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What equipment you need to smoothly run your home phone service?

By Frances Fowler / March 30, 2014

home_phoneVoIP or home phone service lets you make phone calls and receive them through internet instead of the usual telephone networks. However, you need certain type of hardware to accomplish that and without which you won’t be able to use this phone system. You will need a computer and a phone set. Some companies such as Ax-voice provide high quality home phone service while others just charge you without providing you the services worth the money you invested in them. You should therefore go through the customer reviews to know whom you should trust and whom to avoid. Before making the final decision to subscribe to internet phone, you should also look for the different internet connection options and choose that connection which would aptly run your phone without any glitches. Usually when b

uying an internet connection specifically for internet phone, people often forget that the internet connection they are subscribing for will eventually be used for other purposes as well and not for the phone alone. An internet connection with just enough speed to run the internet phone won’t suffice when you will put the connection for other data type transfers as well like text files, video steaming and large documents sharing online. Internet connection should be much faster than the requirement so you can accomplish different tasks at the same time with a single connection. Here is the equipment that you would need to easily run your phone service.


ATA which stands for Analog Telephone Adapter is a must piece of equipment in order to run the internet phone. This equipment acts as a hub and connects the telephone with the VoIP digital phone. When you are using a PC to PC VoIP then all you need is software that is installed on your PC and the other PC with which you wish to communicate and an internet connection will connect both the PCs without any equipment needed. ATA is used for the dedicated VoIP services only which cannot function without it.

Handsets and headsets

Handsets are very important for fully utilizing your internet phone service. Handsets can be connected to the PC through a USB port and used anywhere in a home or office. Headset is used for making and receiving phone calls through a PC. It has a speaker with which you can listen to a person at the other end and the mic provides you the facility to speak. This particular hardware is only required when you want to use your PC to make and receive phone calls. Headset makes it easy for you to listen to different calls and you don’t even need to hold your handset for a very long time, which can be tiring.

Proper hardware equipment is very important in fully utilizing the VoIP service. Good quality equipment not only converts the voice perfectly which makes the phone usage experience more pleasant but you can enjoy better sound quality too. Even with high quality VoIP equipment, there is still need to have a reliable phone service because that would also ensure a trouble free phone service.

About the author

Frances Fowler

Voip-Buzz.com is a side project by Frances Fowler to continue his love towards blogging. While he is not blogging, he is working 10-5 as a system administrator. Loves riding bike and playing golf.