5 Advantages of VOIP You Can Read in 5 Minutes

So we’ve spoken about how VoIP can save you money, some basics about the technology, but we haven’t really discussed the advantages of VoIP technology in a cohesive way. We’re going to do just that, and for you busy readers out there, we’re writing it to take less than 5 minutes of reading. So here goes. It’s definitely cheaper than your landline. It’s weird to call it cheap VoIP, but it’s definitely a way to save some funds. If you’re using something that you still call Bell Atlantic as your business phone, chances are VoIP technology can save you a boatload of monthly expenditures. In addition the maintenance costs and replacement phones/parts are cheaper and easier to come by.2. It’s incredibly reliable. Most internet connections have over 99% up time, and as long as you have internet, you will have phone services. In the event of […]

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Does VOIP slow down my business internet?

The short answer is no. But I bet you want to know why, or at least have facts to back up the claim that voip doesn’t slow down your business internet. VoIP, like anything else connected to the internet, needs the ability to exchange packets of data between two locations, in real time. Some serious bandwidth hogs are Netflix, Youtube, or any sort of video streaming service as those require large amounts of available bandwidth because the files are larger. For example, a video that is 3.2gb requires more bandwidth (more ‘room’ to travel) to stream at 1080p than a video that is 2.8gp and is streaming at 720p. VoIP works in very much the same way. Depending on the voice quality, there are more bytes to be sent (neglible compared to video, though). VoIP is at a point where even the highest […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On VoIP Troubleshooting

Our goal is to give you the best client support and services, and to enable you to be your own resource in a pinch. We are always available, but if you ever wonder if it’s you, or us, or your ISP, this VoIP troubleshooting list will be helpful! Most of the time with internet services it is something simple. Incredibly, incredibly simple. Someone may have unplugged the router accidentally, the network cable connecting the router to your LAN is unplugged, your ISP is experiencing an outage, we’re experiencing an outage. Your IT department is updating some critical systems. In situations where you are experiencing a loss in service or call quality, do not panic! All will be right and good in the world. To ease your suffering here is a VoIP troubleshooting cheat sheet you can go through with our client services, or without.  Is there actually […]

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How To Pick a VoIP Provider

 The telecom market is saturated with choices. There are providers for just about any functionality and any price point you can need, but how do you determine your best fit, in this sea of options? We’re going to do your homework for you. By the end of this brief article you’ll have the tools and knowledge you need to investigate your business communications and determine how to pick a VoIP provider that fits your needs.   There are five high level facets of any VoIP provider which should be essential: if you don’t see one of them or your potential provider isn’t transparent, move on. Reliability/Quality Scalability Experience and/or Expertise Service Expertise/troubleshooting expertise Cost These are in no particular order, and that is about it. If you’re interested in learning more about each point, continue reading. If not, go forth and find a […]

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5 Ways VoIP Systems Can Save Your Company Money

First, what is VoIP? It’s very simple. VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol, which means that you use the Internet for phone calls, rather than a telephone line. This eliminates the need for carrier phone lines. Because of this, you could connect distant and remote offices and workers, no matter where they are located, efficiently and affordably.  So for the real question, how can this system save your company money?   1.      Uses the Internet for phone calls Using the Internet for phone calls means you don’t need to pay for carrier phone lines. Using the Internet also allows for easy communication with remote offices and workers, which means your business can spread to more places, which in turn creates growth in your company and income. Freelancers are also now easy to contact (well, easier) and now make up 40% […]

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10 Signs You Should Invest In A VoIP Setup

(MAYBE A SIGN TO UPDATE YOUR INTERNET SERVICES) Chances are if you’re reading this you have an internet connection. Good. Chances are also high that you’re looking to improve how your business communicates with the outside world, or even internally. We want you to know that investing in VoIP for your business is: straightforward cost effective incredibly intuitive Rather than using the phone lines, Your Voice is transmitted Over the Internet (VoIP), the p stands for protocol and really just exists to complete the acronym. We understand and know the reasonable doubts about changing to a newer system, or just change in general. Because of this we’ve outlined the 10 signs that you really should move away from your old communication systems. Your current phones look like this        2. Or this If you still have these phones in your office, just […]

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5 Quick Tips About VoIP

VoIP (Voice over internet protocol) is the capacity to use the Internet to make phone calls, video calls, and more. It is reliable, affordable, and higher quality than traditional phone networks and services. Now, enough with the grandstanding. VoIP is useful, but there are some things that you should have in order before moving forward with a VoIP service. Check your network/LAN. Your network needs to be buttoned up tight. Security is immensely important in an exponentially connected world. A large portion of your company’s data is either on the cloud or will be soon.  Ensuring that you have a firm grasp on the security of your data, and the outlets and channels through which it travels, will enable you to adopt further cloud-based services much, much more quickly and safely. Bandwidth isn’t the only metric for quality. The consistency of the connection […]

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