With increasing demand rate of communication among people, we face an equally increasing trend in our phone expense due to long calling. Nevertheless, all our thanks to technology which is always there to help mankind in decreasing the hardships of life; Internet found the solution to high cost calls in the form of Internet Phone Service. With this service, human voice is transmitted through the internet connection that we obtain as a replacement for phone line. Some people argue that voice quality of Internet Phone Service is not good, but now with high speed internets like broadband and DSL, the quality is even better than our regular home phone.
Internet Phone Service works like a prepaid phone but the cost associated to prepaid landlines or cellular phones are much more than Internet Phone Service. You only have to subscribe for the facility and you are good to go, subscription fee varies depending on the quality of company and service provided by them (normally it is a low cost venture), this subscription involves big amount of free minutes as well. This is one of the major advantages of Internet Phone Service that even if it is charging for long distance calls or calls from computer to landline, that cost is very low when compared with regular telephone costs. Most people get Internet Phone Service for computer to computer calling and that is totally free, besides this on few occasions calls from computer to regular phone are also free. In prepaid type Internet Phone Service, you buy number of minutes by paying for minutes before usage (just like in mobile calling cards). But in Internet Phone Service those number of minutes are a lot more than what we are used to of getting. To call abroad somewhere you might find minutes a little bit expensive, but in this case too it will cost very much lower amount than regular phones. Internet Phone Service is also available in billing format in which you pay monthly expense of phone.
After selecting an Internet Phone Service who matches your needs and demands, you need to find an Internet Phone Software, there are many available easily on internet, and one very basic is our everyday messengers like MSN, Yahoo (which almost every one of us has experienced it) etc.. To get more advanced and technical versions of internet Phone Software an easy way is to search online on any search engine such as Bing or Google, once searcher puts the name on search bar he/she will be bombarded with new names. (To help the readers) the most preferable Softwares in market is Skype. You just want to see which software provides the best features, package and rates, for which people can find many reviews and testimonials, and you can even use and test it as all are free downloads.
The next step after Internet Phone Service provider and software selection is setting up the connection, which requires nothing more than a headset and computer, for using Internet Phone Service through computer. And to use it properly like telephone, you just need to connect Internet Phone wire with the regular telephone set which most of us have already in our homes. Now in wireless era many companies have launched USB or wireless Internet Phone Service devices, in which you just plug in the USB device, have your microphone configured and whole world is at your door step at no cost.