VOIP or Voice over IP can Save You Money…Big Time VoIP (voice over IP, or voice delivered using the Internet Protocol) is a term used for the delivery of voice information using the Internet Protocol (IP). In general, this means sending voice information (in digital form) in discrete packets rather than in the traditional circuit-committed protocols of the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
A major advantage of VoIP and Internet telephony is that it avoids the tolls charged by ordinary telephone service, and that’s where the savings are. VoIP, now used somewhat generally, derives from the VoIP Forum, an effort by major equipment providers for sending voice (audio) and video using IP on the public Internet and within an intranet. The Forum also promotes the use of directory service standards so that users can locate other users, and the use of touch-tone signals for automatic call distribution and voice mail.