How much does a VoIP system cost?

April 4th, 2018 VoIP

Choosing whether or not to deploy VoIP phone systems is an easy decision. But choosing a system that works for your business can be difficult, with all the products, vendors, features, and data plans available. Oftentimes, however, selecting a VoIP system comes down to calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO). What is TCO? The […]

Top 4 benefits of call recording

March 20th, 2018 VoIP

Call recording is not a new feature in VoIP but rather one that is underutilized especially in businesses with less focus on customer communication. When used correctly, it can boost customer satisfaction and strengthen business reputation. #1. Improve customer service One of the most important reasons why businesses should always record their calls, no matter […]

Choosing the best VoIP option for SMBs

March 1st, 2018 VoIP

You have just decided to use VoIP as your telephony solution, but now your technician is asking how you want to use it. Do you want traditional desk phones (hardphone) or software-based devices (softphone)? Read on to discover the benefits of each and which ones are most suitable for your needs. What’s a hardphone? A […]

VoIP: What to look for in a provider

February 14th, 2018 VoIP

Basic internet-based phone calls aren’t new to many of our readers. Skype has been around for over a decade and there are dozens of other free apps with limited features. Picking a voice over IP   (VoIP) solution for a small business is still a tricky prospect, though. Let’s take a look at what it […]

New VoIP feature released by Skype

January 29th, 2018 VoIP

With more targeted attacks on social networking services than ever, private conversations with your business partners can become public information. To prevent this, Skype has released a new feature that ensures complete privacy by encrypting all types of communication. Here are some of the features. Benefits of using Private Conversations Named ‘Private Conversations’ by Microsoft, […]

AI-powered VoIP: what businesses can expect

January 12th, 2018 VoIP

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings to mind robots that can perform tasks and think like human beings. While that’s certainly possible in the future, AI today is simply an intuitive set of technology that automates business processes. It’s been around for decades, and now it’s poised to make significant improvements to VoIP technology. Contact Center Operations […]

How many types of VoIP services are there?

December 27th, 2017 VoIP

Gone are the days when you have to spend a large amount of money each month on the telephone bill. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has made it cheaper — and in most cases, free — to place and receive calls. Whether you’re a business owner or an individual user, there is a VoIP […]

VoIP’s evolution in 2018

December 12th, 2017 VoIP

According to several experts, Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems are one of the top investments businesses make, and for good reason. The ability to call anyone from anywhere with an internet connection gives employees lots of flexibility. And with 2018 just around the corner, there will be new VoIP developments to look forward to. […]

VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

November 24th, 2017 VoIP

Switching to internet-based phones gives you the chance to enjoy innovative new call features and significant cost reductions. There are a lot of options when choosing which voice over IP (VoIP) platform you use, but first you need to pick whether you’ll use an open-source or proprietary system. What are “proprietary” systems? When most companies […]

What exactly is unified communications?

November 8th, 2017 VoIP

There was a time when “voice” was the sole business communication solution. Then, we were introduced to emails, texts, and chats, all of which are extremely useful and are here to stay. But wouldn’t it be nice if there was a communication solution that integrated everything — voice, messaging, video — into one platform? That’s […]