Maybe you’ve heard of Skype or Vonage and wonder how they are different from a regular phone? Its the Voice Over IP protocol that makes that possible. While you don’t have to understand how that works, its good to understand that VOIP is what makes talking over the interet possible. Vonage and Skype are companies that allow people to call eachother over the internet for far less than it costs to dial long distance or internationally. It usually costs the same as local service but it covers the entire world. Now that internet phone service has gotten more popular they have even developed a way to still use your regular phone. Which is nice. If you are looking for more detailed information about how VOIP phone service works or how to get this service check out this site.