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Out of Office Work – the Benefits of VoIP

Updated on May 15, 2012
VoIP Conferencing Solutions on the go
VoIP Conferencing Solutions on the go

Crafting a Mobile Workforce

These days the business environment is very different from what it used to be. Employees spend an increasing amount of time away from their desks and out of the office. In addition, to and fro commute times have been transformed into office hours by the easy availability of mobile phones. Business has also gone global. The requirements for a large number of people to meet up across various time zones necessitates the ability to connect from virtually anywhere. This shift has been driven by the cellular revolution. Indeed, it would be impossible to maintain the current work style without the ability to contact each other on the go

This is a perfect opportunity for VoIP to shine. As employees begin to use up more and more of their voice minutes, businesses are increasingly turning their attention to technologies which allow for unlimited calls. Due to the fact that most of the time employees are within the confines of a Wi-Fi zone, VoIP technologies can easily take over when necessary. Due to its excellent interoperation with the traditional PSTN system, it is possible for one or many members to use VoIP as part of a conference call.

Traditional cellular technologies come packaged with a voice plan that provides a certain number of minutes to every user. With conference calls sometimes lasting for hours, this can prove to be an expensive proposition for businesses everywhere. Such a problem cries out for an Internet-based solution – and VoIP is there to pick up the slack.

Unlimited Minutes for Interoffice Calls

It goes without saying that the largest chunk of communications takes place between offices. When the employees working on a single project come together, they all connect to a single hub. Crafting VoIP solutions for such a structure is easy and allows for an unlimited amount of talk time between employees using the same SIP VoIP system.

There are many different types of VoIP phones. Depending on the situation, employees can choose to use the appropriate device at any given time. This is where one of the best VoIP features called SIP forking comes into play. When a person has a large number of telephone devices, it makes sense that they should be able to use whichever is closest to them at the time. In addition, all of them should be reachable with the same telephone number. It doesn't make sense for a hardware device to be locked down to one contact address. VoIP allows employees to spread that telephone number across as many devices as necessary. So they can use a traditional VoIP phone when sitting at their desk or a mobile phone when they're moving around in their car.

Contact your Internet Telephony Service Provider or ITSP to find out how you can get started with VoIP in less than 15 min.

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