Many businesses have moved from the traditional phone service to VoIP -- voice over Internet protocol, also known as voice over Internet. A VoIP phone works and feels like a regular phone, but it’s different. While an ordinary phone uses a phone company, a VoIP system utilizes the Internet to connect with others. VoIP’s calls go through the web in digital format, which often improves clarity and speed of communications.
A VoIP handset can be handy, usually improving the quality of the phone calls. Many businesses choose VoIP over regular phone service because it is easy to use and doesn’t require expensive equipment. Other noteworthy efficiencies are:
VoIP is cheap and cost efficiency is a major feature of this type of system. Its cost, starting about $30 per user a month is very attractive to many businesses. VoIP services may provide free phone numbers and extra-lines among other standard features. You can select a number in any State and convert your long distance calls into local calls. Usually businesses already have an appropriate Internet connection and can start using VoIP with no major expenses. Wi-Fi handsets can be pricey, but they can save firms money when comparing with cell phones.
Connecting a VoIP handset is a simple process, increasing efficiency remarkably -- you just connect the phone to an Ethernet cable, if you’re using a network. If you have a Wi-Fi connection, you turn the phone on, access a wireless internet connection and you’re ready to go.. You can receive VoIP anywhere within the computer network by connecting your phone to the Internet. If you move offices, there is no need to move phone equipment – it’s all there ready to be used.
You could use your computer and microphone to use VoIP, making it very convenient and inexpensive. However, you could connect using VoIP by using an “Analog Telephone Adapter,” also known as “ATA”. Using this system, you bypass your computer and access the Internet separately, and you get your calls without the need of computers being on at all time. You connect a specific handset to the ATA and you’re connected – a great efficiency.
If you run a small to midsized business and you're still relying on a traditional phone system, you need to rethink things. VoIP offers most businesses, regardless of the size, huge benefits. For small businesses, it unlocks the opportunity to have an enterprise-level communication system without the traditional expenses. more
If you’re interested in a straightforward way to improve the productivity of your employees, it's time to consider adopting a Unified Communications (UC) strategy. more