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Find Answers to Most Common VoIP Systems Related Questions

Everyone around you is talking about VoIP systems and services and how it has changed the face of their business and you want to know what the hype is all about, these are the most common and frequently asked questions pertaining to the same.

1. What is VoIP?

VoIP stands for voice over Internet Protocol. Through this system voice calls can be routed over a high speed internet connection and network instead of traditional laid down phone lines. A high speed broadband internet connection is mandatory for a VoIP system to work. It is a low cost system as the virtual IP used becomes home to all messages, emails, data as well as voice communication.

2. Are VoIP services reliable?

Yes. VoIP services are reliable and as compared to landline phones, they offer a whole lot more benefits. It needs to be considered that VoIP is a relatively new and avant-garde technology and might face issues like outages but there is plenty of research and development that is taking place in order to ensure that VoIP becomes more and more reliable with time. a power outage might result in no VoIP services. The best way to deal with this is to use a Universal Power Supply or UPS that will ensure that your power supply never fails.

3. Is VoIP expensive?

The best feature of using VoIP is that it is infinitely cheaper than landline phones. This is the primary reason that VoIP services are so sought after. You can save almost 50% of the expenses that you would incur in terms of making local calls. The biggest benefit is when making long distance or international calls. Since you are using the internet to place calls, you can save almost 90% of your expenses on international calling. If you get your VoIP solution from a broadband internet service provider, the cost will be even lesser.

4. Why are some VoIP services free of cost while some cost money?

The simple answer to this is that VoIP calls made from one computer to another are free of charge irrespective how remotely located the computers are. On the other hand, if you wish to make VoIP calls to landlines or cell phones as is mostly the case, there is a charge associated with it. Even this charge is lesser than those of traditional phone systems.

5. Which VoIP service provider is the best?

There are many VoIP service providers that offer you a world of features and services. Most features remain the same though there are some that offer you customizable solutions for your VoIP telecommunications needs. Pick a VoIP service provider that you are most comfortable with. The most important thing in the long run is the support that you will need for VoIP systems. DrVoIP has more than 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has Microsoft, Cisco and Shoretel certified professionals at your service.

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