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VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is quickly becoming an economical way of communication in today's world. VoIP or IP phones are becoming cheaper or even free and can be conducted wherever you have a strong and reliable broadband connection.
The IP phones have many benefits, and the main benefit to the VoIP phone is the cost. Mobile phones and landline phones calls cost money, while an IP phone call happens over the internet and costs only your broadband connection, and possibly a small amount to VoIP providers. However, these small costs are very minimal compared to a typical phone or mobile phone bill.
International calls are also very very cheap compared to landline calls. Since the internet connects one country to another, it becomes very cheap for you to call someone else in another country. This is a major benefit of a VoIP phone.
VoIp or IP Phones also habe many features, such as conferencing facilities, call wait, call forward, call transfer, called ID, call mute etc. VoIP technology also allows you to make calls just using your computer microphone and speakers (or headphones).
VoIP phones are here to stay! The technology is continually advancing and changing and more and more calls are conducted over and through the internet. So if you are looking to the future, with your home and/or business, then look to VoIP phones.
According to Wikipedia a VoIP (IP) Phone is:
"An IP phone uses Voice over IP technologies allowing telephone calls to be made over an IP network such as the internet instead of the ordinary PSTN system. Calls can traverse the Internet, or a private IP Network such as that of a company."