Flexible VoIP Call Routing
Changing Technologies a for Mobile Lifestyle
It's amazing to see how drastically the world has changed in just the last decade or so. First It was the introduction of mobile phones that allowed people to work from outside the office no matter where they were. Americans especially took advantage of this technology to make their commute times more productive. Then the iPhone came and changed the landscape of mobile calling. Android in quick succession further pushed the boundaries of mobile telecommunications. Once people began to discover that their work was not necessarily tied down to a physical location, a whole new world of opportunities opened up.
The question remains however whether or not the technologies that currently serve us are up to the task of integrating into our mobile lifestyle. The answer is "not really". If you think that the mere possession of the smartphone is enough to serve the user's mobile needs, and again. What happens if you need to move to another location and change her telephone number? What if you go abroad and need to stay in constant touch with your business associates back at home? What if you possess more than one mobile device that you need to carry around depending on the circumstances? Like tablets for example. Is there any good reason why a perfectly functioning tablet should not be used for telecommunications?
The plain answer is that the current PSTN system is hopelessly broken when it comes to integrating with our movements. Telephone numbers are still firmly attached to geographical locations and physical devices. What we need is something like e-mail that can be accessed no matter where we are in the world and on any device that has an Internet connection.
VoIP phones are leading the way in providing us with the much-needed flexibility that we desire. There are many ways to attach a single VoIP number to a multitude of devices with only an Internet connection being necessary. For example, you can have several phones ring simultaneously when a single number is dialed. On the other hand, you can have phones bring one after the other so that you can pick up the appropriate device no matter where you are. This can be a landline, a VoIP phone, a smartphone running a soft SIP client or even a PC.
In addition to being far cheaper than the PSTN system, VoIP phones also sport a variety of enhanced features that are tremendously useful in a work environment today. When choosing an SIP provider, make sure that they deliver all the functionality that you need. Some providers don't allow SIP forking which takes away one of the primary benefits of using VoIP in the first place. Contact your ITSP to find out how you can get started in less than 15 min.