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VoIP – Then and Now

In the not-so-distant past businesses had a legitimate concern about whether VoIP phone systems had what it takes to replace traditional landlines. This could especially be seen in the quality of the calls, and how they were transmitted and received. Since then, Voice over Internet Protocol has become a viable, cost-saving phone option for many businesses. Here’s a quick overview of the leaps and bounds VoIP has made:

In the early days of VoIP’s existence both ends of a call had to be seated at a computer – not exactly convenient for all businesses or contacts. These calls were not only limiting in how they were placed, but there were issues with volume (too quiet to be understood) and could be overrun with static. Clearly, as a business solution, VoIP may have had a promising future, but lacked practical application. Today, we see a very different voice solution.

VoIP is now the tried and true business phone solution that it was designed to be, touting many features and benefits going above and beyond traditional phone systems. Because the solution is run through the internet, it opens the door for integration with other online business applications – something unheard of with landlines. This ability allows users to cut down on call data entry, and makes getting more done in less time a reality. Not only that, utilizing VoIP also creates the opportunity to take calls on multiple devices – be it your desktop phone, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

VoIP may have been risky business after its inception, but today it has become the top of the line business phone solution. If you’d like more information about VoIP features and functions, click here.