VoIP is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. You may have heard it also called voice over IP, broadband calling and internet calls among other names. Don’t let the fancy technology sounding names confuse you. Simply put, VoIP is phone service over the internet.

The end-user experience with VoIP works just like a traditional land line. You pick up the phone and dial the phone number of the person you’re trying to reach. Likewise, your phone will ring when someone calls your phone number. But that’s about the extent of similarities. Read on to learn the differences, ways VoIP can benefit your business and how easy it is to switch.

How VoIP is Different

While the end-user experience of using VoIP is the same, there are differences between VoIP and conventional landlines. The main difference you’ll notice is in the price. VoIP is a very cost-effective phone solution. Since it uses your internet connection there’s no maintenance required to the communication infrastructure making VoIP an affordable option.

Another big difference is how you use your phone service. Traditional landlines have only one medium: the phone. With VoIP, your phone service can be used by different devices. Besides the obvious telephone, you can also use your desktop computer, laptop, and mobile device – all using the same phone number.

Benefits of VoIP for Business

VoIP can give your business an advantage over using traditional phone services. Since VoIP works over the internet, it provides access to advanced applications that can potentially help your staff be more productive.

Having a VoIP phone service allows you to work on-the-go, which could enhance your team’s connectivity. You’ll be able to access your employees and customers without needing to be at your desk all the time.

Aside from the portability, VoIP offers various useful business features such as conference bridges, virtual fax, auto attendant, and some even offer music on hold.

How to Switch to VoIP

Switching to VoIP is easy. You will need a high-speed internet connection to get started. magicJack for BUSINESS VoIP phone systems are ready to use out of the box. No IT person required! You can be up and running in as little as 10 minutes. Click to request an instant quote today or call 888-652-4976.