What is a VoIP Telephone?

A VoIP telephone, also known as a SIP phone or a Softphone,  uses Voice Over IP (VoIP) to place and transmit telephone calls over an IP network, such as the internet. VoIP converts the standard telephone audio into a digital format which can be transmitted over the internet and also converts incoming digital phone signals coming from the internet to standard telephone audio.

A VoIP telephone allows users to make phone calls using VoIP, to any softphone, mobile or land line.  A VoIP telephone can be a simple software-based softphone or a hardware device that looks like a common telephone.

VoIP Telephone Features

Some of the common features of a VoIP telephone are: caller ID, call park, call transfer, call hold, phonebook access and multiple account configuration. Some VoIP phones also allow the transmission of video along with audio during calls.

3CX has developed a completely free VoIP telephone for use with the 3CX Phone System.

Further Reading

Read more about the different types of VoIP telephones.