PC to phone calls, the second IP Telephony system developed after PC to PC enables user to make a call from computer to fixed/landline and mobile phones. Other terms used for this method:
You know many thought that PC based systems would be forgotten; in fact developers enhanced the service with great features and benefits. Nowadays giant companies like Google and Microsoft are becoming the main players in VoIP space by providing free and low cost Internet phone calls.
Thanks to developers and the competition for enabling us benefit from PC to phone calls.
Let's see what you basically need...
1. Laptop or a desktop computer and headset equipped with a microphone
2. Internet access such as dial-up, high speed Internet (DSL and Cable)
4. a software application called VoIP soft-phone. You find and download this from VoIP developers and providers' sites such as Counterpath, NCH, MSN, Yahoo and Skype.
PC2PC, PC2Phone and Web2Phone calls have a slight difference. With PC2PC you make a call to another computer; however, with PC/Web to Phone you actually call to a regular fixed or mobile phone. The below diagrams illustrate that...
See! The above diagram, the call travels through Internet and ends at another computer whereas on the below diagrams it ends at landline/fixed telephone and mobile phone not a computer.
Similar to click to talk, web2phone is an embedded soft-phone that runs on a provider's website. This type of VoIP system is gaining popularity because it runs on your browser and requires no installation/download. You probably have used or came across Evaphone, iCall and Google Voice who provide web-to-phone service.
✔ Don't forget to take advantage of instant messaging and video chat
✔ You can also use a USB phone to avoid depending on a headset/microphone
✔ Want to avoid downloading a software on your computer? Use browser based soft-phone (a shown on the above diagram)
As you know the number of companies that offer similar systems have increased tremendously. Visit PC to Phone call providers page to check out, comment and recommend more companies.
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PC to Phone Calls with Free SoftPhone - Callcentric