What is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an emerging technology that allows voice quality calls to be made over Internet connections. To access a VoIP service, the customer needs the provided adapter which is placed in between the computer and high-speed internet and a standard household telephone.

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1. What is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)?
2. How does VoIP differ from traditional home phone service?
3. What is the appeal of VoIP to a consumer?
4. Can you use VoIP service from someplace other than your home?
5. With VoIP, can I talk on the phone and use my computer at the same time?
6. Can you access 911 services with VoIP service?
7. How does calling 911 from a VoIP phone differ from calling 911 from a traditional home phone?
8. What should I do if I'm interested in switching from traditional phone service to VoIP?