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The Beginners Guide to VoIP

A simple guide.

PART 3.7:

Can I use VoIP as a regular phone?

VoIP is a new way of communicating that's changing how we use the phone. Here is a clear and easy guide on using VoIP, why it's better than your existing system and exactly what you can and can't do.

VoIP phone

Using a VoIP phone

You may be asking: can I use a VoIP phone as a regular phone? You're not alone in asking this question. If you have a VoIP phone set up and want to make regular calls, there are plenty of adapters you can use to plug into the existing phone network.

If you're asking the question more in terms of can VoIP phones be used as regular phones, then the answer is also yes. Anything a regular phone can do, a VoIP phone can do too. It has a handset, rings, makes and receives calls, and is dialled in the same way. The only difference is how the information travels.