VoIP Call Termination Solutions
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls are, by definition, routed very differently from any traditional landline phone calls.
In general, Voice Over IP calls are voice calls that are translated into digital packets and then sent over the Internet to the recipient.
It must be noted that these calls do not necessarily go from one Voice Over provider to another.
In fact, these Internet phone calls are typically divided into two pieces: The point of origination and the point of termination.
VoIP Call origination is typically defined as a call that starts from a standard telephone landline and ends with a VoIP provider.
VoIP Call termination is typically defined as a call that starts from a VoIP provider and ends, or terminates at a standard telephone line.
In other instances, VoIP termination is simply referred to as the last point of reception for a phone call, or the receiving party. In any case, you can be assured that there will be charges associated with each portion of the call.
Any consumer, whether using Voice Over IP for personal use or business use, must be aware of the routing of calls, and the associated charges as the call travels from one provider to another across a network.
Enter the Internet phone industry.
These providers built their businesses specifically in response to this need for quality routing of calls from digital networks to analog, and vice versa.
These providers are vying for your business, attempting to offer the most points of presences (POP) in the most geographical areas.
As these providers compete for your business, they offer a variety of VoIP call termination solutions. In some models, the consumer receives incoming calls for free, but pays by the minute for outbound calls.
In other models, charges are incurred by the minute for both incoming and outgoing calls. Various providers offer various services, so do your research.
Note that many providers of Voice Over IP Termination are simply renting or leasing portions of existing networks.
Because they do not directly own the infrastructure, it is imperative for these providers to be confident in the networks they are tapping into.
You the consumer must do your research, to be sure you are selecting the provider with the absolute highest quality network available.
As in any VoIP phone service, you must be certain that you are truly able to receive the best voice quality possible.
Because there are many providers competing for your business, you may find that termination rates are very competitive. Be sure to shop around to find the best rates possible, making sure not to compromise on a quality network.
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