VoIP provider


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

VoIP provider

An organization that provides telephone service over the Internet. There are numerous VoIP providers from independent organizations, such as Vonage and Packet8, to the cable companies such as Comcast and Time Warner. A VoIP provider charges for its services and allows customers to use regular telephones throughout the house or office, although Internet-only phones (IP phones) can also be used. In contrast, services such as Skype and Fring are free but use software along with the user's computer or smartphone to make calls. See VoIP, VoIP phone and triple play.
References in periodicals archive ?
Unfortunately, LECs are at a significant disadvantage compared to interconnected VoIP providers. With the ability to buy call paths and DIDs at aggressive rates, the question is no longer if you should deploy your own infrastructure.
VoIP providers typically charge school districts a monthly rate based on the number of users and features, such as voicemail and call forwarding.
Currently, VoIP providers still work with traditional telecom companies to provide the so-called last mile of service to the end-user.
Although VoIP has not yet become a household word, you may have heard of some VoIP providers, including Skype (a free service), Vonage, and Packet8.
Supplementary services and their interoperability are the assets of a VoIP provider. Every VoIP provider uses supplementary services to attract customers.
If the VoIP provider should go out of business, the user could lose his or her phone number and telephone service all together.
Another feature that makes Skype attractive to users in Mexico like Ron Mader is that unlike most VoIP providers, the service is entirely browser-based.
This technological twist on the old-fashioned telephone call has allowed VoIP providers to avoid a plethora of regulations and taxes at both the Federal and state levels.
As such, VoIP providers and their supporters in Congress will likely continue their efforts to enact legislation to preempt or limit state and local taxing authority over VoIP services.
"Broadvox is moving very aggressively to deliver more value and innovation for its customers than any other VoIP provider in its served markets," stated Dr.