Date Added: May 2009
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analogue) phone line. The practical upshot of this is that by using some of the free VoIP software that is available to make Internet phone calls, you are bypassing the phone company (and its charges) entirely. In addition, the quality of VoIP is good. Your voice is digitalized and transported over the Internet as well as over the phone company\'s private network using Internet Protocol (IP) service. A broadband phone call happens in real time. More than likely you receive many VoIP phone calls in the course of a week without realizing it.