Business VoIP Phone Service

VoIP, or voice over Internet protocol, is an alternative phone service technology to traditional phone service. When considering a VoIP business solution, you should consider

   How VoIP is different from traditional telephone service

   How those differences will affect your business

   How those differences determine the price you pay

   Requirements for getting a VoIP system

The major distinction in how VoIP works is in the type of data it uses. While traditional telephone service transmits calls as analog data, VoIP transmits calls as digital data.

So, when you place a call with a VoIP phone, your voice is translated into binary which is then sent over the Internet to reach another VoIP phone or computer or an analog phone.

Digitized data, with a modern Internet network, is cheap and easy and moves quickly (the speed and price is because of the improved network infrastructure). And because calls are sent over the Internet, they are all essentially local calls, which ultimately saves you money. With VoIP, you have calls sent in a more technologically-advanced way over a more efficient network.

Business VoIP service providers offer a hosted PBX. A hosted PBX performs all of the same functions as a standard analog PBX, but they are much cheaper.

With a business VoIP service, it is easy to manage many phone lines through a software program on your office computer. And business VoIP systems come planned with many features to make your experience with your program better and easier.

VoIP business plans are often very cheap. VoIP service providers offer business VoIP solutions based on office size. This makes it easy to customize your phone service to fit your office size.

With a hosted PBX, you don't keep any of the PBX machinery on your business site. Instead, all of your PBX functions are hosted by your VoIP service provider. This means you don't have to spend money buying and maintaining a PBX system in your office. Instead, the $1,000 you might spend on a PBX and the $1,000 you might spend on installation go back into your pocket.

Almost all businesses have a PBX, or public branch exchange, which routes calls within an office. PBX allows for call forwarding, conferencing, and multiple phone line extensions, among other features. With an analog phone system, a PBX can be kept either on business premises, or in a remote location. Generally, however, these PBX systems are very expensive. They require a lot of hardware and equipment, and many companies also charge consultation and installation fees.



Hosted PBX

Business VoIP service providers offer a hosted PBX. A hosted PBX performs all of the same functions as a standard analog PBX, but they are much cheaper.

With a hosted PBX, you don't keep any of the PBX machinery on your business site. Instead, all of your PBX functions are hosted by your VoIP service provider. This means you don't have to spend money buying and maintaining a PBX system in your office. Instead, the $1,000 you might spend on a PBX and the $1,000 you might spend on installation go back into your pocket