VoIP is a type of telephony that is largely misunderstood by business due to the lack of information in the mainstream space into this type of technology. That being said, your business can save lot of money in the coming years if you make the switch today. We’ve compiled a number of fun facts to help you get acquainted with VoIP as well as its benefits when it comes to helping you slash your phone bill.
- VoIP to VoIP calls are Free!
If you’d like to call another individual or business entity having the same VoIP provider as you, you won’t have to pay a single cent. This can save you money that you can use for other business-related costs, keeping your overhead low.
- The First VoIP Call Was Made in 1974
It’s hard to believe, but the internet was in existence as far back as the early 70’s. At that time, it was called ARPANET and was used mainly by the military and educational institutions to transmit classified information. They used continuous variable slope delta modulation to transmit a packet of voice data at 16 kb/s (this was an incredible speed at that time) between the Lincoln Lab and the Information Sciences institute in December 1974.
- Use Your Laptop as a Calling Devices
The beauty of VoIP is that it provides you with versatility that you can never get from normal office phones. Should you not have your voice handset nearby, you can pull up the software on your laptop, revealing a soft phone that you can use to make calls. If you’re always on the move, this feature can help you stay in touch with the office and clients in a convenient manner.
- Make Automated Calls With VoIP
If you need to call certain people at a specific time but have a packed schedule, simply key in a few commands and let your VoIP phone do the rest. It will call the person in question, leaving nothing to chance.
- The Free Wi-Fi to Americans Directive and VoIP
The U.S. government is set to offer free Wi-Fi to all its citizens, making VoIP telephony a must for those who would like to cut the cord when it comes to phone bills. With free Wi-Fi, you can use a mobile VoIP handset to call anyone at any time within the continental U.S. region.