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VoIP Features: A Study in Evolution

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) features have come a long way since the service came about in 1995. Individual consumers and businesses can now choose from a wide variety of features that can make personal and business operations simple. Additionally, VoIP costs are drastically lower than the costs of traditional landline services, wireless services, and DSL phone services. The following are some of the amazing features that consumers can obtain from VoIP providers:

Point-to-Point-Video Calling

Point to Point Video Calling allows people in one location such as a campus to conduct video calling with other parties.

Single Inbox Messaging

The SIM service converts voicemails into convenient WAV files that the service delivers to the subscriber’s Outlook inbox. The person can listen to messages and delete them from the inbox.

Single Number Reach

Single Number Reach is a service that routes calls from an office telephone to a cell phone after a certain amount of rings.

Distinctive Ringtones

Distinctive ringtones can help a business or a consumer to recognize different people who are calling. The consumer can set different ringtones according to priority level.

SMS Notifications

SMS notifications send messages to a user whenever a voicemail comes in. The message will alert the user as to the number of the caller and the time and date of the message. The user can then decide if he or she would like to listen to the voicemail.

Network Failover Forwarding

Network Failover Forwarding is an excellent feature to have during a power outage or an ISP complication. The service forwards calls to a designated alternative phone number so that the customer still receive calls and messages.

Virtual Phone Numbers

A VoIP customer can obtain a multitude of unique virtual phone numbers, and they will all ring on the same line.

Virtual Voicemail Boxes

Each virtual phone number can have its own voicemail box.

SMS Control

Users can control a wide variety of features and settings on their VoIP accounts by simply sending an SMS to a specific number.

Inbound and Outbound Call Routing

VoIP customers can set their own rules and criteria for inbound and outbound calling.

Some basic VoIP features include call waiting, call forwarding, call blocking, caller ID, Do Not Disturb, three-way calling, *67 and *69. The *67 feature hides the number of the caller, and the *69 feature redials the last person who dialed the VoIP number. Modern VoIP services offer more features than many of its technological competitors offer.

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) features have come a long way since the service came about in 1995. Individual consumers and businesses can now choose from a wide variety of features that can make personal and business operations simple. Additionally, VoIP costs are drastically lower than the costs of traditional landline services, wireless services, and DSL phone services. The following are some of the amazing features that consumers can obtain from VoIP providers:

Point-to-Point-Video Calling

Point to Point Video Calling allows people in one location such as a campus to conduct video calling with other parties.

Single Inbox Messaging

The SIM service converts voicemails into convenient WAV files that the service delivers to the subscriber’s Outlook inbox. The person can listen to messages and delete them from the inbox.

Single Number Reach

Single Number Reach is a service that routes calls from an office telephone to a cell phone after a certain amount of rings.

Distinctive Ringtones

Distinctive ringtones can help a business or a consumer to recognize different people who are calling. The consumer can set different ringtones according to priority level.

SMS Notifications

SMS notifications send messages to a user whenever a voicemail comes in. The message will alert the user as to the number of the caller and the time and date of the message. The user can then decide if he or she would like to listen to the voicemail.

Network Failover Forwarding

Network Failover Forwarding is an excellent feature to have during a power outage or an ISP complication. The service forwards calls to a designated alternative phone number so that the customer still receive calls and messages.

Virtual Phone Numbers

A VoIP customer can obtain a multitude of unique virtual phone numbers, and they will all ring on the same line.

Virtual Voicemail Boxes

Each virtual phone number can have its own voicemail box.

SMS Control

Users can control a wide variety of features and settings on their VoIP accounts by simply sending an SMS to a specific number.

Inbound and Outbound Call Routing

VoIP customers can set their own rules and criteria for inbound and outbound calling.

Some basic VoIP features include call waiting, call forwarding, call blocking, caller ID, Do Not Disturb, three-way calling, *67 and *69. The *67 feature hides the number of the caller, and the *69 feature redials the last person who dialed the VoIP number. Modern VoIP services offer more features than many of its technological competitors offer.