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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 How Internet Telephone Calls Work

    1. Analog to Digital, Voice to Data

    2. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)

    3. Riding the Internet Past the Telephone Companies

    4. Redial

  2. Chapter 2 Your Internet Phone

    1. Phone-Centric Providers

    2. Computer-Centric Providers

    3. What’s Old Is New Again: Internet Telephony from Phone Companies

    4. Redial

  3. Chapter 3 Free Internet Phone Features that You’re Paying for Now

    1. Saving Money

    2. Handling, or Not, Calls

    3. Other Features

    4. Optional ($$) Features

    5. Redial

  4. Chapter 4 hoosing Your Internet Phone Equipment

    1. Phone-Centric Equipment

    2. Computer-Centric Equipment

    3. Beyond Standard Voice to Video

    4. Redial

  5. Chapter 5 Vonage and Other Broadband Phone Carriers

    1. Broadband Phone Carriers

    2. What You Get with a Broadband Phone

    3. Before You Sign Up

    4. Signing Up

    5. After You Sign Up

    6. Troubleshooting

    7. Redial

  6. Chapter 6 Skype and Other Computer-centric Services

    1. Skype and Competitors

    2. Stumbling Blocks

    3. Computer-Centric Phone Features

    4. How to Sign Up

    5. Requirements

    6. How Much?

    7. Decision Checklist for New Users

    8. Using Skype

    9. Managing Your Account

    10. Skype for the Pocket PC

    11. What Skype Forgets to Tell You

    12. Troubleshooting

    13. Redial

  7. Chapter 7 911, Alarms, and Other Outgoing Calls

    1. 911 Issues

    2. Alarm Systems and TV Device Phone Links

    3. SkypeOut

    4. Broadband Enhancements to Traditional Telephone Services

    5. Redial

  8. Chapter 8 Tricks, Tips, and Techniques for Advanced Users

    1. Adding Phone Extensions by Rewiring or Other Options

    2. Improving Your Call Quality

    3. Conference Calls

    4. Skype Instant Messaging Tricks

    5. Broadband Phone Politics

    6. Redial

  9. Chapter 9 Go Wireless

    1. Skype and SIP-Friendly Cordless Phones

    2. Wi-Fi Internet Phones

    3. Futures

    4. Redial