October 8th, 2020 by admin
What's that sound? A shrill ringing in the distance. But where is it coming from? No, it couldn't be coming from the telephone, could it? After all, strange things have been happening around the office since October 1st rolled in - the legendary month of spook. Trembling yet curious, you pick up the receiver. A voice whispers, "Boo."
Happy Halloween month, all you ghouls and goblins out there. While your bored & mischievous great cousin Fred might be trying to reach out from "the beyond" through your landline, you'd have a better chance of blocking those ghostly prank calls if you had a VoIP phone system instead.
Here's a quick rundown of why you need a VoIP system - courtesy of your favorite IT company.
What is a VoIP?
A VoIP is a short way of saying Voice Over Internet Protocol. Instead of a traditional landline phone that relies on telephone poles, lines, and towers, a VoIP system runs entirely over the internet and uses a special VoIP-specific handset.
Small businesses and large corporations alike find VoIP phones incredibly useful. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can make outbound calls and receive inbound calls with no lag or disruption.
How Does a VoIP Work?
It's actually really impressive how a VoIP works. Your voice, and the voice of the person calling you, are translated into signals that are then carried over the internet in "packets" to be transmitted on the other line. It's sort of like an "electronic envelope" filled with sound.
Benefits of Having a VoIP
These benefits of using a VoIP are scary good.
If security is your top priority, then you should already be using a VoIP phone. This system is encrypted to keep your calls and data on lockdown. You won't find that level of protection on ordinary phones.
Since your VoIP phone runs over the internet, that means you can take your phone service with you wherever there is a stable internet connection. You can also make and receive calls while out of the office, as well as transfer calls to other co-workers. Portability is an extreme convenience factor.
There are several differences between a VoIP phone and a regular phone, but once you've used it for a while, it becomes incredibly easy to use- and almost fun. For example, not only can you transfer calls to other co-workers, but you can set up the phone to automatically forward an incoming call to your mobile phone. This is made possible through mobile VoIP apps that allow you to take calls without using your own data plan. You'll have a spooktacular time playing with its unique features that you can't get with other phone setups.
Forget being overcharged for long-distance or international calls. These services are usually included with your VoIP plan, and - if not - they are significantly cheaper anyways. VoIP handsets are also less expensive than traditional landline telephone sets as well.
No More Boos From Beyond
If you're tired of pesky ghosts and critters blowing up your phone this time (or any time, really) of year, you're better off switching to a VoIP system. It's mega-secure, affordable, and honestly just better overall.
When you get more security, more features, and more flexibility, what's not to love? And, if you can get a brand-new VoIP phone system from the IT company you already use and trust, why not make the switch?