VOIP Phone System
A VOIP Phone System is a digital "Voice Over Internet Protocol" alternative to traditional analogue phone lines. It simply transfers the data digitally over an internet connection to connect people. They can be softphones, in other words, over a computer, and often using a headset, or actual hardware and so look much like an ordinary wireless telephone. It has a much greater and more flexible power allocation to regular lines, as well as a far greater cord range. The technology has enabled larger companies to group their departments into networks such as accounts, admin, technical support etc. Users can also make a video conference call to a client overseas as the technology allows for webcam long distance communications, and at a much lower cost than an analogue international call.
As has been mentioned above, there can be great savings when using a VOIP Phone System; in fact, it is often up to 60% cheaper than traditional phone line communication. This is mostly because VOIP calls are more often than not charged at local rates, regardless of where in the world the call is going.
It is not without its drawbacks, however; you must ensure that you have a good bandwidth and a high speed connection to provide a stable connection. Failure during an important business call could be very costly to your company. However, it must be noted that the VOIP lines themselves are actually of the highest quality and when users complain of poor connection, lagging, pixilation, poor sound quality and so on it is down to the bandwidth connection and not the VOIP system at all.
There are specialists that can come in and chat to you about the options you have regarding your network connections and they will also assess your specific company needs and work out a price plan for you. More information as well the ability to try out some test runs is available on Babblevoice. There are a growing amount of providers in the present market and so plenty of different packages. You may want to simply correspond with employees and colleagues internally, branch-to-branch or those who work from home, which, in some cases, can mean actually discarding with the regular phone line and thus only paying for bandwidth. But obviously this not going to be suitable for every business.
It is not just a useful tool in business either; a VOIP Phone System can be used in the home too, especially if you have family and friends living abroad. Think of how great it would be to talk to relatives the other side of world and be able to actually see them as well, for a very low charge rate.