VOIP aka Voice Over Internet Protocol, is a an Internet Technology where we can deliver the voice or multimedia communications using the Internet Protocol. Why do people opt for VOIP Internet Phone Service? It is plainly because it is cost effective and flexible than the phone services we may have in any country. We can practically make calls to anywhere at a minimal cost with a laptop (or you could also use a mobile VOIP Handset or a Residential VOIP Phone), an internet connection and an account with a VOIP Internet Phone Service company and you can make the calls from anywhere.
The usual public network phone connections would be a good idea for making calls within the country. They may offer flexible plans for calls within a country but for international calls, the charges maybe sky rocketing.
VOIP Phone Plans
There are ample VOIP Internet Phone Services that you could opt for. You need to make sure that these are International VOIP Providers. Using some of the VOIP Providers, we can only place calls to some countries. A few of the VOIP Phone Plans are listed below. These are International VOIP Providers. They have been tried and we are really happy with the service. A minimal charge is incurred for these VOIP Phone Plans.
|VOIP Service||Call Rate to India / Min.||Equipment||Link|
|Skype||$ 0.021||PC / Mobile||Link to Skype|
|Nimbuzz||$ 0.05||PC / Mobile||Link to Nimbuzz|
|Nymgo||$ 0.013||PC / Mobile||Link to Nymgo|
|Fring||$ 0.012||Mobile||Link to Fring|
|Google Talk||$ 0.06||PC / Mobile||Link to Google Talk|
|Yahoo||$ 0.079||PC / Mobile||Link to Yahoo Voice|
VOIP Quality of Service
When you decide to take a membership with one the Worldwide VOIP Providers, always enquire about the quality of service to your friends or family who has been using the service. The VOIP Quality of service should be always taken into account when opting for a VOIP Internet Phone Service. Some services offer a very low quality of service where by the conversation may not be very clear or it may be jittery or even there may be a delay in the transmission of the voice.
Mobile VOIP Handsets
Mobile VOIP Handsets are the mobile handsets where we can integrate the mobile handset with VOIP networks. We can integrate VOIP with some models of the handsets (with 3G / WiFi) like NOKIA, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC or Motorola. We can use programs like Fring, Skype, or Nimbuzz to integrate VOIP on these Mobile Handsets. One of the methodology used for integration is that the mobile device is turned into a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) client and the its data network is used for sending and receiving the messages.
Residential VOIP Phones
VOIP sometimes referred to as VOIP Internet Broadband Telephones or Residential VOIP Phones or Digital phones or Internet Phones are phones which can be used like regular phones, where we dial a number and place a call but we do not use the public telephone network. This call would be made using the broadband internet connection and it would be taken care of by the VOIP Provider. You may need an adapter for this purpose to connect your phone to the broadband setup.