What is a VoIP Phone Number and What Does it Do?

The top trend for communication in the business world is VoIP technology. VoIP Technology is the latest technology that allows users to call from different devices using the same number. Thus, eliminating the need of having multiple phone numbers for multiple devices.  

What is a VoIP phone number?

VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol or simply put it is phone service over the internet. It is a real telephone number given to a business but it’s not specific to a single device. It turns standard internet connection into a way to place calls. There are lots of questions to ask about VoIP phone service and we’ve highlighted the top ones here:

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How does VoIP work?

It is a technology that converts your voice into digital signal allowing you to make calls directly from a computer, VoIP phone or other data-driven devices bypassing the phone company entirely. It also offers other forms of communication like fax and text messaging. It can be used for personal as well as business purposes.

The difference between VoIP and regular phone numbers:

VoIP is a communication system that works by converting voice into digital data utilizing data networks to make calls.  Instead of your voice passing through multiple copper wires over long distances it passes through your router. Also, it is assigned to a specific user instead of a specific location. This means you can use a single VoIP number anywhere in the world.

How do I get a VoIP number?

A VoIP phone service provider can help you to get a VoIP number if you sign up for a VoIP plan service. VoIP phone plans are cheaper compared to regular telephone service. Advantages include huge potential savings and greater scalability of systems.

How to get VoIP phone service?

Here are different things you need to get started with VoIP.

First of all, make sure you have a good internet connection with adequate bandwidth. Then choose the type of service according to your communication needs. Next select a service provider to subscribe to. After purchasing your VoIP equipment either from your provider or from another retailer, contact your provider to get a VoIP number or port your existing number and complete the final set up of your VoIP system.

Why should I get a VoIP number?

A VoIP number allows you to enjoy clear calls with low cost and flexibility when compared to conventional phone services.

Cost: Phone service via VoIP costs less than equivalent services from traditional phone service providers even with initial setup expenses. Calls inside the U.S. and Canada are unlimited and international calls are a fraction of the price of a traditional phone line. 

Accessibility: VoIP phone systems do not depend, like other phone devices, on the distance to make calls. It requires good internet connections to connect across the country or worldwide.

Flexibility: A VoIP network is much more flexible as this allows to operate with any device. It can work with computers, tablets, VoIP phones as compared to wired telephone service. It allows you to add unlimited users which is not possible otherwise.

Voice Quality: With a properly setup system the HD voice quality you get with VoIP is unparalleled to traditional copper lines.

Multiple devices: One of the best benefits is the use of multiple devices on a single number which means you can have one main business numbers and assign internal extensions to all employees. 

Area code choice: You can choose or add additional numbers in any area code. This feature helps you to create a local presence in more than one area.

Wait! VoIP still has more benefits

Portability: As a VoIP number is not assigned to a specific user, you can use it anywhere to make and receive calls. This can be done with a VoIP phone, a VoIP mobile app, or even forwarding your VoIP phone to your mobile phone. This means your number follows you regardless of location.

Toll-free numbers: With VoIP numbers you can subscribe to unmetered toll-free calling. No more being charged per minute.

Video call and conferencing: Video calling is already a VoIP credential. It has the advantage of allowing you and your clients to hold video conversations, exchange ideas and much more with flexible meetings from all over the world.

Extra features: You are supposed to pay more for extra features you select with traditional phone services but with VoIP, it is different as it comes with wide range of features such as call forwarding, call waiting, voicemail, caller ID and much more.

Is a new VoIP business phone system right for you?

As technology evolves, so does the way we communicate with one another. Staying on top of the leading advancements in communications is only one benefit of the Transparent VoIP fully managed phone system experience. If your business wants to save money and enjoy the benefits of streamlined communications, then take a few minutes and reach out. We’re here to tailor a communications plan that best fits the needs of your business phone service solution.