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How To Make Phone Calls on the Internet

Watch more How to Use Internet Search & Web Browsers videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make phone calls on the internet with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Some VoIP may have limited 911 service. Ask the provider you're considering whether they connect to local emergency services. Step 1: Check your service Verify that you have the necessary high-speed internet connection. A T1 line or cable internet or DSL hookup should all be sufficient. Step 2: Compare Compare the various VoIP providers by searching online. Tip Some VoIP providers let you call anywhere at a flat rate or for a fixed number of minutes, while others charge long-distance fees. Shop around for a plan that works for you. Step 3: Sign up Sign up for the VoIP service you settle on. Tip Make sure you choose a full internet phone service -- not just a PC-to-PC connection. Dialing to a regular phone using the latter can be difficult and expensive. Step 4: Install the ATA Once you've signed up, install the ATA. Plug one end of your Ethernet cord to the back of your modem or router. Then, plug the other end into your ATA. Step 5: Connect phone Connect your phone to the adapter by plugging the phone cord into the phone port of your adapter. It's best to use a cordless phone so your VoIP isn't tied to a single location. Tip If you want to connect multiple phones to a single adapter, look into getting a multi-handset cordless phone. Step 6: Check for dial tone Check to see if there's a dial tone on your phone. If there is, you're ready to call! Did You Know? VoIP software first appeared on the market in 1996.
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