Benefitting from an IP Telephone System
Although telephone systems of today still do their basic functions, today’s systems interconnect with other systems and technologies. These automated telephone systems have contributed a lot o the productivity of business work force and they have lowered their operational costs.
The something happened to voice traffic when the transmission methods changed. The traditional circuit switching where callers used a point to point path to make a voice call, was replaced by VoIP and packet switching became the new standard to follow.
Now, calls can be sent across the worldwide internet connections at such a fast pace because of developments in data networking, wide area networking and the internet quality which has made quality issues diminish.
+++++++++++++++++++ Telephone service providers now offer IP enabled or pure IP solutions. And IP enabled system is a traditional digital telephone system that have adapt to support VOIP technology. Pure IP systems are based on pure IP switching methods with better scalability and more integration with 3rd party systems and software.
The most basic VoIP enables broadband users to make calls over the internet for free. But, if you have ever used Skype or messengers, you will that the other person must have the same software and be subscribed to the same service for it to work.
It is a disadvantage when only one of you is signed up for the service since for these free services to work, then the other party must also be signed up to the service. It is necessary to break out of the VoIP network if you want to call somebody using a landline or a mobile. This type of call is then charged.
Today, there is better VoIP services provided by service providers because of the improvement of internet speed.
It is now commonplace to find VoIP providers to continue to drive IP trunk services to small and medium businesses.
The key advantages of IP telephone are given below.
If each office location is enable with VoIP based phone systems, you can easily link each location together using the internet. Then calling any office in the VoIP telephone system is possible free of charge and seamless.
Now inter branch calls are free with VoIP telephone systems so you save on your telephone bills. The extention numbering plan is unified. Management is centralized and there is application sharing. Inter-office calls are now for free, and you simply dial the extension number to reach any remote office or staff. +Small offices and remote workers or workers from home can also be integrated as part of the VoIP network.
Standard features of VoIP telephone systems include use in any location viewing extension status, using voice mail, call recording, and viewing their cal history from anywhere.
It is great to have a VoIP network in place for internal voice calls.