To the naked eye, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone resembles any other telephone or cell phone product. However, it's actually a phone product that allow users to place voice phone calls over a computer's Internet network instead of a standard telephone network; thus, the term "IP Phone," or Internet Protocol Phone.
Variations of mobile VoIP Phone products include:
Find VoIP telephone service provider product comparison resources
An Internet phone service provider with the right features for your business VoIP phone will sell or recommend the right IP phone product for your business.
Visit VoIP service provider websites
Specific VoIP telephone service provider websites recommend compatible Internet Protocol phone products.
Find a VoIP telephone compatible with your operating system
Some users prefer specific operating systems such as Linux and RIM Blackberry.
Get information on VoIP phones compatible with VoIP applications
VoIP applications offer specific features that may be compatible with your business needs.
Get product information on specific mobile IP phone system models
Nokia is one of the pioneers in IP mobile phone technologies. Apple's iPhone is also becoming a player.
- Keep track of news and views about phone product developments in fixed and mobile telephony convergence where phone products have access to both landline and mobile networks.
- When buying an IP phone system with a free or low-cost mobile phone service provider such as Skype, be aware of current litigation in governmental courts centered on conflicts between VoIP services and traditional telecommunication and cable companies.