s an easy to use application to communicate with your friends and family or growing your business while saving money.

Switch2Voip offers a free softphone: Download Free Softphone, you can visit our easy Instructions to setup Xlite, this software is constantly tested by us and contains no viruses.

The rates for all the destinations can be downloaded from this link: Worldwide VoIP Rates.

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