VoIP Over Starlink Is Possible with Phonely

Vikki BournerWritten by Vikki Bourner, on 16 May, 2024

If you’re a Starlink internet subscriber you may wonder if you can make calls using Starlink. And if not, what are your options for a home VoIP service? As the traditional landline (PSTN) network gradually retires across the UK, many people are looking for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) providers for their homes. According to Starlink, they do not offer a call package digital voice package. So, in this blog, we’ll explore the possibility of using Phonely’s home VoIP service over the Starlink satellite internet connection.

Can You Use Phonely VoIP with Starlink?  

The short answer is yes! With no Starlink VoIP service currently on offer, Phonely’s digital voice plan can be the perfect partner for Starlink. VoIP technology is designed to transmit voice communications over internet connections, including satellite internet connections such as Starlink. However, there are a few potential challenges to consider when using VoIP over Starlink.

Starlink and Phonely are the perfect match of internet and VoIP.

The challenges of using VoIP over Starlink 

One of the main concerns with using VoIP over satellite internet is the issue of latency or the delay in data transmission. Satellite connections tend to have higher latency compared to terrestrial broadband due to the distance the signal travels. This can potentially impact VoIP call quality, leading to voice delays, interruptions, choppy audio, jitter or dropped calls.

While Starlink’s low-earth orbit satellite constellation aims to reduce latency compared to traditional geostationary satellites, you should expect some degree of delay. Phonely’s VoIP service is designed to be relatively tolerant of moderate latency levels and jitter. However, extremely high latency could affect the normal crystal clear call quality.

Additionally, satellite internet connections may experience occasional outages or fluctuations in service quality. This can be due to factors such as weather conditions or network congestion. These disruptions could temporarily impact your home VoIP service if you are a Starlink customer.

When you rely on services such as Starlink or traditional broadband to power your communication you should ensure you have a backup. As when these systems are not working in a power outage, you will not be able to make calls to the emergency services such as 999. At Phonely, we recommend that you invest in a UPS (uninterruptible power supply – battery) to have on standby, just in case.

Manage limitations and have a battery back up in case of power failure.

Transferring your landline number to Phonely’s residential VoIP 

Whether you’re switching from a traditional copper-wire landline or just changing digital voice provider, Phonely can transfer your existing number for free. The process is called porting. All you need to do is sign a form and leave Phonely to take care of the rest. Porting can take between 7 to 14 days and doesn’t affect your telephone service.

Phonely and Starlink in summary

While there are some potential challenges to consider, using Phonely’s home VoIP service over Starlink Internet is generally feasible. With proper expectations of latency and call quality, Starlink subscribers can take advantage of VoIP’s features and cost savings. By understanding the compatibility factors and making use of Phonely’s expertise, you can be sure of a smooth transition to residential VoIP over the Starlink satellite network.

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