With job opportunities becoming more global, many people move to another country to work. This decision splits families that have been together for three or four generations. However, they are learning to stay in touch at low costs, with their VoIP phones offered through a provider, or by establishing a gateway of their own.
Establishing a gateway
Establishing a gateway is not as difficult as it sounds, once users answer the question "what is a gateway?" In layman's terms, a gateway is the sharing of an internet connection. It is an asset to those who are self-employed and have international business customers with whom they would like to maintain daily business contact. It lowers the telephone costs tremendously. For big businesses, it helps to lower the cost for intercompany telephoning by laying the intercompany telephone lines that typically go through the PSTN gateway (Public Switched Telephone Network) on an internet connection. However, it also offers advantages for families who would like to keep in daily contact with family members or friends who are working abroad. Gateway IPS allow individuals the comfort of doing the things they love doing at a cheaper rate. For example, when you use Skype to talk with family and friends over the internet you are using a voice gateway. VoIP gateways, however, can be established individually and give you the control over everything that is happening with your internet connection and phone calls. For more information concerning VoIP gateways, please see Tech-faq.com (Voip gateway)
Equipment needed to set up a gateway
If you have decided to set up your own gateway, one piece of equipment that you will need is something like a Cisco Router VoIP that is describe on Tech-faq.com (voip-gateway). The Cisco box is ideal for families and for the self-employed or small businesses. There are also other Router VoIP devices from Motorola, D-Link and other computer technology companies. Your choice should depend upon your own capacity and use. For families and the freelancer, usually a box like the Cisco Router VoIP is more than sufficient. For those of you who are not DIY (do-it-yourself) specialists, it might be the perfect time to contract a VoIP provider to do the whole setup for you. A list of providers in the United Kingdom can be found on the internet under Voipproviderslist.com. In any case, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is breaking up the monopoly of telephone companies charging high costs to phones and there is no plan of it stopping there. Already, the gateway to GSM has entered the scene and has begun to challenge the status quo of mobile telephone companies.