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TechSpeak in Translation VOIP

Author: ITS

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

Category: TechSpeak in Translation

VOIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, and generally refers to an alternative technology to standard telephone systems. The big difference with VOIP is that voice transmissions travel over data networks that use the Internet Protocol. The IP phone plugs into a data jack rather than the typical phone jack most people are familiar with. One of the main reasons for switching to VOIP from traditional telephone services is the opportunity to save significant amounts of dollars on telephone system maintenance and operations. Also, VOIP offers many features such as voicemail, call forwarding, etc., available anytime, anywhere.