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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a form of communication that allows you to make phone calls over a broadband internet connection instead of typical analog telephone lines or 3G networks. Basic VoIP access usually allows you to call others who are also receiving calls over the internet (e.g. Viber). Interconnected VoIP services, like the Aptics 4-NA!, also allow you to make and receive calls to and from traditional landline and mobile numbers.
How VoIP Works
You only need to be connected to the internet for you to be able to make VoIP calls. This can be via a Wi-Fi network at work, home or hotspot in a hotel, airport or restaurant. The interesting and most attractive aspect is that you do not have to be confined to a location or country.
Each user is allocated a VoIP number by Aptics or automatically. The number can then be configured on the phoning device and calls can be made using any of the modes below.
Modes of VoIP Implementation
ATA -- The simplest and most common way is through the use of a device called an ATA (analog telephone adaptor). The ATA allows you to connect a standard phone to your computer or your Internet connection for use with VoIP. The ATA is an analog-to-digital converter. It takes the analog signal from your traditional phone and converts it into digital data for transmission over the Internet. You simply crack the ATA out of the box, plug the cable from your phone that would normally go in the wall socket into the ATA, and you're ready to make VoIP calls.
IP Phones -- These specialized phones look just like normal phones with a handset, cradle and buttons. But instead of having the standard RJ-11 phone connectors, IP phones have an RJ-45 Ethernet connector that connects to the Internet socket. IP phones connect directly to your router and have all the hardware and software necessary right onboard to handle the IP call. Wi-Fi phones allow subscribing callers to make VoIP calls from any Wi-Fi hot spot.
Smart Phones – You can download free software on the Internet and install it on your smart phone, configure it with an Aptics number and start making phone calls. This service is mostly available where there is a Wi-Fi connection.
Computer-to-computer -- This is certainly the easiest way to use VoIP. There are several companies offering free or very low-cost software that you can use for this type of VoIP. All you need is the software, a microphone, speakers, a sound card and an Internet connection, preferably a fast one like you would get from Aptics.
IP PBX -- An IP PBX is a private branch exchange (telephone switching system within an enterprise) that switches calls between VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol or IP) users on local lines while allowing all users to share a certain number of external phone lines. Enterprise users within an organization can call each other using short codes (extensions) that can be of variable length. When calling outside the organization, they use Aptics 4-NA! to make cheaper calls. This is the most recommended solution for enterprise users.
These are the standard 4-NA! rates for making calls withing Zimbabwe. Please call our office for International calling rates.