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If you've never heard of VoIP, get ready to change the way you think about long-distance phone calls

Local and Long Distance Telephone Service (IP-Phone)

 

If you've never heard of VoIP, get ready to change the way you think about long-distance phone calls. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a method for taking analog audio signals, like the kind you hear when you talk on the phone, and turning them into digital data that can be transmitted over the Internet.

How is this useful? VoIP can turn a standard Internet connection into a way to place very cheap phone calls. The practical upshot of this is that, by using one of parstel voip calling plans, you are bypassing the phone company and its charges entirely.

VoIP is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to completely rework the world's phone systems.

The interesting thing about VoIP is that there is not just one way to place a call. There are different "flavors" of VoIP service in common use today:

  • ATA Device (Analog Phone Adaptor)

The simplest and most common way is through the use of a device called an ATA (analog telephone adaptor). The ATA allows you to connect a standard phone to your Internet connection for use with VoIP. The ATA is an analog-to-digital converter. It takes the analog signal from your traditional phone and converts it into digital data for transmission over the Internet. You simply crack the ATA out of the box, plug the cable from your phone that would normally go in the wall socket into the ATA, and you're ready to make VoIP calls, it is a very straight forward setup.


  • IP-Phones (Please check Ip-Phone Devices in Products menu)

These specialized phones look just like normal phones with a handset, cradle and buttons. But instead of having the standard RJ-11 phone connectors, IP phones have an RJ-45 Ethernet connector. IP phones connect directly to your broadband internet and have all the hardware and software necessary right onboard to handle the IP call. Wi-Fi IP phones are also available, allowing subscribing callers to make VoIP calls from any Wi-Fi Spot.

 

 

Although it will take some time, you can be sure that eventually most of the current circuit-switched networks will be replaced with packet-switching technology. IP telephony just makes sense, in terms of both economics and infrastructure requirements. More and more businesses are installing VoIP systems, and the technology will continue to grow in popularity as it makes its way into our homes.

The Forrester research group predicts that nearly 5 million U.S. households will have VoIP phone service by the end of 2006. Perhaps the biggest draws to VoIP for the home users that are making the switch are price and flexibility.

With VoIP, you can make a call from anywhere you have broadband connectivity. Since the IP phones or ATAs broadcast their info over the Internet, they can be administered by the provider anywhere there is a connection. So business travelers can take their phones or ATAs with them on trips and always have access to their home phone. Another alternative is the Softphone. A softphone is client software that loads the VoIP service onto your desktop or laptop. The Parstel softphone has an interface on your screen that looks like a traditional telephone. As long as you have a headset/microphone, you can place calls from your laptop anywhere in the broadband-connected world.

VoIP technology provides the features that normal phone companies charge extra for when they are added to your service plan. parstel VoIP plans include:

  • Caller ID
  • Call waiting
  • Call transfer
  • Repeat dial
  • Return call
  • Three-way calling

 

There are also advanced call-filtering options available. These features use caller ID information to allow you make a choice about how calls from a particular number are handled. You can:

  • Forward the call to a particular number
  • Send the call directly to voicemail
  • Give the caller a busy signal
  • Play a "not-in-service" message
  • Send the caller to a funny rejection hotline

Although there are too many advantages to VoIP, all the great features mentioned above depend on the design and quality of the network which is providing the service, from a practical point of view neither of the VoIP features mentioned, will operate in a poorly designed network.

 

What we are proud to present, is its powerful and high-tech network infrastructure

and its business and technical venture with top level voice carriers in the world.

 

The core of our network which is comprised of multiple server clusters and soft switches

is connected to the internet via high capacity OC-3 and OC-12 links .This great internet

bandwidth ensures the ability of serving thousands of Simultaneous users of any type such as:

 

  • Access-Based Long Distance Service
  • IP-Phone Service
  • VoIP Trunk Service
  • Dedicated Internet Service
  • Local and Toll Free phone service
  • Call Forwarding

 

In order to minimize the down time and optimize the functionality of the network, there

Are multiple redundant internet links added to the system resulting to a reliable and efficient Voip service.

 

With our IP-Phone service you can also check voicemail via the Web or attach messages to an e-mail that is sent to your computer or handheld. Not all VoIP services offer all of the features mentioned.


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