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VoIP for Dummies: Phone System Basics Covered

May 22, 2018

voip for dummiesModern business owners have to wear a lot of hats; by that, we mean entrepreneurs have to fill many roles in order to build a thriving company. Long gone are the days when a business owner could afford to specialize in just one area of expertise. Instead, if you want to find sustained success in business these days, you need to have at least a cursory understanding of a myriad of tech, marketing, and economic subjects. With that in mind, today we’re going ease some of the stress associated with running a small business, and provide a quick-and-easy-to-grasp resource on VoIP phone technology. Consider this your beginner's guide to VoIP, or alternatively, VoIP for dummies.

What is Hosted VoIP?

First of all, VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. (But If that doesn’t clear up what VoIP is or what it does, don’t worry –– you’re not alone.) Essentially that means that Hosted VoIP is a phone system that’s connected to your internet. Unlike traditional landline systems that still run on copper wire and operate through the phone company, VoIP systems work with the power and flexibility of the internet. So rather than being constricted by typical phone limitations, VoIP systems have the ability to offer businesses across industries numerous advantages and benefits.

Why Should I Switch to Hosted VoIP?

VoIP technology is tailored toward addressing modern business needs, from implementation all the way through its many advanced features. First, VoIP installation is a breeze; you won’t have to struggle for hours trying to hook it up, but instead can plug and play relatively quickly. From there, your employees will gain access to a catalog of benefits from remote connectivity with coworkers in other states, to voicemail-to-email security backup to ensure you’ll never miss an important phone call again. Furthermore, VoIP phones are designed for flexibility and scalability. So any time you need to take your work on the road –– or if your business is ready to expand –– a VoIP system will enable you to do so smoothly and efficiently.

What are Some Advanced VoIP Features?

Not only do VoIP systems cover the basics (ultra reliable, high-sound quality, easy access and implementation), but they also allow progressive business owners to tap into a number of extra features. This ranges from cloud-communication solutions to CRM integrations. Additionally, when you sign up for the VoIP app, you’ll be able to connect to vital business information no matter where you are.

Final Thoughts

Did we mention that in addition to all of these practical and impressive innovations VoIP systems are also extremely cost effective? Unfortunately, there’s a lot of ground to cover with VoIP phones, and it’s impossible to truly see what they can do without experiencing them for yourself. Contact the Votacall team to take that first step and learn from the VoIP experts firsthand. Plus, if you’ve been pondering this decision for a while now, make sure to check out our free eBook and see how VoIP phones provide financial as well as technical advantages to your business.The ROI of Business VoIP eBook

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