5 Things You Didn’t Know About VoIP

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  • February 21, 2017

VoIP systems are becoming more and more attractive where communications matter. Here are some VoIP facts that you may not know, that shed some light on this essential technology:

1. VoIP is Nothing New.

The first VoIP calls were made by ARPANET in 1974, and the VoIP technology has been developing since the 1970s. However, the VoIP technology we know and use today was invented by Vocaltec in 1995.

2. Voicemail to Email.

With voicemail to email, all voicemails are accessible at any time. It allows users to listen to their messages from a computer or mobile device, and save the audio files on your computer. Some VoIP services also feature voicemail transcription, which sends a text version of the voicemail message to your email address.

3. If you want, you can use your laptop for making VoIP calls.

As long as you have an Internet connection and a hosted VoIP system, you can log into your VoIP account on any computer or smartphone and access all of your VoIP features and benefits. All you need is a microphone and speakers or headphones on your computer.

4. You can keep your original phone number.

One of the features of VoIP is phone number portability. When a company is switching phone service, keeping the same phone number is critical for daily business because it reduces confusion among customers.

5. VoIP offers the same benefits for small businesses.

VoIP technology has become popular for small businesses because it offers the same features as large businesses have without big business prices. VoIP provides call forwarding, voicemail and conferencing.

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