You can use VoIP when traveling since it’s a service you can carry with you. Because most hotels now have high-speed Internet access, you may use your VoIP phone to connect to the Internet and make and receive calls at your regular telephone number as if you hadn’t left home at all by bringing your phone with you. Be aware that if the hotel only offers wi-fi Internet, as many do as your single option, this poses a problem, and you’ll want additional ‘gear’ to translate the wi-fi signal into an RJ45 port into which you can put your VoIP DTA box.
At least one person I know never leaves the house without his VoIP phone, and it’s always one of the first things he packs. Upon arrival at his hotel in Chicago, New York, or even Hong Kong, he just plugs in his VoIP phone and is back to work immediately. Even though it may seem strange to have an Orlando phone number dialed from a Hong Kong hotel room, that’s how VoIP works, and it’s rather convenient.
Another option is to explain that you’ve got family members in Europe or the United Kingdom, but it’s extremely expensive to call them often. Getting a VoIP phone for yourself and having them obtain a VoIP phone from the same provider can solve this problem. Even if they live in London or Munich, they’ll be able to call Detroit or Houston from their mobile phones. Or, you may use their given telephone number (which might look like Detroit or Denver) to call them and talk as long as you like. They only need a high-speed Internet connection and an electrical adaptor to deal with the varying voltages in different countries.
Generally, VoIP is a suitable communications tool for both residential and business applications. If you’re considering VoIP service for your calling needs, it’s a good idea to compare the features and capabilities of many service providers before signing up. In the long run, comparison shopping will save you time and headaches and ensure that you get the best VoIP service for your needs.