As you’ve probably guessed, a VoIP phone system gets connected to your LAN. It uses your LAN as the backbone of the system – connecting your VoIP phones and your VoIP service provider to the VoIP PBX. That makes a VoIP phone system a phone system that uses IP technology to handle your call control and manage your connection to the Wide Area Network over which your VoIP service comes.
Even though a VoIP phone system uses VoIP and is connected to your LAN most systems can connect directly to the Publicly Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This gives you the ability to use both VoIP and the PSTN for your calling.
If your head is spinning right now, don’t worry. Reading about the differences between your existing PBX and a VoIP phone system should help.
A VoIP phone system is quite the change from your existing PBX.
Despite using a different technology, network and primary voice service, what makes a VoIP phone system truly different is its ability to easily integrate with your other business systems. This integration of systems allows you to increase productivity, efficiency and sales. When’s the last time you said that about your existing PBX?
There we go getting a little ahead of ourselves again (sorry). It’s true that there are numerous benefits you will receive when you purchase a VoIP phone system. But before we get to those, how about we check out what a VoIP phone system offers?
VoIP phone systems give you a ton of advanced features and functionality. Here are the most common features that you’re likely interested in:
Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
Caller ID, Call Transfers, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Three-way calling
Call Park, Call Pick-up
Call Monitoring and Call Recording
Call Queues and Call Routing
Voicemail (and voicemail to email)
Remote or Virtual Extensions
Analytics and monitoring tools
Ability to utilize VoIP and PSTN calling methods
Web based management
Again, these are just the basic features of a VoIP phone system. You’re going to find that the features and functions vary slightly between different systems. You’ll also find that there are a number of reasons why you should own a VoIP phone system.
Now – you’re going to love this part – let’s continue on and learn a lot more about what’s in it for you when you buy a VoIP phone system.
It sure would be nice if a VoIP phone system was like a shirt. All it would take to convince you to buy one today would be to have you try it on and tell you how great it looks on you.
Obviously you can’t try on a VoIP phone system. Even if you could, I doubt it’d do anything for your looks. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some rather sexy benefits to you owning a VoIP phone system.
You could literally read for hours about all of the various benefits to owning a VoIP phone system, but your time is expensive, so here are the major benefits most like you realize by owning a VoIP phone system:
“Now I don’t need to pay for two mobiles and just the one mobile is much easier to carry around!”
“I love that I can make a call & display any number
I choose too”
“I can now phone customers direct from my mobile without exposing my personal number."
“One phone, One phone contract yet I’ve got 3 separate numbers linked to it!”
Using one handset you can accept
calls to your work number & then make a call
from your personal number if you choose.
Use an infinite amount of telephone
numbers, whether existing or new, national or international, mobile or landline! Set up in minutes!
We’ll set up your phone numbers and any required call routing or features
– Just download and begin using.
Increase “Pick up” rates by 68%
by calling with Local numbers and
increase your sales
Keep your personal number safe.
Use additional numbers and
link them to your mobile.
You don’t need it.
Link numbers directly to your mobile handset. for both making & receiving calls
Utilise multiple numbers by condensing them into one mobile whilst protecting your privacy
Create local numbers to call customers & increase pick up rates by up to 68%
Make international calls without worrying about the cost
Verify YOUR identity on any WEB SITE - receive SMS to your email address!
Forward Calls & Messages direct
to your Mobile Phone
Supercharged communications on your Smartphone
Verify YOUR identity on any WEB SITE – receive SMS to your email address!