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- Plug in phone to wall with ethernet cable
- Someone calls a phone number
- 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"
- 8x8 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.
asked Apr 9, 2014 at 17:18
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.
answered Apr 9, 2014 at 17:27
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