* '''Skype''' is an Internet service that allows users to make traditional telephone calls via computer. Unlike most of its VoIP competitors, Skype uses a genuinely decentralized, peerIP service as well.
* '''Gizmo''' is a similar, albeit less famous, program. However, unlike Skype, Gizmo automatically encrypts peerPC services are free (or very cheap), but do require users purchase their means of communications.
* '''Bluetooth Headsets may be a wise investment. However, if you're just looking to relax and make some calls, consider a conventional wired headset instead. Unless you need to pace around the room, a regular headset will be cheaper and have better sound quality.
* '''PC headset, not one designed for cell phone use. The PC headsets have two plugs: one for a microphone and one for headphones.
* '''USB headset.
Phones specifically made for VoIP software are available. They are fairly similar to regular phones in use today but are designed to connect with a computer with a broadband connection rather than a traditional phone jack.