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Definition

An acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, a telephone technology that uses the internet for communication, rather than traditional copper telephone wire.

Things you need to know

Skype can be used on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops, however using a headset can improve the quality of the call.

Also known as

Internet Phone

Cost Considerations

VOIP systems usually do not charge extra for long-distance or international calls. If they do, rates are usually much cheaper than they would be using a traditional analog phone system.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.