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What is VoIP?

April 7, 2015

VoIP is such a strange word. You may be asking yourself, "What is VoIP?" Could it be the name of a new soda pop? Or a new dance craze that's sweeping the nation?

Condensed from "Voice over IP", VoIP (pronounced voyp, like voice) is poised to replace your standard method of contacting or speaking with your friends and loved ones. Voice over IP refers to the method of transferring audio in real-time between one or two individuals connecting over existing Internet Protocol networks. Too much techno babble?

Simply put, VoIP is a telephone service that works through your internet service as opposed to traditional phone lines. There's more to it than that, but it's the basic premise. Answering "what is VoIP?" will take a little bit more digging.

What is the appeal of VoIP?

Why use VoIP aside form feeling like you're from the future? To understand, what VoIP is, you need to understand why others are choosing to use it. More and more households are switching over to VoIP from their old telephone provider for the sole reason of cost savings.

Because VoIP connects to an internet network that you likely already have, there is very little setup needed for you to access VoIP services. Simply set up an account, make sure the device you use can connect, ensure that your microphone and speakers are working, and you're ready to make a call!

The most substantial savings for many users come into play during long distance savings. Traditional phone lines charge higher rates for using their land lines, especially for making calls outside of your country. This is because making an international call consumes more resources through traditional phone lines and systems.

VoIP uses the Internet, which connect hundreds of millions of people across the globe. The Internet connects the world easily, quickly, and cheaply. Connecting through the Internet to target data down the road or halfway across the world is virtually the same. This means that calling your great Aunt in Kuala Lumpur will only cost you marginally more than calling your brother in the next city over.

Why do I need VoIP?

Well you don't need VoIP, just as you don't need to have a phone. Phones won't stop your body from functioning properly, however, they do bring your lifestyle into the twentieth century. VoIP brings your cost-saving lifestyle into the twenty-first century.

So if you need to have your phone, using VoIP just makes sense! You receive the same capabilities with VoIP at a fraction of the cost for traditional phone lines.

Where do I get VoIP?

That's where we come in. You want your service to come from a trusted and reliable company. G3 Telecom is a top choice Canadian telecommunications provider that can solve your high phone and long distance bills.

So, what is VoIP?

Now we return to the question, "What is VoIP?" It's a quick, reliable, and cheap method for you to make your local and international calls. VoIP is the future, and VoIP is for everyone. Get in touch with us today to find out how much you'll save.

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