How is a CoverMe phone call so much more secure than a regular cell phone?
A cell phone call is transmitted through a number of stages in its route to the recipient. At many points in this process the signal becomes an open broadcast and can be picked up fairly easily with the right equipment and listened in on. To ensure a call is inaccessible to those other than the caller and the receiver, the call must be encrypted.
As CoverMe uses VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls are made digitally so the call signal is basically a long series of numbers divided up into “packets” which are regular sized data pieces.
Due to encryption, these packets are scrambled (encrypted) at the sender end and unscrambled (decrypted) at the receiver end. Along the way the call or message is simply a flow of these packets whose actual content is unrecognizable until they reach their destination, where they are reassembled into the original signal. This all happens so fast that the process is not noticeable to the caller. There are no delays or reduction in sound quality.
In fact, the sound is generally better than a cell phone service. Regular cell phone messages are sent/received “as-is” offering the chance for relatively easy interception with a tunable receiver. The encryption used in CoverMe is military-grade AES standard cryptography offering an unsurpassed level of protection from such unauthorized eavesdropping.