A new software product which, as the name implies, allows an internet connection to be used for normal telephone conversations. The primary advantage of such software is that it effectively eliminates long-distance charges.
Also known as voice over IP (VOIP) or Internet voice. Using a computer, speakers, and a microphone to have a voice conference over the Internet. Internet phone is half-duplexâ€”that is, only one attendee can speak at a time. See also Voice over IP.
Also sometimes called a â€œbroadband phone,â€ this is a digital telephone designed to deliver Internet-based voice communications to an end user. See the definition of â€œVOIPâ€ for more detail. Versatureâ€(tm)s hosted VOIP services include Internet telephones.
Device used to transmit voice over the Internet, bypassing the traditional PSTN and saving money in the process. An Internet phone can be a small phone (such as the NetVision Phone) or a multimedia PC with a microphone, speaker, and modem.