How to fit VoIP broadband phone service in your residence

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To those who may be less familiar, Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) works by converting analog audio systems into digital data, which can be sent over the Internet. This means that your traditional telephone could possibly become obsolete over time. VOIP can make your home computer Internet connection the solution for making long-distance phone calls - free of charge.

Because you use VOIP devices and software that are widely available, the phone company is not involved and there are no hefty long-distance charges for you to pay. VOIP is a convenient and affordable way to keep in touch with friends and relatives who live far away from you.

Honestly speaking, the internet phone service is simple to install and does not call for any professional expertise. Many people shy away from getting VoIP service under the mistaken impression that they are not technically qualified to install it themselves or operate it. If you can follow just a few simple instructions, you can install VoIP internet phone service and take advantage of the huge cost savings as well as several extraordinary features that come with VoIP services.

Please know that there is nothing to feel overawed about as VoIP phone service looks and feels just like traditional land line phone service. The only difference is that instead of using wires, your calls are routed over the internet. The only pre-requisite is you should have broadband (high speed) internet connection.

Difficult to believe but Internet phone service costs only a fraction of what regular phone service costs and that is the precise reason why millions of people have already made the switch over to VoIP. Most VoIP providers give you a host of free calling features like call waiting, call forwarding, caller ID, voicemail and more. Ask those using VoIP and they will tell you how much they save on telephone bills and what excellent features they enjoy.

Now the question arises - how to install VoIP Internet Phone Service? Once you have decided on a VoIP service provider - from amongst the many to choose from - sign up for service on their website. In a week or so, you will receive a VoIP adapter, more commonly known as an ATA in the mail. This is the device that will act as the brains of your internet phone system.

As soon as the VoIP adapter reaches you, follow the simple instructions that come with it regarding how to attach it to your broadband modem/router as well as to your telephone and computer. There are no tools required to do this, and there is no software to install. You may need a flashlight to see all the connection ports - particularly if your computer and modem are located underneath a desk and somewhat outside reach.

After you complete the connections as per the list of instructions, dial the special activation phone number that came with your VoIP adapter. You will need to enter an activation code, which must have been sent to you via email when you signed up for the service. Once this process is complete, you are ready to start using your VoIP phone and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

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