A VoIP softphone is a VoIP software application that you download on your computer or laptop to make telephone callsvia 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 combined with a headset and a microphone
2. Internet access such as Wifi, DSL, Cable and so on
✔ Want to avoid downloading a software on your computer? Use browser based soft-phone (as shown on the above diagram)
✔ Beside a softphone application for PC and laptop, nowadays you can use mobile dialers (apps) on PDA and smart phones they are becoming popular
The following providers are the early pioneers; in other words, the first ones to offer free C-to-PC and PC to Phone calls:
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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