Saturday, December 22, 2007

TracfoneTips - Voip 911 Calls

Voip 911 calls can be an Issue

Voip uses your high speed internet access to make phone calls. Talking through your computer. Your computer, laptop may be hooked up to the internet almost anywhere. The Voip phone system may not be able to hook you up with your local 911. Skype is not set up to hook you up to your local 911 exchange. There have been reports of people not being able to get ahold of 911 with a regular phone hooked up to their computer. This could be dangerous.??

The Voip 911 Calls Solution

If you are using a normal landline type of phone for Voip in your home put the 911 information on your handset.
Write the phone number of the local police department and the address of the phone. Tape this to the back of the handset. In an emergency if a visitor has to call for an ambulance that information on the handset will be really handy.
Dialing 911 will not work on a lot of the Voip phone systems.
Here is a picture of the Voip 911 Calls Solution.

TracfoneTips - Voip 911 Calls

Thursday, December 20, 2007

TracfoneTips - Skype Unlimited

Skype Unlimited allows calling to phone numbers in the United States. You can also receive a regular phone number that can be called by anyone with a phone in the US.

The coolest part about Skype is the ability to call skype to skype without using any minutes for free.

TracfoneTips - Skype Free

Skype has a lot of different levels of Voip Programs. Voip uses high speed internet access to make phone calls. Talking through your computer.


This is the basic free service. Download the Skype software and install it and you can talk through your computer with almost anyone in the world who has high speed access and Skype.

You can talk to anyone else who has Skype for free.

This works really well. Many people are able to keep in touch with their children, grandkids, girlfriends, whatever with high speed access and headphones.
To make mine work I bought the headphones shown below, downloaded Skype--less than a minute, installed the software, picked a name and password and was ready. Then I bought the $30 unlimited outgoing calls plan and I started calling. If you are calling other people who have Skype already you do not need to pay or put money on your account.

Sophisticated Equipment
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This basic headphone cost $18.95 at a discount store. They are available at Target, Radio Shack, Wall-mart almost anywhere that sells electronics.
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You can buy a box to plug into a USB port in your computer that will allow you to plug your normal land line phone phone into it. This can make your VoIP phone experience nearly the same as your regular land line.
Call ordinary phones anywhere in the world from your computer for the price of a local call with SkypeOut from
Check out Voip 911 Calls

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