Voice over Internet Protocol
Voice over Internet Protocol is a type of phone system that uses an internet connection to place calls instead of the traditional, analog phone lines. Different service providers have different capabilities, you’ll have to make sure that when you sign up for this service that you have the capabilities to conduct business. Some VoIP providers can use the VoIP phone system to contact anyone on a traditional, mobile, or other VoIP phone.
How it Works: Your voice gets converted into a digital signal that can be transmitted via the internet. Depending on what type of device your call gets delivered to, the signal is converted to another form before it reaches the destination.
What You Need: Broadband (high speed) internet, computer/adaptor/specialized phone
Benefits of VoIP Phone Systems
easier for remote workers to use and access. Extensions can be sent to home or cell phone numbers at the same time as office numbers. With VoIP you never need to worry about missing a call or customers dialing the wrong number. You can even set up mobile phones as their own extensions.
With VoIP it is easy to add new components and lines at any time. You don’t necessarily need brand new hardware to do it. Just make sure that your IP and software settings are set up correctly and you’ll be good to go in no time.
Overall, VoIP phone systems have lower costs than traditional phone lines. You’ll spend less on hardware and have a lower subscription fee including long distance and international calls. You’ll also save money on maintenance since everything, internet and phones, is on the same network.
- Conference Calling
- Internet Faxing
- Caller ID
- Virtual Receptionists
- Greeting Functionality
- Customized Call Screening
- Office Software Integration
- Advanced Forwarding Options
Have more questions about VoIP phone systems? Check out the FAQ page on the FCC website. If you’re interested in getting VoIP installed in your office, contact the specialists at Flex Technology Group.