VOIP is where you make phone calls over your Internet connection. VOIP can be good as it is a lot cheaper especially for STD and International calls. The problem is it can be hard to get VOIP working properly. If you are on the phone and the person at the other end is ‘chopping’ in and out, it may be that you or they have a bad VOIP connection. An added problem is that with a mobile phone it drops the call if the quality gets too bad but with a VOIP connection it tries to keep going – so the person at the other end may be talking away, blissfully unaware that you cannot hear them.
Even though I am fairly good with audio and computers I have gone back to having a regular phone line simply because even at best quality VOIP calls on a broadband connection don’t match the quality of a land-line phone or even a mobile phone, at least in Australia.
If you do have a VOIP connection, here are some tips.