Some people have that misconception that VoIP is making telephone calls
over a computer connected to the internet. Everyone knows that
this no longer true at all, especially in 2019 about the old stereotype about VoIP. There are plenty
of ways to make a VoIP telephone, and without the need of a computer’s
speaker and microphone.
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)
telephone uses a single base station to connect multiple cordless
handsets to the internet to make VoIP calls. Handsets usually have their
own charging station but don’t need to be plugged into a phone socket.
DECT phones are ideal for small businesses as it is easy to add or
remove handsets without making changes to office infrastructure.
Voice Over the internet Phone (VoIP)
A ‘classic’ VoIP
desk phone looks and behaves a lot like a standard business desktop
phone – except that it connects to your local area network (LAN) and
your PC. This type of phone usually has similar features to a DECT phone
– but because it is a corded phone there’s more room for buttons so
they can be easier and more familiar to use.
ATA (analogue telephone adaptor)
An ATA is a device that
connects a PSTN phone with a VoIP service. By plugging a phone line
cable into one outlet, and a VoIP or Ethernet cable into another outlet,
a ‘traditional’ PSTN telephone can be used to make and receive calls
via the internet. This solution is ideal for individuals or
organisations who do not wish to replace their existing phone handsets.
Soft (VoIP) telephone
which is application driven software
to help run VoIP on mobile devices such as a iphone, tablet, and even
the computer. The best known VoIP soft phone is Skype, and a soft phone
is ideal for use ‘on the go’, for example installed on a laptop and used
to make and receive VoIP calls while travelling.