What is VoIP?

What is VoIP?
DT730 Voice over IPVoice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a form of communication that allows you to make phone
calls over a broadband internet connection instead of typical analog telephone lines. Basic VoIP
access usually allows you to call others who are also receiving calls over the internet.  Interconnected VoIP services also allow you to make and receive calls to and from traditional land-line numbers, usually for a service fee. Some VoIP services require a computer or a dedicated VoIP phone, while others allow you to use your land-line phone to place VoIP calls through a special adapter.
Voice over IP using SV8100
Dedicated routers
These devices allow you to use your traditional phone to place VoIP calls. They are connected to cable/DSL modems (or any high-speed internet source) and allow you to attach an ordinary telephone. Once configured, and with an appropriate VoIP provider and service plan, these devices require no special software or interaction with a computer. In fact, you only need to pick up your phone and dial a number at the dial tone.