Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows voice to be sent over the Internet. Using a broadband Internet connection and subscribing to a VoIP provider allows a person to make phone calls over the Internet.
First, voice is converted by a device from an analog signal to a digital signal. It is then sent over the Internet This can be done with a VoIP phone (see our store for a list of options) or a piece of software called a softphone which installs on your computer such as MicroSIP
There are several advantages to VoIP over traditional phone service, such as price, portability, and extra features.