Voice Over Internet Protocol: working and features




Talking to someone over distance had always been a need of mankind up until the first telephonic call made in 1876 by courtesy of the infamous Graham Bell. Soon, telephones were everywhere reducing workload in between countries but wired communication was troublesome and heavy. Soon, wireless became a reality and the telephone size was reduced to the size of a mobile that could be carried anywhere, thus fitting mankind’s pocket. In mobile phones, telecommunication networks had much load and people had to pay for using the service only up until VoIP MMS came into being in 1995 to reduce cost, load, and time compared to telecommunication systems.



Business voip service, in simple terms, is an Internet technology that allows one to make phone calls, whether voice or video, and share messages irrespective of the format-text, video, image, or audio, over the internet, just by using an internet connection instead of using telecommunication networks. Provided, both of the network entities, sender and receiver should be running the same VoIP app and possess an internet connection. 


VoIP reduces the cost of communication and load of the telephonic network. A common example may include video calling applications, Online Texting applications, etc. Nowadays, there are a lot of social networking applications that have also started to feature voice and video calls.


How does it work?

Any device possessing a VoIP application is known as a VoIP device and hence, communication happens between two or multiple VoIP devices connected to the internet. It works only if the sender and receiver use the same VoIP Application, on their phone or computer and should be in the vicinity of an active internet connection. 


Let us say Person A, living in India sends a multimedia message, i.e. mms text over any messaging application to Person B, living in America. Both of them have an internet connection. Person B will successfully receive the message Person A has sent. Person B can reply to Person A, which too, would be successfully communicated via the internet. 


Imagine, Person A has an App that Person B doesn’t have. Hence, communication cannot be started between the two people.



  1. Fast: Latency is low. Communication happens at the speed of light as data packets travel the speed of light. Telephonic ones hinder multimedia transfer due to high load time and limitations. 


  1. Better Quality: Images and videos are usually compressed when they are sent on the internet. Over telephonic ones, some size is permitted and big ones are usually not sent. VoIP like any of the video calling apps allows multiple users to connect at the same time with help of links, thus, replacing the tiring conference calls.


  1. Cost-Effective and Time-Saving: Sending a video to someone on their phone, directly, via a telecommunication network, takes a lot of time and costs a lot. We don’t even realize how easy it is to do that on any VoIP application available on the application store on your device. Similarly, sending an image would cost more time and money.


Concluding, we can say voip sms service is cheaper than telephonic MMS service. Point to be noted, telephonic mms service is rarely used.