Businesses looking to maximize their tablet usage can utilize the devices to make VoIP calls, according to PhonesReview. Although this may sound complex, all that’s needed is an app to make the device ready to make calls over the internet.
While legacy phone lines have been the standard for decades, the improvement of broadband has brought the era of VoIP. VoIPReview.org said with this technology, both residential households and businesses can see some great benefits, including less expensive nationwide and international calls, video conferencing functionality and the ability to add and subtract phone lines with ease.
The VoIP market is growing larger and more rich with new businesses who have decided to give the technology a try. TechDay said there is clear reason for this, as users can save time, money and increase productivity, but toll fraud and other risks must accounted for when moving to an IP based phone system, TechDay reported.
With the future of VoIP and similar technologies currently in legal flux, the Federal Communications Commission will likely play an important role in how this technology is regulated over the next many years.
Companies such as Skype and now Facebook offer free VoIP services, but ComputerWeekly reported that companies cannot always assume these freebies are ideal them. One big reason why these may not work is because of the amount of outages that programs like Skype have versus paid solutions. Another free VoIP call system, Apple’s FaceTime, had five hours of downtime last month.
Although companies should be looking into adopting VoIP to help make voice communication much easier and more efficient, IP communications expert Jon Arnold wrote on VoIP-News.com that security should a priority when adopting any new solution.
The Federal Communications Commission is looking to manage and assign phone numbers to VoIP companies and are requesting comments from the public on this new rule. Companies today must gain numbers from landline phone companies, but the new rule will allow providers to get these numbers directly.
One of the best ways to save money on a phone bill these days is to completely ditch the old way of doing business and add a VoIP solution. NRGadget said small businesses are starting to figure this out.