For those not familiar with VOIP, you’re arguably missing one of the simplest yet sophisticated pieces of technology that takes what we already know, the telephone, and makes it even better.
Not only is VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) improving how we communicate, but it’s also safe, affordable and has no real drawbacks whatsoever, a rare mix for any product or service.
VOIP, simply put, is making phone calls over your internet connection versus the traditional means of the landline, an outdated and antiquated way of calling that, while affordable, really should have been put out to proverbial pasture decades ago.
Thanks to VOIP, that might be more of a feasible idea than it was 20 years ago.
Some argue that VOIP is highly questionable based on the fact that the internet and your phone calls simply don’t mix. That discussion centers on calls being dropped due to slow connections or the idea that a call can be hacked based on the security element that is (or is not) your broadband privacy.
If there’s one thing the average consumer and subsequent internet users knows is that a secure network is paramount no matter if you’re streaming phone calls or Netflix.
VOIP is simply a better option, with no real drawbacks, despite all the chatter about privacy.
VOIP not only is less expensive of an option but the call clarity and quality is far beyond anything you’d expect from a traditional landline.
As far as price goes, you’re going to spend about half as much for VOIP as you would for a landline. Because the call is broadcast over the internet (and we’re going to assume your broadband has some strength to it, as most do), the idea of dropping a call is somewhat laughable and you’ll be all smiles enjoying a call minus the static.
But the real money when it comes to VOIP is the extra features, such as being able to make calls from your laptop or tablet, along with integrated voicemail that shows up on the web visually to see call history (and faxing to an email address).
And you can’t discount just how video calling through VOIP has changed how you conduct business or network or simply keep in touch with friends and family. This capability is possible thanks to that internet connection, and you’d be hard pressed to find an individual or CEO of an organization who isn’t going to love the idea of a face to face sales meeting or just a chat with a sibling who lives thousands of miles away.
Cutting your phone cord already was in the back of your mind, and now with VOIP, you can easily snip it without so much as a second thought.