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You Will Need
- A high-speed internet connection
- A phone
- An analog telephone adapter, or ATA
- An Ethernet cord
- A multi-handset cordless phone (optional)
Check your service
Verify that you have the necessary high-speed internet connection. A T1 line or cable internet or DSL hookup should all be sufficient.
Compare the various VoIP providers by searching online.
Sign up for the VoIP service you settle on.
Install the ATA
Once you've signed up, install the ATA. Plug one end of your Ethernet cord to the back of your modem or router. Then, plug the other end into your ATA.
Connect your phone to the adapter by plugging the phone cord into the phone port of your adapter. It's best to use a cordless phone so your VoIP isn't tied to a single location.
Check for dial tone
Check to see if there's a dial tone on your phone. If there is, you're ready to call!