What is the vendor-neutral term for internet telephone service? [closed]

  1. Plug in phone to wall with ethernet cable
  2. Someone calls a phone number
  3. Your phone rings

What is the correct, vendor-neutral term for this service?


Unfortunately different vendors call this same service many different things. I would like to know what the vendor-neutral term for this type of service is. I have researched the following examples:

  • Comcast calls this service “Phone”
  • 8×8 calls it “Hosted PBX” and “Virtual Phone”
  • AT&T calls it “VoIP Services”.
  • Ooma calls it “Free Home Phone Service”
  • Jive calls it “Hosted VoIP”

I am confused by whether PBX and VoIP are the same thing since two companies selling the same thing are using different words for it.

Answer

VOIP. Voice over IP. It requires quite a few more things to be configured than plugging a phone into ethernet, but that puts you in the neighborhood.

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Source : Link , Question Author : William Entriken , Answer Author : mfinni

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