What are “Internet Phone,” “Broadband Phone,” and “VoIP?”

February 17, 2022

These terms all describe a phone technology that uses your internet connection for making and receiving phone calls, just as you would if you had a traditional “landline” phone connection.

 

“VoIP” stands for “Voice over Internet Protocol.” VoIP is the widely-used technology that uses your internet connection to make phone calls; the voice data between you and your callers is transmitted over the same line as your internet data. With VoIP, you don’t need the usual landline (the wall connection) to make and receive phone calls.

 

ClearCaptions delivers call captioning service to your home via internet phone, VoIP technology, and we will provide you with a dedicated in-home phone number if you currently don’t have one. All you need is an active internet service in your home.

If you have questions about ClearCaptions service, for home and mobile call use, contact us online or call 1-866-246-7850.

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FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund.