Don’t even get us started! The title of today’s blog is a question that we’re only too happy to answer. And that’s because there are countless reasons to discuss just how great VoIP technology is. Voice over Internet Protocol is quickly becoming the way in which businesses communicate with their colleagues and clients worldwide. The simplest way to put it is that VoIP uses the internet to help you make phone calls instead of your traditional landline.
What makes the internet better than a traditional landline for the purpose of making phone calls? Well, let’s begin with pricing – which we know often tops the lists of concerns for business owners who are curious about investing in new technologies to run their companies. Call charges greatly differ because with VoIP phone plans, long distance charges essentially disappear. With MeloTel’s Commercial Phone Services, customers get unlimited calling to over 22 countries!
Furthermore, the quality of VoIP phone calls has significantly improved over the past several years. Landline sound quality hasn’t changed very much in the many decades that it has existed. With that said, the better your broadband connection, the better the quality of your calls will be. Remember that it is your internet service that provides you with access to this innovative phone technology.
How do you make calls using VoIP? You can make calls using VoIP the exact same way that you would make calls using traditional landlines. However, the devices you use to make and take your calls can vary. Even though you have the option of using the telephones that you’re used to, your VoIP service enables you to plug a headset into a computer to speak on the phone in much the same way you would with a standard phone receiver.
One of the greatest aspects about VoIP technology is that it allows you to make and take calls from anywhere in the world with the exact same ease as you would in your home office. Let’s say, for example, that you’re on vacation in Jamaica. For the purpose of conducting business when you have the time, you can use the phone by turning on your laptop in your hotel room, provided that you have a wi-fi internet connection.
Do I need a new phone number if I make the switch to VoIP? Not necessarily. If you choose to establish a new phone number for your business, you are totally at liberty to do so. In fact, many business owners choose to get phone numbers with area codes that are outside of the areas where their businesses operate. That way, they are able to better serve other communities where their services are most needed.
However, most business owners do wish to keep the business phone numbers that they’ve been using since establishing their brands. And this makes very good business sense. As a result, MeloTel will include one local or toll free number porting with any term commitment! Our VoIP-based Commercial Phone Services make it very easy for you to make the switch from traditional landlines without giving up your current phone number.
So what’s so great about VoIP? A lot! And we’d happy to give you more details. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the “Live Chat Support” feature on our website!