- The use of the Internet for computer-to-computer, computer-to-telephone, or telephone-to-telephone calls. When making computer-to-computer calls, both systems must have, in addition to Internet access, a microphone, speakers or headphones, and compatible software. A computer-to-telephone call does not require the receiving party to have anything more than a phone line, while telephone-to-telephone calls use the Internet as the linking network. Also called Web telephone (1), Internet telephony, or net telephony.
- synonym Web telephone
- Software used for Web telephony.
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