What is VOIP?
VoIP phone systems have become very popular all over the world but you may be wondering what VoIP means and how these systems work. VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol. In basic terms, this is a phone system that is delivered over the Internet. All you need is a good quality Internet connection and you will be able to have your company’s phone system delivered over this instead of needing to use a traditional standard phone line.
How does VoIP work?
A VoIP system operates through taking analogue voice signals and converting them into digital signals. They are then sent over as data using your broadband line. In terms of equipment, it depends on whether you are going to use VoIP with a smartphone, computer, or adapter. For the latter, you simply need a compatible phone and, of course, an adapter. For VoIP with a smartphone, you need a smartphone, connected to the WiFi, with your chosen app installed. For computers, you need a desktop or laptop computer, with a good Internet connection, VoIP software, and either a microphone and speakers or a headset.
The main reasons to move to a VoIP system
There are two main reasons why people are making the switch to VoIP, and these are increased functionality and lower cost. VoIP makes it easier to do things that are challenging with traditional phone systems, including working from anywhere in the world. In terms of lowering costs, VoIP systems tend to cost less for a number of reasons. This includes savings that are made through using a single network to carry both data and voice.