Effective communication is one of the most important keys to any successful business. The ability to relay important information both within the company and outside of the company is crucial for productivity, efficiency, positive work culture, successful negotiations, and so much more! Successful business communication begins with having the right tools. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a state-of-the-art business communication technology that allows companies to take communications to the next level.
What is VoIP?
As mentioned earlier, VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. This business communications technology allows users to make phone calls over an internet connection as opposed to traditional phone lines.
How Does it Work?
VoIP converts the user’s voice into a digital signal that is carried over the internet to the recipient. The neat thing about VoIP is that it is a versatile software that allows you to make a phone call from your computer, special VoIP phone, smartphone, or even a traditional phone that is connected to an adapter to your computer. Some services even allow you to utilize hotspots when you are out of the office to make phone calls from your computer.
Who Can You Call with VoIP?
You can call anybody anywhere in the world from wherever you may be. There are even some that allow unlimited long-distance access depending on your provider. VoIP allows you to communicate just as easily with business associates halfway around the world as you can with business partners just down the street. Users can expect a high-quality call with second-to-none clarity.
What Kind of Special Equipment is Needed
The great news is that there isn’t really any special equipment needed. All your business needs is a quality internet connection and the medium that your company wants to use, such as computers, compatible phones, and an adapter, etc. You do not have to choose just one medium by which to use VoIP. For instance, your staff can utilize computers as well as their smartphones.
What are the Advantages of VoIP?
A phone call is a phone call. Does it really make that big of difference how it is made? The answer is yes! Traditional phone lines only allow you to make a phone call, while VoIP has many more functionalities. These are the advantages of VoIP over traditional phone lines:
- Lower cost – Options for unlimited long distance, multiple lines, or extra features as you would be with a traditional phone line
- Ability to host video calls
- Ability to send and receive multimedia content
- Instant Messaging/Chat
- Detailed call analytics and reporting
- Anonymous call rejection
- Voicemail to email with text transcription
For employees who travel a lot, the ability to be connected no matter where they are is a big deal. As long as the user can secure an internet connection, he or she will be able to use VoIP to engage in calls.
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