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How to improve the performance of voice and video calls in VoIP apps

August 25, 2014 by Omar Sohail

VoIP apps come with the added benefits of providing users the ability to make voice and video calls absolutely free of cost when they are connected to wireless hotspots or to their own home network. Though VoIP apps and their functionalities have come a long way in providing people with the option to make calls with superior performance, VoIP apps are not without their problems. Though it might take a while for these apps to become better with updates, here are a few tips that you can employ to augment the performance of your voice and video calls.

1. Purchasing an expensive router

Purchasing An Expensive Router

Possibly the greatest upgrade you will make when it comes to enjoying a fluid experience of not only web browsing, but video streaming and making crystal clear calls to your families and loved ones, upgrading your router will save you numerous amount of headaches in the coming future. They might come at a price tag that might not be fathomed properly at first, just think that purchasing a router is similar to paying for a speeding ticket; you will end up paying a small price for an investment in the future. Expensive routers come with a larger range, dual band frequency capabilities and possess components that support the latest wireless standard, all of which will aid you in making the experience of your voice and video calls ever so smooth.

2. Make sure your next smartphone purchase is not a mediocre one

Make Sure Your Next Smartphone Purchase Is Not A Mediocre One

It is not just the router that is going to be responsible for improving the overall performance of your voice and video calls. Your internet’s speed, the quality of the router as well as the wireless performance of the device or machine from which you are calling from will either add to the advantage list, or prove to be a detriment for you and you calls in the foreseeable future. Since smartphones have not only become affordable, they come packed with the latest technical specifications intended to smoothen out your navigational experience as well as your internet connectivity experience. Nonetheless, when you head on down to make your smartphone purchase, make sure that the smartphone that you are adamant about purchasing supports at the very least, the 802.11 n wireless standard. There are lots of handsets that will not set you back on your wallet or your bank account and will still grant you a mobile device that supports the 802.11 ac wireless standard (which is the fastest wireless standard to date), however, make sure you do your research efficiently.

3. Run your router on the higher frequency

Run Your Router On The Higher Frequency

An expensive router will possess a dual band frequency; it will run on both the 2.4 GHz frequency as well as the 5 GHz frequency. Make sure that your device supports running on the 5 GHz frequency as running on this frequency will not only improve performance, but it will also reduce interference coming from the other devices, which ends up degrading the voice and video calls (interference causes intermittent delays and choppy voice and video calling performance). Although the 5 GHz frequency has a shorter range compared to the 2.4 GHz frequency, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.

Just because there will be a long time before higher internet speeds become cheaper and much faster wireless standards start rolling out, that does not mean you are barred from performing your own tips and tweaks to improve the performance on your VoIP apps.

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