A major advantage of hosted VoIP services is that of low-cost flexibility and function. Compared with copper-based PSTN telephony, the use of IP as a communications base allows the savvy user to capitalise on new technologies at very little additional cost, if indeed there is any additional cost at all.
Often implementation of a VoIP system in an organisation focuses on replacing the existing PSTN systems, and other useful features and functions can be overlooked or deferred till later. As we all know, sometimes later never comes.
One easily implemented function that can be overlooked is that of Virtual Numbers.
Simply put, a virtual number is a phone number not directly associated with a telephone line or device. They can be used with any device. A device can be a physical handset, a mobile smartphone, or a mobile or desktop software application. In this way, an organisation can have many phone numbers associated with a single phone line.Continue reading
Are you still using the traditional telephone system? With a cloud-based phone system, you can communicate with your business people from any place in the world and from any device such as your personal computer, tablet, mobile phone, and also from the phone system given by your VoIP provider. Isn’t it awesome?
VoIP for business
VoIP that stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol has made business communication easier and more effective. It allows you to make calls through the Internet. So you must have a high-speed broadband connection if you want to use this technology.
There are a great number of companies all over the world which provide VoIP for business. For example, Microsoft has a product called Skype for Business that is extremely useful for business communication.Continue reading
The first introduction of a VoIP phone system to an organisation is a lot more than just changing the handset on the desk. The features and functions offered by a VoIP system to the end user are the world apart from those of the traditional telephone system.
As with all changes taking users from their current comfort zones to somewhere new, training and handholding are needed. It is a serious error to consider the new system as “just a phone”. The surface similarity with cellular and smartphones tend to give the impression that you just need to pick it up and use it. That’s dead wrong. In addition, in most implementation projects when financial pressures hit, training is the first area to be trimmed. “After all it’s only a phone”.Continue reading