Voip GuideVoipMega Voice over IP (also called VoIP, IP Telephony, and Internet telephony) refers to technology that enables routing of voice conversations over the Internet or any other IP network. The voice data flows over a general-purpose packet-switched network, instead of the traditional dedicated, circuit-switched voice transmission lines. This arrangement has several advantages over traditional telephony: Freer innovation. Innovation progresses at market rates rather than the slow pace of the multilateral International Telecommunications Union (ITU) committee process, resulting in more new advanced features. Lower per-call costs. Once a network connection is in place, a phone call may have no additional charge. Lower infrastructure costs. VoIP reduces the traditional scheme?two separate wiring systems, one for voice and one for network?to a single connection. Stability. A higher degree of reliability and resilience may be possible as network reliability improves. "Future proof" hardware. Functionality is software (protocol) based, allowing for changes in software coding without requiring a "forklift" or component upgrade. Protocols used to carry voice signals over the IP network are commonly referred to as Voice over IP or VoIP protocols. Voice over IP traffic may be deployed on any IP network, including ones lacking an internet connection, for instance on a building-wide LAN without an internet connection.

Voip Packet8 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT - News), the Packet8 broadband voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, announced the introduction of a new dual port broadband phone adapter, the Packet8 BPA-410. The Packet8 BPA-410 is equipped with two switched Ethernet ports and two RJ-11 phone service ports, enabling a customer to activate multiple Packet8 service plans without any additional hardware. Each phone jack operates independently, with separate Packet8 phone numbers and service. The second Ethernet port can be used to connect to a PC or other networked device, eliminating the need for an extra Ethernet switch hub. 'Many of our customers have been asking for a low-cost device with two phone lines,' said Huw Rees, 8x8 Vice President of Marketing & Sales. 'The BPA-410 enables customers to install multiple lines of Packet8 VoIP service with one device. The switched Ethernet port also reduces the wiring issues associated with simultaneous VoIP service and high-speed internet access.' The Packet8 BPA-410 carries a suggested retail price of $69.95 with a monthly service fee of $19.95 per line for unlimited calls to the U.S. and Canada. Activation fees are $29.95 for the first line and $9.95 for the second line."
Created by: voipmega, Last modification: Sun 30 of Oct, 2005 (10:36 UTC)
Please update this page with new information, just login and click on the "Edit" or "Discussion" tab. Get a free login here: Register Thanks! - Find us on Google+