VOIP – How it works
Imagine having an additional standard phone line at home that is linked to a number in another City (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Southport, Adelaide, Perth, Colac-Geelong, and more) you are selecting so people there can call you just as if you were in that city.
To make it work, the broadband internet connection is used to route the calls (incoming and outgoing) and the outgoing calls are charged at an extremely low rate, with STD calls becoming untimed calls which are cheaper than you currently pay for local calls.
For example, if you choose to have a Sydney number then you will have a number in the chosen city and a regular handset phone (either wired or cordless) connected to a small box (Telephone Adapter) that at the same time is connected to your internet connection.
When you call out to the same city your number belongs to then you just dial as if you were there without area code.
When someone dials your number it will ring at your place and the call will be FREE for you and the caller will only be charged for the local call. (This is the end of long distance charges).
This way you can keep in touch with everyone as if you where in the same city!
To use VOIP, all you need to do is connect a handset telephone (normal phone or any cordless one) to the phone adapter and to your Broadband (or ISDN) internet connection.
Voice over IP (VoIP),
also known as Internet telephony or IP telephony, is a way of making phone calls
using the Internet.
The service drastically reduces calling costs, while potentially eliminating the need to maintain traditional telephone systems with expensive monthly fees.
Use it as a second line.
Use it to keep in touch with friends and family around the world.
Get Interstate or international phone numbers for your company or home.
...and save money on your outgoing calls, and let your clients, relatives, and friends save money when they call you. It always comes down to reducing phone bills and getting closer to your family, friends and clients. With free phone calls to other Internet telephony users, and cheap phone calls to standard PSTN telephones around the world, you can't stop saving money.
Calls will generate some internet traffic that will add up to your normal download allowance.