Working with Sipgate we offer a Phone Service that is different from traditional phone systems.
Our phone service uses the internet. The system is similar to Skype on your PC, your voice is converted into data and shipped across the internet to the person you are talking to. Our phone service uses phones that are connected to the internet like any PC and all the calls are routed across the internet and at the last point the system then uses a traditional Telecom company like BT to connect you to a distant phone.
This has lots of benefits :-
Cost, the bulk of the call is across the internet and only the last section goes via traditional land lines to the phone you are calling.
Portability, you can take your phone to another location and plug it in to the broadband and your phone number goes with you.
Flexabilty, lots of extra features are available, conferencing, call recording, Voicemail.