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Call Hyderabad Using VoIP
Making international long distance calls using VoIP can work in several ways depending on which VoIP provider and which VoIP service plan you choose. We'll call these VoIP connection methods 'dialing', but in practice, not all VoIP 'dialing' methods look like normal dialing you are used to with a mobile or landline phone.
Some providers offer VoIP plans that work like calling cards. Other VoIP services work similar to regular telephone service - at least once you get them set up.
Others work via your computer where you either talk on your computer via a headset or use your computer to 'activate' a call between landline or mobile phones. And, to further complicate things, many VoIP providers support more than one 'dialing' method.
In other words, how you will use VoIP to make an internet call to Hyderabad depends on the specific VoIP provider and type of VoIP service you choose. On this page, we try to recap the main approaches for making an internet call using VoIP, but you will need to check directly with your VoIP provider for specifics.
4 Ways to Make a VoIP Internet Call to Hyderabad
In general, there are four ways to make international VoIP internet calls to Hyderabad.
Below is a review of how these VoIP calling approaches work. Check with your VoIP service provider for specifics on how their internet calling system works and what, if any, equipment you will require.
To learn more about VoIP, visit our VoIP calling guide or consult with your service provider.
This VoIP approach works just like a calling card - except that you typically buy this type of VoIP service as an on-going plan for a flat fee per month.
To use this type of VoIP service, you dial a local access number or toll-free access number that connects you into your VoIP provider's network. Then you dial your account number and PIN and your destination phone number in Hyderabad, and your call will be connected.
You can use this kind of VoIP service to call Hyderabad from any landline or mobile phone, including payphones.
This VoIP approach is sometimes called 'web-activated VoIP' or 'web-activated telephony'.
To use it, you go to your VoIP provider's website and enter your phone number and the Hyderabad phone number you are calling (the 'originating' and 'destination' numbers, respectively). These can be either landline or mobile phones. Then you click 'dial' (or similar) and the VoIP provider takes over by dialing both numbers independently from within their system causing both phones to ring at roughly the same time. Once you and your Hyderabad party both answer your phones, the connection is made and you begin talking as normal.
With this type of VoIP service, you need to install a device that connects your regular telephone to your internet connection.
The device, called a 'VoIP phone adapter', 'internet phone adapter' or something similar, splits your broadband connection between your computer and your new VoIP service.
Once installed, the device VoIP-enables your regular landline phone. In other words, you use your regular phone as a VoIP phone.
To use this type of service to make an internet call to a Hyderabad landline or mobile phone, you would dial the destination Hyderabad telephone number as you would from a regular phone. The call will be automatically routed over a VoIP network to Hyderabad via your internet connection.
Once in place, you don't need to dial access codes or PINs, but you do usually need to designate which calls you want to go via VoIP vs. your regular landline phone provider. Unless you experience call quality issues*, your Hyderabad party won't know that you are using VoIP.
This is the most common type of VoIP service. In this VoIP approach, you make calls from your computer using a headset and a VoIP software program.
You download and install the VoIP software program from your VoIP provider's website. Then, you create an address book with the telephone numbers of the people you want to call in Hyderabad and elsewhere.
You can buy a headset fairly cheaply from any number of electronics vendors. The headset will connect to your computer via a USB or other port (see picture top of page). You can also buy a specialized VoIP phone, including wireless internet phones, that enable you to connect to your VoIP service.
Once the software and VoIP headset / phone is set up, you make calls by opening the VoIP dialing program and clicking on the person you want to reach. Your VoIP provider routes the call to Hyderabad and your party can answers - either from their computer using the same VoIP service or on their regular landline or mobile phone if you have bought a paid service plan that allows outbound calling to regular phones.
These types of VoIP services are often free for most in-network calls (i.e., calls to other people on the same VoIP service), but they charge you for dialing to or receiving calls from regular landline or mobile phones that are 'outside' the VoIP network.
As well, these types of services are usually not cross-compatible. In other words, you can't speak to a person using VoIP Service Y if you are using VoIP Service X. If you are able to make a connection, it generally will not be for free.
If you have problems, please check directly with your VoIP provider for support. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to assist you.
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