What is VoIP?

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about VoIP phone systems… And with good reason. They are less expensive to install, maintain and upgrade than traditional business telephone systems. You also receive more features (e.g., voicemail, long distance, conference calls, etc.) for less money.

The reason VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is so versatile is because it uses the internet to make calls instead of traditional phone lines. Simply put, VoIP converts an analog audio signal (your voice) into a digital one and then transfers that information over the internet to the person you’re talking to. By using the internet instead of traditional phone lines, you’re bypassing the big telcos entirely… And saving a bundle in the process.

If you’ve used Vonage, Skype or Google Voice before, you’ve used VoIP. In fact, chances are you’ve used VoIP when placing a long distance call. Telephone companies often route long distance calls through their network via VoIP–without you even knowing it!

How could VoIP work for your business?

Because of the growing popularity of VoIP over traditional telephone systems, prices for VoIP telephone systems have dropped significantly and are very affordable, no matter what size your business is. And because of the internet-connected nature of VoIP, support for your VoIP phone systems can be administered remotely, saving on support costs. Some of the features that are included with VoIP service are:

  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • Call Transfer
  • Three-Way Calling
  • Long Distance
  • Call-Filtering Options

Minneapolis-based OAC Technology has been working with VoIP for over 10 years and can help you find the solution that’s right for your business. With our Minneapolis phone solutions, business owners receive crystal clear phone services, first-class support, inexpensive installation costs and every extra feature you’ve ever wanted for your business phone lines. Set up a free phone system consultation today!

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