Date Added: May 2009
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is poised to take the telephone industry by storm. It works by using the Internet to direct telephone calls, rather than land-based cable lines that are used with traditional telephone. Among the advantages are better affordability and greater functionality. Extra services that cost a great deal more with traditional telephone companies are often included in standard VoIP service, such as caller ID, call waiting, and conference calling. In addition, other features can be used along with VoIP, such as video conferencing and email forwarding to your phone.