So you have set up your new broadband internet phone connection and are ready to start talking, but nothing is happening. You knew that broadband telephones would be a cheap alternative to traditional phones, but you also expected it to work! There is no need to fear, however, if you understand the basic “call back" feature that exists with most services like Skype.
Put simply, a call back is when an Internet phone user (using a soft phone - simply a piece of software that simulates a phone) wants to test if his or her system is up and running. Essentially, a call back involves you, the user, calling the main phone server. The phone server then allows you to record a message. Shortly after you hang up, the server will then call you back and replay your recording. If you hear your recording, it means that your microphone, your speakers and your server are all properly working.
This means that you can call back internet phone providers from your phone simply by pressing the “call back" button. If you receive a call from an internet phone service like Skype, however, it will not be that easy; the call will be directed to the internet phone provider and not the person who called you using Skype or another internet phone connection. If you want to determine who a call came from - including calls based with internet service providers - you can use services like reverse phone lookups to find out more information about a number.
It is important to note that all plans are different, but chances are, whether you use Skype or some other service, you can use reverse phone lookups to find out more about an internet service provider or to call back a number based with one.
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