What Equipment is Needed for VoIP?

VoIP is a type of phone service that allows you to make and receive voice calls over the internet. Known also as Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP has many advantages, including lower cost, more features and better connection quality. But what equipment do you need to get started with VoIP? Let’s find out.

Internet Connection

One of the most important things you’ll need to be able to use VoIP is a strong internet connection. VoIP services run on a cloud-based system so this is a must. For higher quality calls, it’s best to only use about 80% of your available bandwidth at a time. Keep in mind that you and your employees will probably need to use internet browsers and other programs while on the phone with current or potential customers, so you’ll need some additional bandwidth for that. With this in mind, plan to use 100kbps per line.


All VoIP phone services, including calling, texting, call routing and faxing, are all able to be done through a computer, smartphone or tablet, though you can also use a traditional phone — it’s your preference. With VoIP service from Think VoIP, we’ll help get you set up. 

Depending on your device, you may also need a telephone adapter. This connects to your computer through a USB port so you can use the phone system on your computer. There are also VoIP telephone adapters that support more than one type of telephone connection at the same time, such as VoIP, analog phone lines and fax modems.

Get the ball rolling on your new VoIP system today with a service provider who has your back 24/7. At Think VoIP, we’ll get you set up and on your way in no time. Connect with us today to see how much you’ll save by switching to VoIP services.