Any digital method of communication [conventional phone, cell phone, internet] treats what is flowing through it simply as “data”. Hardware & Software “manage” the different types of data at the “In” & “Out” stages.
VOiP is the technology that permits phone calls [including with video] to be made over the Internet.
It is suggested that you keep your normal phone because:
Not all providers have 911 service
No Hydro means no phone – it is recommended that all Sandycove residents have at least one “regular” phone which will keep working under nearly all circumstances. Cell phones can be variable in use in Sandycove and sometimes the local towers are shut down in a power outage.