You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are magnetic planar headphones. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated – send to email@example.comTitle: VOIP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSAuthor: Raymond KlescEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCopyright 2004 Raymond KlescPreformatted for 60-charactersVoice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, has grown in popularity recently and with that rise in popularity has come a number of common misconceptions and confusion. Global Value Connect (http://globalvalueconnect.com) has complied this simple guide to address some of these most common questions and concerns.1. What is VoIP and what does it stand for?2.
How do I make a VoIP phone call?3. What equipment do I need for VoIP phone calls?4. Are there any differences between making a local call or a long distance call?5. Who can I call if I am using a VoIP service?6. Are there any advantages in using VoIP phone service?7. Will I be able to dial 911 emergency services?8. Will I be able to use my computer while making a VoIP phone call?9. Will I be able to take my phone adapter with me while traveling?10. Does my computer need to be running in order to use VoIP service?11. How will I know when I receive a phone call over my VoIP service?12. Who regulates VoIP services?13. What are the computer system requirements for VoIP?14.
Are free trials normally available?15. How can I improve the sound quality?1. What is VoIP and what does it stand for? VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and it allows you to place telephone calls over a data network like the Internet. It operates by converting your voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that can then be transmitted over the Internet. The digital signal is then converted at the other end back to a voice signal that the other party can hear. When you use a phone with an adapter the calls are placed just like a regular telephone. You first hear a dial tone then the call is made. You are also able to place a call directly from your computer using a conventional telephone or microphone.