Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has helped businesses of all sizes enhance communication, leading to better connectivity inside and outside the office. Crystal clear quality and a variety of great features have made VoIP phone systems the go-to tool for companies around the country. But you don’t need a business to start enjoying the benefits of VoIP; you can get one of these babies set up at home too. Here’s why setting yourself up with a VoIP phone service at home is a no-brainer.
What is VoIP?
VoIP might sound complicated, but we assure you it’s not. Thinking about it in terms of another common name, such as internet phone or Netphone, may make it easier to understand. VoIP transforms audio signals to digital ones. This means that instead of travelling over traditional phone wires, VoIP calls travel over broadband internet connections. With broadband technology becoming so powerful in recent years, the potential for excellent VoIP capability continues to rise.
Save some cash
There are heaps of benefits to getting a VoIP service in your home instead of a traditional landline plan. The first (and perhaps the most appealing) is that it’s cheaper than paying for a separate dedicated phone line. Since VoIP plans use broadband networks, you just use the infrastructure you already have in place for your internet service.
While calls made this way are not always free, they’re still much more affordable than shelling out money for separate dedicated landline phone service. This is especially true with international calls, which can be quite pricey on traditional landline plans. Often VoIP plans with companies such as iiNet come with free local standard national calls and great rates for international destinations.
Make life easier
Switching your home phone to VoIP opens you up to bundling. Bundling involves paying for your internet and phone services in one package. In addition to costing less (there’s that saving cash thing again!), bundling makes paying for and keeping track of your utilities much easier. It streamlines your bills and provides just one point of contact when you do have questions or need assistance.
Making the switch to VoIP is pretty simple; it’s likely that you can even keep your same landline phone number. All you need is a broadband modem that supports VoIP connectivity or a VoIP adapter. These days finding one of those isn’t a problem.
VoIP calling is becoming more and more commonplace in homes around Australia. Making it even more attractive is the continual implementation of the National Broadband Network that will allow users around the country to get the most out of their broadband connection.
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