VoIP Technologies to cut down Telephone bills

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This guide includes intro to VoIP with  Free PC to PC , PC to Phone and Phone to Phone communication using VoIP or Broadband Telephony.

VoIP

stands for voice over Internet protocol. In simple language it is voice communication using Internet. Using this technology, we have following options

Free PC to PC communication via Internet

Following scenario provides Free PC to PC communication via Internet.
There are a lot of PC to PC voice chatting Free software such as MSN, YahooMessenger, Google Talk & Skype.
I pick Skype: Free PC-to-PC Voice Chat Software
There are lot of benefits of computer base voice chatting, you can only talk but can do text chat, transfer files and share pictures as well.
When it is best? You are home with a computer with internet, mic & headphones.
Voice Quality? Good with broadband and not to bad with dialup Internet.
Only issue is that how can you tell other person in Pakistan to come online. Here are some tips to apply.
Send FREE SMS to request other person to come online.
Send some special “Miss Call” on other party mobile or give a 30 second mobile call.
Skype also provides you PC to Phone call facility (see below). Make a single call to ask other person to start computer and talk for hours.
Advance Tip: If you want to this chat any where without having landline phone for Internet, then think about Unwiredbroadband Internet. If you have laptop and unwired modem with you can use Skype in car as well.

PC to Phone communication via Internet

Now there is scenario when somebody on the other side does not have computer instead he has land line number. Following scenario provides Free PC to PC communication via Internet.
I pick Skype: Free PC-to-PC Voice Chat Software
There are lot of benefits of computer base voice chatting, you can only talk but can do text chat, transfer files and share pictures as well.
When it is best? You are home with a computer with internet, mic & headphones. Skype give you better call control as you can see when minute going to start as well as you can buy more minute any time.
Voice Quality? Good with broadband and not to bad with dialup Internet.
Cost? You need to buy credit that is about 18c per minute. You can buy more credit online

Phone to Phone communication via Internet

Above scenario is really good for a person who is very good at computer what about the older people or others who don't use computers at all. There is solution for this problem available as well.
USB Skype Phone: You can VoIP phone which is look like wired mobile phone which can connect to USB of your phone. 
And if you don't want to use computer at all or you want to use your standard phone as VoIP phone. Then you need following (click on links to learn more):

  • Broad Band Internet
  • Router
  • VoIP ATA
  • You standard phone

Then you connect your phone to VoIP ATA switch which will be connected to router and router will be connected to Internet via broadband router.
Now you dial from your standard phone to any where using Internet on cheap call rates.

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