Hello and Good Morning Everyone,
I recently added another phone line to my AT&T setup. The hardware hookups are as follows: The telephone/copier/fax machine has a direct telephone line connection to the back of the AT&T Gateway at the port labeled Phone Lines 1 & 2. Then, I have another telephone line running from the Ext port of the telephone/copier/fax machine to the chordless phone. That said, an AT&T agent explained to me that the telephone/copier/fax machine with the direct connection to the Gateway will get the new activated number and the other phone, chordless one, will retain the old VoIP number. Given this information, could someone explain what is meant by VoIP or Voice Over IP? I did not want to bog down my AT&T agent with too many questions. So, I decided to submit this one for review here.
Any shared thoughts and explanations in simple terms with respect to the definition and function of VoIP will be greatly appreciated.