VoIP or Voice-over-Internet Protocol phone adapter
utilises a broadband Internet connection rather than a regular telephone connection to make and receive telephone calls. A VoIP phone adapter connects to a regular analogue telephone. A
then connects the adapter to an Internet router. The router, through an IP network, connects to a VoIP provider. VoIP phone adapters provide more telephone service choices and lower costs for buyers while utilising regular analogue telephones and fax machines.
offers VoIP phone adapters and other equipment. Some of the top brands include Grandstream, Cisco, Linksys, Audiocodes, and Obihai. Buyers compare VoIP phone adapters according to their specifications, security features, equipment, and provider costs and compatibility.
Important Considerations Before Purchase
Some important considerations before purchasing a
VoIP phone adapter
include the quality of the hardware and software, inclusion of future updates and upgrades, and the number and types of telephone ports. Affordability considerations include the adapter's cost and the cost of service with compatible providers. Product support also ensures buyer security if the adapter becomes inoperable.
Decoding the Common VoIP Acronyms
and adapters utilise acronyms that represent codes or technical terms for VoIP products and services. IVR or Interactive Voice Response offers users the option of using voice commands or a touch phone keypad to transmit commands. SIP or Session Initiated Protocol connects to a PSTN or public switched telephone network, allowing users the flexibility of connecting various media components such as video, voice, and data into a single connection. The FXS and FXO ports provide telephone interfaces to effectively transmit the connections. The FXS or Foreign Exchange Subscriber interface provides provider service for the subscriber through physical equipment connections. The FXO or Foreign Exchange Office interface receives the equipment signals from the subscriber and transmits and decodes them for the provider.
The Voice Transmission Codec
The voice transmission codec allows the user's voice to effectively transmit across the network for premium quality and clarity. Many
utilise several supporting voice transmission codecs to compress the sound into transmissible digital packets compatible with the broadband Internet connection. At the final destination, the reassembling of the digital packets occurs.
How to Buy the Top 5 VoIP Phone Adapters on eBay
Buyers can search for
VoIP phone adapter
s from any
Web page. Buyers enter keywords, such as VoIP phone adapter, into the search bar and then read descriptions of listings to compare specifications, security and telephone features, service providers, and equipment costs and compatibility. eBay offers quality, affordable VoIP phone adapters for residential, small business, and mobile needs. VoIP phone adapters utilise existing analogue telephone equipment and fax machines. eBay also offers special
on electronics, and VoIP adapters are sometimes included. VoIP phone adapters provide buyers with the latest affordable communications technology to utilise voice and Internet services.