HOW MOBILE VOIP WORKS:
When making VoIP calls, the user basically sends their voice signals over the Internet using WiFi or mobile data.
To make VoIP calls from a mobile phone, users will need to download a mobile dialer or virtual phone. This can be done by establishing a contract with a VoIP provider or by purchasing a mobile VoIP application; These can be free or purchased for a small initial fee. Some applications offer free calls to all users on the same network and charge for calls outside the network, some applications will allow their users to make free VoIP calls to any number, and some applications charge a small amount for each call made. There are many mobile VoIP applications on the market, including those for Android, iOS, Windows PC, Windows Phone, Mac, and Blackberry.
Plans and apps charge different rates, but call quality can differ as well, so it’s important to check both pricing and quality.
Many people have a VoIP plan for their home and some providers allow their customers to have an extension of their home plan to their mobile phones. This means that if a user has unlimited free calls from their home VoIP plan, it will also be free to call from mobile phones.
Mobile VoIP can be used by businesses, personal use, business travelers, and tourists. Everyone can benefit from VoIP!
WHEN DID MOBILE VOIP BECOME POPULAR?
Mobile VoIP has been around for years, but it was difficult to get reliable Internet connections to keep calls. In recent years, both mobile data and WiFi networks have improved dramatically and become much faster, this has made mobile VoIP more popular.
ADVANTAGES OF MOBILE VOIP:
• The main advantage of mobile VoIP is obviously the price. Regular mobile phone plan providers can charge a lot of money for calling abroad – VoIP calls to the same destination are a fraction of the price. With a VoIP plan or app, you can make free or inexpensive calls around the world.
Mobile phone users can choose to get a data-only plan from their regular mobile phone plan provider and use only VoIP to call with that data. If you use WiFi instead of mobile data, the costs of using VoIP are even lower.
Also, businesses will save money by using VoIP, when employees are in different locations, using VoIP to call from their mobile phones will be much cheaper than regular phone plans.
• For people who travel, mobile VoIP has an additional advantage; Regular phone plan providers charge a lot of money to make calls abroad; With mobile VoIP, it doesn’t matter where the caller is calling from, it will be the same price and there will be no roaming charges either.
• When calling with VoIP, signals are generally sent to the recipient faster than with a normal phone call. This is because IP technology will send the data using the fastest route available.
• Many mobile VoIP providers have additional features that are part of the plan that do not come with regular mobile phone plans. These can include video calls, group calls, location sharing, and others, and all of these features are regularly updated.
FUTURE OF MOBILE VOIP:
The quality of VoIP is improving all the time. As the VoIP market grows, regular phone plan providers will also have to upgrade their services or they will be left behind. They will have to add novel features and functionality that will make people value their service more than the lower cost of VoIP.
More and more people are buying smartphones as they have realized the benefits of VoIP calls over using regular phone plans.
Mobile data usage has also increased as people use data to call. Many regular mobile phone companies have stopped offering unlimited data plans because they don’t want their customers to use so much data to call.
Many phones these days have dual mode functionality. This means that the phone will automatically switch from WiFi to mobile data and vice versa depending on which one has the best internet signal. This has made VoIP calls much better, as when someone is on the move during a call, they will not be interrupted by a lack of internet signal.
The number of VoIP providers and mobile VoIP applications available for mobile VoIP is constantly growing and many of those companies are doing very well. This shows that people are interested in using VoIP and VoIP is here to stay.