What is the appeal of VoIP to a consumer?

There are a number features that make VoIP appealing to consumers. The following are a few of those features:

  • There is cost savings associated with making long distance calls over the Internet rather than the (PSTN). Since VoIP doesn't use a traditional telephone service there are no long distance charges to incur.
  • VoIP is portable - a VoIP subscriber can take the VoIP adapter with them anywhere they go as long as there is a high speed broadband connection. This portability allows the subscriber to keep their local number when they are away from their home.
  • Some VoIP providers allow customers to have Vanity Numbers, which lets you choose a specific sequence of digits that often spells a word or company name using the letters on your phone keypad.

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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?