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A VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP
Are you considering voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) for your organization? We’ll take a comprehensive look at how VoIP works, and what you should know

voip minutes  VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP This article is geared toward the business person who is considering adopting voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). I will briefly describe the history and function of VoIP, and the considerations you should take into account before choosing a vendor. VoIP is a very simple concept. Instead of using a traditional telephone company's internal network for voice services, VoIP connections use the Internet. By using this electronic highway, you can take

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