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The Benefits Of VoIP Telephone Systems

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The Benefits Of VoIP Telephone Systems


The videophone was long a staple of science fiction stories, and indeed they did eventually make a brief, clunky, expensive appearance, but they never become mainstream. It's with VoIP that speaking with someone over video has truly become commonplace. Video is only one aspect of VoIP however.

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is a contrast to the PSTN or circuit-based public switched telephone network. If you've ever seen old movies or television shows in which frantic operators scramble to manually connect calls, you've seen an older version of how the traditional PSTN works.

Those operators are long gone now, and many predict that PSTN will soon be a thing of the past as well due to the many advantages of VoIP telephone systems.

VoIP provides A Modern Day Solution

VoIP makes it possible for the analogue audio used by PSTN to be converted to digital audio. Using this technology, telephone calls can now take place over the Internet.

VoIP calls may be conducted over what is known as soft-phones; simply the software on the computer used to make calls over the Internet, or hardware built for the particular purpose of using VoIP technology can be used.

Choosing a reputable company such as Mint Network to install your VoIP telephone system and maintain it is essential. They will cover you in the event of any configuration issues, service, repair or system upgrades.

Even if you have never made a call using the Internet, if you still have a landline, and you use it to make long-distance calls, there is a good chance that you are already using VoIP technology. Using VoIP allows phone companies to reduce their bandwidth, and they will often route such calls through an IP gateway.

Price & Flexibility Of VoIP Telephone Systems

VoIP telephone systems have a number of advantages including price and flexibility. Many Internet users are familiar with free VoIP providers like Skype and Google Voice for computer-to-computer calls, but calls over VoIP to landline and even mobile phones tend to be cheaper than traditional systems as well.

VoIP users also do not have to give up the features offered by traditional phones such as call waiting, caller ID and more, and often those features are inexpensive or free with VoIP telephone systems. Additional features like easy access to messaging and email also enhance VoIP calling.

At present, one of the greatest disadvantages of VoIP telephone technology is also linked to its advantages. While the Internet is a cheaper and less crowded way of routing calls, anyone who has ever been online knows that it can also be less reliable than a landline.

Connections may be slow or may drop, making it difficult or impossible to complete a call. However, VoIP can also be more reliable and sound can be clearer than with a mobile phone.

VoIP technology and VoIP telephone systems have come a long way in recent years. While the technology still has some hurdles to overcome, the technology is becoming increasingly useful to both individuals and businesses and is a technological advancement into the future.

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The Benefits Of VoIP Telephone Systems

The videophone was long a staple of science fiction stories, and indeed they did eventually make a brief, clunky, expensive appearance, but they never become mainstream. It's with VoIP that speaking with someone over video has truly become commonplace. Video is only one aspect of VoIP however.

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is a contrast to the PSTN or circuit-based public switched telephone network. If you've ever seen old movies or television shows in which frantic operators scramble to manually connect calls, you've seen an older version of how the traditional PSTN works.

Those operators are long gone now, and many predict that PSTN will soon be a thing of the past as well due to the many advantages of VoIP telephone systems.

VoIP provides A Modern Day Solution

VoIP makes it possible for the analogue audio used by PSTN to be converted to digital audio. Using this technology, telephone calls can now take place over the Internet.

VoIP calls may be conducted over what is known as soft-phones; simply the software on the computer used to make calls over the Internet, or hardware built for the particular purpose of using VoIP technology can be used.

Choosing a reputable company such as Mint Network to install your VoIP telephone system and maintain it is essential. They will cover you in the event of any configuration issues, service, repair or system upgrades.

Even if you have never made a call using the Internet, if you still have a landline, and you use it to make long-distance calls, there is a good chance that you are already using VoIP technology. Using VoIP allows phone companies to reduce their bandwidth, and they will often route such calls through an IP gateway.

Price & Flexibility Of VoIP Telephone Systems



VoIP telephone systems have a number of advantages including price and flexibility. Many Internet users are familiar with free VoIP providers like Skype and Google Voice for computer-to-computer calls, but calls over VoIP to landline and even mobile phones tend to be cheaper than traditional systems as well.

VoIP users also do not have to give up the features offered by traditional phones such as call waiting, caller ID and more, and often those features are inexpensive or free with VoIP telephone systems. Additional features like easy access to messaging and email also enhance VoIP calling.

At present, one of the greatest disadvantages of VoIP telephone technology is also linked to its advantages. While the Internet is a cheaper and less crowded way of routing calls, anyone who has ever been online knows that it can also be less reliable than a landline.

Connections may be slow or may drop, making it difficult or impossible to complete a call. However, VoIP can also be more reliable and sound can be clearer than with a mobile phone.

VoIP technology and VoIP telephone systems have come a long way in recent years. While the technology still has some hurdles to overcome, the technology is becoming increasingly useful to both individuals and businesses and is a technological advancement into the future.

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