What is a VoIP Phone System and How Does It Work?

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VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, phone systems are a new way for you to take, transfer, and do just about anything with phone calls.

Whether you are a small business owner or the CEO of a large company, a VoIP phone system has a ton to offer you. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, phone systems are a new way for you to take, transfer, and do just about anything with phone calls.

What is a VoIP Phone System?

VoIP phone systems use standard (or high speed) Internet connections to place and answer phone calls. They are a potentially great way to cut the phone line and all of its associated costs. There are many different providers to choose from if you are interested in the additional features that they can offer you. Most VoIP phone systems use one of the following three ways to place calls:

  1. ATA or Analog Telephone Adaptor—This is the simplest and most common way to use VoIP. You connect a traditional phone into your computer or Internet connection and let the ATA do the work! The ATA coverts your analog phone signal into digital information and vice versa.
  2. IP Phones—These also look like typical phones but connect into the router and handle IP phone calls directly. These are also available in Wi-Fi enabled types that let you use your phone over the office’s Wi-Fi (or at any public hot spot).
  3. Computer-to-Computer—This is the simplest way to use a VoIP phone system and can be a great way to try it out before paying a lot to outfit all of your office’s computers with VoIP telephones. All you will need is the appropriate software, the speakers and microphone on your computer, and an Internet connection. Other than monthly service charges, you won’t need to pay by the minute or by the call most of the time. Think of this type of VoIP system as Skype or video calling without the video.

VoIP Phone Systems from SOS Technology Group

Whether you are looking to try new phone options in your office or seeking a new VoIP phone system for your commercial space, SOS Technology Group has the expertise and equipment to keep you talking around the clock. SOS Technology Group is a full-service IT consulting company that provides IT services and solutions for businesses throughout the United States. If you are interested in seeing how we can help your business, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 559-7020. For more technology tips, follows us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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