How to Select the Right VoIP Phone Service Provider That Fits Your Needs VoIP, which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, is an internet phone service which allows you to call other users of the service for free using your broadband internet connection. It also allows you to call people who are not connected to a VoIP service and still using a landline, at a considerably reduced cost. As more and more people recognize the benefits of VoIP and get connected, the cost of telephone communication within the business community will be significantly reduced. A lot of people are beginning to use VoIP as their main home phone providers and are finding that, as their friends and family sign up for a service, they can talk for as long as they want and all for free. The VoIP phone service providers are wide and varied. The providers vary considerably in the service and benefits that they offer to their customers. So, when investigating the possibility of connecting your business or your home to a VoIP service you should shop around and check out which provider will offer you the best deal that is right for your circumstances. The only equipment that you will need to get started is an adapter – the hardware to connect to your high speed modem from your chosen VoIP provider which will reroute your call through your computer. With some systems you simple require a microphone or a headset to get up and running. Some VoIP phone service providers will provide the equipment that you need for free, then they will charge you a monthly fee. You could get a converter to attach to your existing phone to enable your regular phone to be connected to the VoIP service. If you are looking for a system that is similar to your existing landline system using ordinary telephones, then the most suitable system for you would be the subscription and hardware based ones. Once you have signed up for your chosen service you will be sent an adapter and a telephone number (usually of your choosing). Then you are ready to connect up to your high speed internet connection. There are hundreds of VoIP providers so careful research is required to find the one that provides the best solution for your own particular needs. Try and find one that you like that provides a free 14 day trial. That way you can see if they provide the best service for you. If you find that this service is not meeting all your needs, then you could try a different one. Don’t forget, they all want your business so they will do their best to find the right solution for you.