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The advantages and disadvantages of VoIP in your network

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What’s VoIP?

VoIP stands to Voice over Internet Protocol. It can also be called IP Telephony or Internet Telephony. It’s an alternative to traditional phone calling that is very affordable or even free. Internet Protocol (IP), originally was designed for data network. IP’s success in becoming a standard for data networking has led it to be adapted to voice network.
VoIP offers many benefits

VoIP Ireland offers many benefits to both the small business and residential user. You might consider a VoIP phone system if your internet speed is good.

Low cost

This technology allows for greater financial savings. Thanks to web and videoconferencing, it reduces travel and training expenses. If you have a broadband Internet connection, (DSL) or cable, you can make free phone calls to any PC anywhere in the globe. You will need to pay a fee if you want to connect your PC to your phone. This is typically cheaper than regular phone service.

Low taxes

VoIP phone services aren’t heavily taxed by governments because they are carried over the Internet. Your family may be able to save substantial money by selecting a VoIP provider.


VOIP offers a wide range of communication features that are not available with regular phone services, such as call forwarding and voicemail. You get VOIP telephone service for free, including call forwarding and call waiting. Voicemail, caller ID, caller ID, and three-way calling. You can also send files and images while you are on the phone.

VoIP phones can connect with other services that are available over the Internet. This includes video chat, message, or data file sharing in parallel to the conversation. Address books can also be managed and information passed about the presence of others (e.g. All interested parties can access friends and colleagues online.


VoIP offers advanced bandwidth capabilities, improved video-conferencing, and a very affordable price.


VoIP is not dependent on your location or distance. VoIP does not depend on distance or location. You can call your supplier from Indonesia, 1,000 miles away, or your business partner at the other end of the town. This doesn’t affect connectivity or cost.

No extra cables, no extra cost

A VoIP number is not like a regular phone number and can be taken with you wherever you go. Virtual numbers are commonly called VoIP numbers. You can take your virtual number with you wherever you go.

Even if you move your office to another location, your phone number is still available. Even better, your entire business can be taken with you anywhere you go.


A converter will be sent to you when you have chosen a VoIP service provider. Your phone number will be programmed into this converter. Your phone number is programmed into the converter. This allows you to take your phone converter wherever you travel, provided you have an Internet connection. You have the ability to choose any area code for your telephone number because your telephone number is stored in your converter, and not in your home/office. You can have more than one phone number in different areas by paying a small extra fee (called a virtual telephone number).
VoIP has its disadvantages

No service during a power cut

It is impossible for the current to be maintained through the phone line with the IP phones in a blackout. If the power goes out, no VOIP phone service will be available. You will not be able to use VoIP if there is no power supply.

Notifications in an emergency

Traditional telephone equipment can track your location in emergency calls. But, voice-over IP calls are basically a transfer between two IP addresses. There is no way to know where your VOIP calls originated from.


Because VOIP is dependent on an Internet connection, quality and reliability of your broadband Internet services and sometimes your PC’s limitations will impact your VOIP service. Poor Internet connections can cause distorted or garbled voices. Voice quality can be affected if you’re using your computer while making a computer voice over IP call.

This effect is even more evident in congested networks, or where long distances are involved and/or internetworking between the end points.

VoIP Voice Quality

VoIP does have some room to improve its Voice Quality. However, not all cases are affected. VoIP QoS (Quality Of Service) is dependent on many factors. These include your broadband connection and hardware, the service you receive from your provider, the destination of your calls, etc. VoIP has become more popular. However, users still complain of hearing Martian, waiting a long time before they hear an answer, and other issues.


There are many security concerns with VoIP, including identity and service theft, viruses, malware and denial of service, spamming and call tampering.