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VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, a technology people use primarily to place regular telephone calls over the Internet. However, since VoIP technology mirrors a digital telephone line, it can deliver anything a regular telephone can deliver. Examples include data files, faxes, pictures, multimedia files, and of course voice communications.VoIP hardware can range from standard analog telephones adapted for VoIP use, workstation and laptop setups that can stand alone or in concert with USB-connected VoIP phones, or dedicated VoIP phones that operate independently of a computer system. An organization may connect VoIP hardware wired or wirelessly to its IT environment.A VoIP system also requires a service provider. While some services, such as Skype, are free, they provide limited service offerings, fewer connections (more busy signals), and lower audio quality and reliability. Paid service providers typically provide enhanced services such as voicemail, voice and text to email conversions, call forwarding, extensions (for organizational clients), toll free numbers, local phone numbers, teleconferencing services and call analytics.