Is there a difference between making a Local Call and a Long Distance
Some VoIP providers offer their services for free, normally only for calls to
other subscribers to the service. Your VoIP provider may permit you to select an
area code different from the area in which you live. This means you may not
incur long distance charges if you call a number in your area code regardless of
geography. It also means that people who call you may incur long distance
charges depending on their area code and service.
Some VoIP providers charge for a long distance call to a number outside your
calling area, similar to existing, traditional wireline telephone service. Other
VoIP providers permit you to call anywhere at a flat rate for a fixed number of
If I have VoIP service, who can I call?
Depending upon your service, you
might be limited only to other subscribers to the service, or you may be able to
call any phone number, anywhere in the world.The call can be made to a local
number, a mobile phone, to a long distance number, or an international number.
You may even utilize the service to speak with more than one person at a time.
The person you are calling does not need any special equipment, just a phone.
What Are Some Advantages of VoIP?
Because VoIP is
digital, it may offer features and services that are not available with a
traditional phone. If you have a broadband internet connection, you need not
maintain and pay the additional cost for a line just to make telephone calls.
With many VoIP plans you can talk for as long as you want with any person in
the world (the requirement is that the other person has an Internet connection).
You can also talk with many people at the same time without any additional cost.
Can I use my Computer While I talk on the
Can I Take My Phone Adapter with me When I
You may be able to use your VoIP service wherever you travel
as long as you have a high speed Internet connection available. In that case it
would work the same as from your home or business.
Computer Have to be Turned on?
Not if you are making calls with a
phone and adaptor or special VoIP phone, but your broadband Internet connection
needs to be active. You can also use your computer while talking on the
How Do I Know If I have a VoIP phone Call?
will ring like any other call.