The VoIP Router converts your outgoing telephone system calls into data that zips through your high-speed Internet connection (just like email but in real time). It comes out at the other end just like a regular telephone call. The person that you call will not be aware that you are not using a regular telephone system since it will sound just like a regular telephone line.
What is VoIP and how does it work?
It is easy to see why the technology is called Voice Over Internet Protocol!
How reliable is VoIP?
VoIP is an always on always available telephone service. As long as your Internet connection is working the ‘telephone system’ will also be working. Therefore VoIP is as reliable as any telephone system on offer from a normal telephone operator network (such as Telkom and Neotel).
You will be able to make calls at any time from any place to anywhere. Furthermore because it is a paid for service on a demand usage basis – YOU decide when you want to place a call – the network is geared to having excess capacity to cater for upsurges in demand for the service. As the service load increases the network makes more guaranteed capacity available.
You will be able to make as many calls at whatever time you like to wherever you like without hassle or reliability issues.
Advantages of VoIP
How much bandwidth will I need?
VoIP uses approximately 30 kb/s for crystal clear voice communication. A typical dialup connection connects at 56 kb/s and ISDN at 6 kb/s. The slowest ADSL connection is currently 192 kb/s and the fastest is 1024 kb/s. Most wireless broadband offerings from Sentech and iBurst range from 256 to 512 kb/s.