10 Reasons to Use VoIP
VOIP is a technology that is being embraced by several businesses and individuals. Many are starting to find the advantages of using this new interface. If you haven’t already heard of VOIP, here is a simple definition: a type of software that makes phone calls over the Internet instead of over regular telephone lines.
Making the Switch
With the price of long distant phone calls increasing, and people looking for ways to cut costs, VOIP comes in pretty handy. Below are several reasons why you should try using VOIP.
- VOIP is more affordable. No more paying for long distant calls. Phone calls can be made over the Internet instead of the phone lines.
- VOIP is software based. Once you install VOIP, just be sure to maintain its regular updates. You never have to buy a new telephone to keep up with new developments-unlike cell phones which change pretty regularly.
- Improved Quality. You won’t find yourself asking, “Can you hear me now?”
- The ability to integrate with other applications. VOIP can be used as instant customer service and through other software such as SKYPE or other online messengers.
- Calls are always free from your computer. You can use online messengers to make free calls-voice and/or video. Now you can call those distant relatives and catch up or meet with other companies clear across the world.
- Easy conference calling. Now you can set up an entire room of people and chat together. This comes in handy with larger companies and cuts cost on travel.
- Your number can be used globally. No matter where you are at in the world, you can always use your VOIP number. It never has to change.
- Record calls easily. By using other compatible software, you can easily record your phone calls to use for listening to later, sharing with other employees or even putting into a podcast.
- It’s still early. VOIP is not widely known as yet, so you can be the first to try out and learn about the new technology.
- VOIP is an open source platform. Anybody can edit, download and republish under GPL (General Public License). This makes it easier to find bugs and fix them quicker too.