VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) allows you to access telephone service over the web. Calls are no longer limited by old conventional telephone lines. VoIP achieves better performance at a much lower cost for companies. Most business owners report substantial cost savings as well as enhanced productivity, when switching from analog to VoIP. In other words, VoIP is rapidly replacing traditional PSTN or CDN services and making international calls at an affordable rate.
A VoIP provider offers a hosted PBX with VoIP Phone Service.
Hosted PBX allows multiple extensions to be setup within minutes, making it possible for you to have multiple phone numbers without having to purchase additional hardware or software. There is no need to configure or manage any VoIP hardware or software. The VoIP provider provides all the necessary infrastructure and software necessary to make and receive voice calls over the Internet using the Internet as the communication medium.
The advantages of hosted VoIP phone systems are numerous. For example, many companies provide their employees with access to teleconferencing applications and video conferencing. Through a hosted VoIP phone system, you can make use of VoIP based conferencing and webinars with virtually everyone in the office able to participate. This will save companies large sums of money, which are otherwise spent on travel, hotel rooms, and making VoIP calls. Large companies like J.D. Powers and Associates use VoIP teleconferencing and video conferencing to conduct and show business meetings that span several locations.
Hosted VoIP phone systems are also used for multiple-line telephony.
Many businesses have switched from landlines to mobile phones because they are not only less expensive but more reliable as well. A mobile device has a large battery, radio, speaker, and a display. You make VoIP calls directly to the attached handset. Companies may also use portable VoIP phone systems that can be transported from location to location.
Another benefit of a hosted PBX phone system is its ability to incorporate voice mail into the communication process. One advantage of VoIP over traditional voice mail is that calls made within a voice mail message can be forwarded to the IP address of the recipient. That means, hosted Pbx systems allow companies to route voice mails to their appropriate recipients. This is particularly useful in scenarios where the recipient moves frequently or is in another location.
When it comes to managing employees and budget, no other form of communication provides the level of detail and control that is provided by a cloud-based voip phone system. Since employees can communicate with one another through a business phone system, managers can view who is speaking to whom and how often. The availability of shared IP networks allows all employees to have access to the Internet and to exchange information. The availability of call forwarding and automated attendant services means that there is no need to hire an additional employee just to answer phone calls. All employees’ voice and data can be automatically sent to their e-mail accounts so they can view it at any time.
Cloud computing is quickly becoming a leader in the business-technology industry. In today’s ever-increasingly wired world, most businesses need their own network infrastructure but cannot afford to purchase and manage a landline or cell phone lines. The benefits of a hosted VoIP phone service are clear. Instead of buying expensive hardware and maintaining the infrastructure on-site, business owners simply pay for their use. Businesses will never have to worry about outages, hardware or software problems or dealing with long-term contracts.
- By integrating VoIP technology with VoIP phone systems, business owners can enjoy all the advantages of VoIP without all of the disadvantages.
- Business phone system providers usually provide sip trunking as part of a package.
- When used in conjunction with a high-speed Internet connection, sip trunking offers significant cost and bandwidth savings, which can ultimately help save an enterprise hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.