The term VoIP stands for Voice over IP, it essentially means that you can make phone calls over the Internet. Ever since this came out, it’s been a revolutionary technology, especially for businesses. The way it works is that a VoIP service converts your voice from normal sounds vibrating through the air, to a digital signal that can be sent over the Internet. For those who are calling a normal number, or what’s called an analog phone line, then the signal is just changed into a standard phone signal so that it can make its way to its final destination normally.
This means that you can make a call right through your computer, speaking into a computer mic, if you want. Alternatively, you can call through a special VoIP phone number or you can even use a regular old-school telephone as long as you have the right adapter for it.
Plus, you can even use hot spots in airports, parks, restaurants, or anywhere else you want to make free phone calls as long as your device can connect to the Internet.
In other words, as long as you have the Internet, you have the means to make phone calls with the power of VoIP. Your smartphone can do it easily as well if you are connected to WiFi or the internet by any means.
Using something like a smartphone will allow you to make that call wirelessly as well. This is one of the reasons why VoIP is so useful for business calls, it has a high level of flexibility. You can call from virtually any place that has an Internet connection, all without using potentially expensive normal phone minutes.
Introduction to VoIP Business Benefits
In addition to allowing you the flexibility to use just about any technology you want, including a VoIP phone, a regular phone with an adapter, a smartphone, or even just a regular desktop computer or laptop, as well as letting you call from anywhere with the Internet, VoIP has other benefits for business.
One of the biggest benefits is that they are highly economical. VoIP often costs a fraction of what using a traditional phone system would cost. In many cases, the cost could be entirely free. Many VoIP systems are free to download and install and have no cost to use either, as long as you are calling someone else who is also using VoIP.