Voice over Internet Protocol, commonly referred to as VoIP, is the transmission of phone calls over the internet that uses the landlines from traditional landlines. These systems have improved the efficiency of many businesses across a wide swathe of industries. At Bluestar Technologies, we’ve installed VOIP systems in a number of Maryland businesses, and wanted to talk about some of the basics today.
Keep Your Old Number
If your business has been around for a long time, you likely have a phone number that has been attached to it for some time. It may be convenient that you have a number everyone knows to call, but it’s probably not convenient to have all your calls coming to a landline. With a VoIP system, you can keep your old number active, and can direct calls to your computer or cell phone, a very convenient feature.
Save Money on Long Distance and Domestic Calls
Do you make or receive a lot of phone calls as a part of managing your business? Commercial phone bills can get pretty costly, so anything you can do to cut down on that cost is beneficial. Since all calls through a VoIP system are placed through the internet, you don’t have to pay high phone company prices. Placing both domestic and international calls are much cheaper on a VoIP system.
What Equipment Will You Need?
The equipment you’ll need will depend on how you’re planning on using the system. You may require a VoIP adapter, and a compatible router. You’ll also need either a computer or a cell phone capable of running the necessary software. When you talk with an experienced network infrastructure company, they should be able to advise you on what kind of equipment you need, and can even make recommendations based on model and brand.
Make or Receive Calls from Anywhere
With a VoIP system, you can make or receive calls anywhere you have access to the system. The number you’re using isn’t tied to any one device, but is instead tied to the VoIP system itself. Incoming calls can make multiple devices ring, and allow for the user to pick up at the most convenient device. You can use the same number to fax, text, voicemail, video chat, and conference call.
Work with a Professional Network Infrastructure Company
Interested in learning more about how your business could benefit from using a VoIP system? Want to learn about all of the other network infrastructure services we provide to Maryland businesses? At Bluestar Technologies, we love the work we do. We have a passion for pushing the envelope of wireless and communication technologies, and love informing other business owners about them. If you’re looking for some assistance improving your communication, reach out to us, and our team will be more than happy to help you in anyway possible. We look forward to hearing from, and working with you!