A VoIP softphone is an application VoIP software that you download on your computer or laptop to a telephone via the Internet. This type of method was the first system developed and most used in the early years of IP Telephony.
Typically a VoIP soft-phone has a dial-pad where you browse its features such as phone book, chat, and voice-mail. You can also adjust volume, access call history and do more things. It looks like this...
To make a VoIP phone call using the above software you need the following:
1. A laptop or a desktop computer combines with a headset and a microphone
2. Internet access such as ISDN, DSL, Cable and so on
✔ Want to avoid downloading a software on your computer? Use browser based soft-phone (a shown on the above diagram)
✔ Beside a softphone application for PC and laptop, nowadays mobile dialers on PDA and smart phones are becoming popular
The following providers are the early pioneers; in other words, the first ones to offer PC-to-PC and PC to Phone call services:
Keep taking advantage of free VoIP PC and mobile based application. After-all it is very handy and portable that can be used from anywhere we go.
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