VoIP (Voice over IP) Softphones allow users to communicate via their laptop or desktop computer. This configuration literally allows a computer to act as a telephone enabling video calls, voice calls and text messaging.
VoIP softphones can be free or paid, or provided by any company that offers proprietary, softphones configured from their network.
Different VoIP programs will deliver a variety of features and layouts. Some are able to display your contacts for easier dialing, and others present keypad-like buttons. This application utilizes your computer’s camera and microphone, or can also be used with a headset and speakers.
Generally, VoIP softphones are easy to use, and are a way to decrease mobile phone bills. They also require less energy than alternative phones and software systems, making them a much “greener” option when it comes to both cost savings and the environment.