Wednesday, 27 November 2013
VoIP is Great, but Mobile VoIP is Even Better
Keeping your phone system up to date is essential to keep benefiting from the technology developments and costs efficiencies that are important to every business.
There a number of reasons why businesses are turning to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It offers a streamlined approach to communications and if the system is managed offsite by a proven vendor, the responsibility and stress associated with maintaining the system goes away. If the system doesn’t support mobile VoIP, however, the full intended benefits may be out of reach.
To realize the intended benefits, VoIP routes calls through the existing Internet connection, avoiding the traditional phone lines installed more than a century ago. VoIP has been available for a few years now, yet it is only in recent months that enough bandwidth has become available to push more businesses toward VoIP instead of traditional telephony.
Some of the benefits associated with VoIP include hyper-efficient call routing. Where traditional landlines can only handle one call at a time and the entire bandwidth was consumed even if both parties were silent, VoIP only sends data when there is data to actually send. Plus, this data is in small data packets which take up very little bandwidth, resulting in much lower phone bills.
Unlimited local and long distance calling is another clear benefit of VoIP, but it is also one of the key reasons professionals are turning to mobile VoIP. Users can easily avoid the additional charges to their mobile plans if they can leverage applications across available bandwidth - especially helpful when traveling overseas where roaming charges and international rates can quickly kill the budget.
The calling features available with a VoIP connection, both in the office and on the road, are a clear perk for this online communications option. The traditional landline would offer many of the same perks, for an added fee. With VoIP, users enjoy access to a wide range of features without adding to the monthly cost.
As communications remain an important focus for all companies and mobility demand continues to grow, implementing a VoIP system that also supports mobile VoIP is a great next step towards efficiency and low cost connections.