Are you tired of paying the big bucks for traditional phone service? You have probably heard some of the hype about cheap internet-based phone service. But, it may all seem a bit confusing. Never fear, I will explain all about VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calling, from the basics to the advanced features. Though I will caution you about using VoIP calling in an exclusive fashion if you have cable internet access, which most people do have now days, and your power goes out a lot—for whatever reason. For example, you may be like me and be connected to the infamous underground wiring, which goes off at the drop of a hat. If you have cable internet, rely solely on a VoIP calling service, and experience frequent power outages, then you need to know you will be without any phone service when the power goes out. The main VoIP service this article talks about, VoIPclub, only works with a cable (Broadband) internet connection and while it offers both landline and mobile service, do be aware of what will happen if you lose power. If you have heard anything about internet phone service, then you have probably heard of Vonage. But, this is just one VoIP provider and I will talk more about that later, after having discussed the two types of VoIP service—one for the home and the other for the business. Among the many VoIP providers out there VoIPclub stands out from the rest, because this company focuses on better meeting client’s needs and making VoIP service easy to understand.
The only incentive some people may need to switch to VoIP service is that it is cheap. And while VoIP plans do offer inexpensive rates and some companies focus solely on this, VoIPclub focuses more on client’s needs (just one of which is a cheap rate) and making the many other draws of VoIP service easy to understand. Even though Voice over Internet Protocol calling may refer to one of many transmissions—not all of them vocal—over Internet Protocol—IP is an entire system and does not just include the world-wide-web—the term VoIP has become synonymous with any telephone service that uses the internet, rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN), to make calls. Although different VoIP providers employ different techniques, systems normally use audio codecs to encode speech allowing transmission over an IP network.The codecs are then broken down by session control protocols, transmitted over the internet and built back up by the session control protocols. This process then reverses and repeats itself again and again for the duration of the call. This basic process is also called internet telephony and usually offers things like free in-network calling (free calls to others who use the same service), voicemail, caller id, call waiting, and so forth in addition to local and long-distance phone service. VoIPclub also offers Direct Inward Dialing—this feature provides you with your own local number in many different countries, so that people all around the world may call you cheaply by dialing a local number—this service may be referred to as DID, VoIP for your mobile phone, and cost-effective SMS service (SMS means Short Messaging Service and refers to text messages).
VoIP service generally includes two types of plans (please note that plan in no way refers to VoIP mobile service)—one plan offers service at home and the other offers service for businesses. Do pay attention to what you are reading, because some service providers may only offer one plan or the other. Nextiva, for example, is a “A Leading Business VoIP Provider” and only offers one of the plans, but the banner advertisement just says it is an “award winning VoIP provider.” VoIPclub offers both of these plans as well as mobile VoIP service, something not all VoIP providers offer. Most people have probably heard of Vonage, the most popular VoIP provider, that choses to emphasize the free long-distance their plans offer. There are many other VoIP service providers, including VOIPo, Axvoice, Phone Power, and many more. These companies all provide VoIP service, but not all of them are as easy to understand as VoIPclub and certainly no other VoIP service is as focused on the client.
I hope that this article has properly explained VoIPclub. The only thing I have not talked about are its beginnings, therefore, let me do so now. VoIPclub was founded at the beginning of 2012 and was the second project of DataClub S.A., a small company whose main business is online web hosting. DataClub S.A. founder and CEO Martin Teppor sets his sights high and says “Our target market [at VoIPclub] is the entire world and audience encompassing any age, group, industry or sector.”