Your Guide to VoIP

More and more businesses are choosing VoIP as their main telephone system. Here’s everything you need to know about it – and why you may consider VoIP the best choice for your business.

As VoIP runs off the internet, you’ll need a good broadband connection and bandwidth. At Distant Voice, we can help check the speeds available in your area – and set you up with the best system.

What is VoIP and how does it work

VoIP uses the internet to ‘send’ phone calls. You can call any landline or mobile number from a VoIP phone in the same way you would use a traditional analogue or digital phone – as well as receive calls from anyone, anywhere.

What do you need?

You’ll only need VoIP handsets, broadband and a switch to connect your devices to the router. You won’t need a PBX unit, which require cards, maintenance fees and remote support charges.

Why choose VoIP

With VoIP, most features are free and, if you move premises, you keep the same number with no porting costs or disruption to your business.

If you take on more staff, this usually means new handsets and sometimes buying new cards for your system with an engineer visit. This isn’t a problem for VoIP. We simply send you a new handset to plug in and start using straightaway.

What do you use the internet for?

One of the most important things to consider when opting for VoIP is what you use the internet for. Whether for apps or sending emails, making calls or downloading content, every activity – as well as the number of people using it – will affect your connection and speeds. We can help you work out the best connection for your business – now and in the future.