Advantages Of Choosing VoIP And A VoIP Provider
It is a necessity to have an efficient and reliable company phone. An efficient phone service makes your company deal with more transactions, thus it will have a positive effect on your business. The question is if your current company telephone system is capable enough to satisfy the needs and goals of your business.
If you’re still using the traditional telephone system which runs on physical telephones and telephone wires, chances are you are charged higher by your phone service provider compared to Internet based communication technologies such as VoIP. Basically, VoIP uses the Internet for its communication functionalities. This makes it more reliable and effective. Here are some of the rewards of using VoIP, the latest in Internet based communication technologies:
Since it uses the Internet and not a privately owned physical line and other facilities, using VoIP won’t cost you a penny. It is usually available for free and can be downloaded from the website of the VoIP provider. Once downloaded and installed, its services and features are also free of charge. There will be no additional charges from a phone service provider. Unlike the typical phone services where you are charged according to the time you use your telephone lines. The only company you’ll have to pay is your Internet service provider.
Another advantage of using VoIP compared to traditional phone systems is the ability to call other people overseas for free or for a minimal fee. Phone service companies often charge their subscribers with very high fees when they call other people that are located in other countries. What’s even worse is that they are charged on a per minute basis. You’ll be surprised when you receive your monthly bill where the cost is just too difficult to bear. You don’t have to worry with monthly bills anymore if you’re using VoIP.
Just download specialized VoIP software from the Internet and install it on your computer, no additional hardware required. Any working computer or laptop will be able to support and run VoIP. You will only need to have a pair of headphones or speakers and a microphone.
It is also important to have a reliable internet connection. This way, you will be sure that a stable connection between you and the other person on the line will be established. A reliable Internet connection decreases the frequency of intermittent disconnection of calls. It also reduces the static present in a voice call, making conversations clearer and more understandable.
Important features are available with VoIP for free, while a traditional phone service provider may charge you with additional fees if you want to subscribe on the same features. There features include call blocking, call forwarding, call waiting, Internet fax and teleconferencing mostly offered by RingCentral. Call management and scheduling are also included on some VoIP deals and offers.
Author’s Bio: Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +