When is a VoIP phone system used?
When you have VoIP phone system, you will be able to make a phone call from any location that has broadband connectivity. This means that IP phones and ATAs can be taken anywhere in the world with an internet connection and you will still be able to access the same telephone services. Another popular choice for those who travel often is a softphone. A softphone is a type of software that loads the VoIP services onto a laptop or desktop and has an interface that works in the same way as a VoIP telephone. By using a standard internet connection and bypassing phone providers, a VoIP phone system can offer cheap phone calls all across the globe.
How does a VoIP phone system work?
A VoIP phone system works by taking the analogue phone signals and encoding them into a digital form which is then transmitted over the internet. On the receiving end of the phone call, the encoded digital signal is then decoded back into an analogue signal for the recipient of the call to hear the callers voice. Many VoIP providers have been around for some time, and the chances are many of us will have used VoIP technology to make and receive phone calls without even realising it.
What are the different types of VoIP phone systems?
One of the most fascinating aspects of VoIP is that there are multiple ways of placing a call over the internet. The three different types of VoIP services are:
- Analogue Telephone Adaptor (ATA): This is the most common and most simplistic option for VoIP. It uses a device called an Analogue Telephone Adaptor (ATA) which allows you to use a standard telephone set with your internet connection or computer.
- IP Phones: IP phones are specialist devices that look just like a regular phone with the same buttons, handset and cradle. The difference is that instead of having a regular RJ-11 phone connector, an IP phone will have an RJ-45 ethernet connector.
- Computer to computer: Computer to computer connections is probably the easiest way of using VoIP technology, and there is no need to pay through the roof for any long distance calls. For this method, you will need some kind of VoIP software on your computer, a microphone, sound card, speakers and an internet connection.
How can we help with VoIP?
When it comes to introducing VoIP technologies into your business, we are here to help. We offer hosted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) by using a cloud-based phone system that sends your voice traffic using an internet connection.
By using our VoIP technology, you can seamlessly communicate and collaborate across the globe with colleagues and clients, without overpaying for traditional phone lines. Our VoIP solution offers all the same benefits and features of a conventional business telephone system, with a wealth of added advantages.