VoIP is a great money saver for corporate and residential users. Although cost savings are greater for companies with multiple branch connections, people who do or want to make many long-distance calls can also have significant savings.
Companies with branches (national and international) can make significant savings in their telephone expenses through the use of VoIP. All calls within the organization will be treated as local calls, even if they are in another country. In addition, local phone numbers can be set up in different parts of the world, allowing people to call the company at the same cost as local calls.
VoIP also has features that can make communication between offices easier and more efficient. Group calls can be configured so that many people can share in different places. Participants can be in the same building or in another country. Even people who are outside the office network can participate. People can be invited to a conference call by email and the conference administrator has the ability to interrupt conference parties at any time.
Corporate voice mail and call forwarding are part of most corporate VoIP packages. When you call an organization, people can call their calls by calling an extension number or by specifying the name of the person or department they want to communicate with. Unanswered calls are automatically sent to voicemail.
Many VoIP functions can be automated and pre-programmed (for example) restricts some people access to sections within the organization, or some voice messages are played at certain times of the day.
People can also make use of VoIP. In addition to saving on local and remote calls, there are all the additions included in the basic VoIP service. Traditional phone companies charge extra for calling, forwarding, and reconnecting, but all of these are included in the core packages provided by most VoIP service providers.
VoIP also has special features that a traditional telephone company can not offer. You can get many different phone numbers in different locations, all geared to your home phone. This allows people to contact you at local prices, even if they are in the middle of the world. It also allows you to set up separate lines for many family members; Your teen may prefer to have his or her own phone number.
People who travel frequently can carry their VoIP phone and connect it to any broadband connection anywhere in the world. This allows you to make calls with friends and neighbors in your home at the same cost as a local call, no matter where you are in the world. People can also contact you by dialing your local VoIP phone number. The online call is routed to your current location, whether in Hong Kong or Timbuktu.
When connecting from a VoIP phone to PSTN, the cost is much cheaper than the traditional telephone company’s fees. But guess what? When calling other VoIP subscribers, calls are completely free! The more friends and relatives using VoIP, the lower the phone bill.