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Voice over IP (VoIP) requires a Voice Service Plan in addition to an ISP

  • available from
    • specialist VSP providers
    • larger ISP typically also offer VSP
  • additional cost
    • but may be economically viable under some bundled plans

Note that VoIP equipment relies on electicity that is supplied by the customer for operation

  • some form of battery UPS would be needed if operation during power outages is required


Primary equipment required is an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA)

  • small device similar in appearance to a router
    • connects conventional telephone handset to LAN
    • may be included in up-market routers

--Rpeters 12:56, 1 September 2013 (EST)