VoIP – Voice over internet protocol<br />Michael Dominy<br />
What it is?<br />Voice Over Internet Protocol.<br />Technology for making phone calls over the internet. <br />Converts analogue signals to data packets.<br />
Who uses it? Consumer<br />A consumer would use it in an everyday instance, for example to communicate with family or friends across the world, via the internet. <br />
Who uses it? Corporate<br />Companies use Voice conferencing to communicate with colleagues in other countries and places.<br />They may also convert their original phone lines to use VoIP to save on phone costs and run it through the internet instead.<br />
What programs incorporate it?<br />Skype is the obvious choice for VoIP, consumers use it to communicate with friends and family all over the world.<br />Apple’s “FaceTime” is another way of communicating, however this is only video it does not have a “just speech” option.<br />
How do companies like skype make money?<br />Skype makes money by selling credits as “pay as you go” or a subscription. <br />This lets you use as much as you like or pay for what you use.<br />
Free VoIP<br />FaceTime is a free video calling service which apple provides.<br />It comes with all modern Apple products, such as iPod touch.<br />Skype is another form of free VoIP.<br />
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