If you haven't figured it out already, the IT world is full of acronyms. Here at LightBound we work with several acronyms on a daily basis like WAN, VPN, and PBX. You may not be the IT person at your company, but there is a good chance you come across terms like these. One of the latest technologies that can help your business is VoIP.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a relatively newer tool that has been developed (like so many other recent services) from the digital era. This technology allows you to make telephone calls over a data network. The VoIP converts the voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over the data network, and then converts itself back at the other end so you can speak to anyone with a regular phone number.
What does this mean?
Simply put- your computer, along with your data network, acts as your voice service provider.
Why choose a VoIP?
- Lower cost- No more dealing with multiple providers for separate voice and Internet access services. If you have a T1 circuit or higher bandwidth Internet connection, you don't need to maintain separate lines and to pay more to do so.
- Increased functionality- Because VoIP is digital, it can offer features and services that are not available with a traditional phone.
- No limitations- You can call anyone who has a telephone number, including local, long distance, mobile, 411 operating assistance, and international numbers.
- Total solution- More functionality at a lower price allows organizations to focus personnel and budget on core business activity.