VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phones actually aren’t too dissimilar to regular phones that you’ve grown used to over the last few decades. Looks-wise, they are relatively the same and you get immediate access to many of the same features. However, beyond the looks, they are actually fundamentally different in terms of how they connect you to callers. As well as in terms of the awesome features on offer.
In A Nutshell: What Is A VoIP Phone System?
VoIP phone systems use the internet to make and receive calls. They do so either through a wired ethernet connection or wireless connection. To make and receive calls, you still use the traditional button system to dial, and you may well find many other buttons work in much the same way as traditional phones.
VoIP Phones Vs Regular Phones
To help better illustrate what a VoIP phone is and how it works, here are the main ways in which they differ from regular phones…
1. HD Voice
HD Voice refers to the much higher quality of sound your VoIP phone system allows you to transmit. It works on a 7000Hz audio range as opposed to 3500Hz for standard phones. Meaning that once the call is connected, your voice will come across much more crisp and clear.
2. Multiple Number Capability
Much like regular business phone systems, VoIP phones allow you to handle multiple incoming calls all at once and switch between call connections to a single number. However, VoIP systems take this one step further by allowing one handset to receive incoming calls to a variety of different numbers. Meaning that a variety of numbers for your business can all be managed simultaneously from one device.
Many VoIP phone systems have in-built PoE capabilities. This refers to Power over Ethernet, meaning that they can receive their power supply via the ethernet connection. As such, instead of having power lines and landline connections running across your desk, everything can be handled and connected through just one ethernet cable.
4. No More Copper Wire
As they connect to the phone service over the internet, VoIP phone systems no longer require you to run traditional copper wiring. This allows you to save not just time and effort, but also money!
Upgrading to a VoIP phone system is the way of the future for forward-thinking businesses. Best of all, they take limited training to get used to; and in no time your entire business will be making clearer calls, working remotely and saving money. For more information on the possibility of setting up a VoIP business phone system at your company, get in contact with us today.
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