VoIP is short for Voice Over Internet Protocol, or in less technical terms, an internet phone system. It’s just another name for a Cloud-based phone system too. All you need to set up a VoIP phone system is an internet connection which will allow for calls to be routed, rather than using a traditional phone line from a local phone company.
VoIP generally offers lower call rates, as well as reduced maintenance costs and downtime should any issues arise. The reduced rates are especially helpful as you are not charged for calls based on distance, which country you’re in or how long you spend on the phone!
In short, a VoIP phone system works by taking your analogue voice signals, converting them into digital signals, and then sending them as data across an internet connection.
You can use the following devices with most VoIP phone systems:
Only slightly. The overall principle is the same, it is just a case of where your equipment is located. With on-premises VoIP, the hardware for your phone system is kept on-site whereas with hosted VoIP, the system is just connected to your internet connection and the equipment is located in a data centre.
Hosted VoIP does reduce the risk of downtime for your system, as data centres have backup systems should anything go wrong and have teams specifically ensuring that everything is working as it should. It also means that you don’t need to pay maintenance call-out costs too.
The main advantage of switching to VoIP for business use is the reduction in cost. Not only are set up and maintenance costs minimal, but you will also enjoy reduced call rates no matter who you may be calling, wherever they may be.
Another huge benefit is that members of your team are able to make and receive calls at the same time, without having to install several phone lines. This simplifies the installation process and again, cuts costs!
A VoIP for business phone system is also able to grow as quickly as your business with minimal effort or cost. With a regular phone system, you are likely to need another phone line installed, whereas VoIP allows you to just connect another phone to the network.
For more examples of how a VoIP phone system could help your business check out our Top 10 reasons to switch to VoIP.
It used to be that you may have suffered poor quality calls by migrating to a VoIP phone system. However, with connections being more reliable than ever before, this is rare. We will also advise you of any issues prior to committing a VoIP contract and we will do our best to solve them too. Once you have a strong, stable internet connection the benefits of implementing a VOIP for business system far outweigh the steps needed to improve your call quality.
Once upon a time, the features of VoIP were fairly limited, but with systems such as Horizon, they have many more features than will ever be possible with a traditional landline system.
Yes! We will work with you to create a package that suits your business perfectly. Our VoIP phone systems for business are completely scalable, no matter whether you have a team of 5 or a team of 50.
Large companies often want to cut down on IT costs, and smaller businesses rarely have in-house IT teams to manage their tech. A VoIP system is perfect for both, with reduced costs across the board and an external team on hand to help with management.
Our VoIP phone system, Horizon, is a market leading solution which is already helping lots of businesses reduce their communication costs while increasing the capabilities of their system. We work with businesses across Yorkshire, County Durham and in fact, right across the UK to help them create bespoke solutions which meet the needs of their business, no matter how many people are in their team or where they are.
We will always try and help you streamline your communications with the best solution that suits your business. Our focus is providing exceptional customer service and establishing relationships with our customers so they know we are always on hand to help.