Charlotte companies exploring the options of switching to a VoIP business phone systemoften ask: What are the three “flavors” of VoIP service?
The three “flavors,” otherwise referred to as phone service options, are analog telephone adaptors (ATA), IP phones, and computer-to-computer service. With the demand for VoIP phone services steadily growing, more focus has been shifted to which of these three service options will operate best for companies.
The research firm Infonetics Research reported that despite the economic downturn, businesses continue to switch over from landline phone service to VoIP. The cost savings and productivity enhancing features these phone systems offer keeps attracting more customers.
“With three different service options, VoIP has proven to be quite an adaptable tool for Charlotte companies,” says Mike Canipe of TelWare. “Our customers have been very pleased with how these phone systems network together seamlessly into their business operations.”
“Flavors” of VoIP Phone Systems
Below are the three flavors of VoIP business phones:
- Analog Telephone Adaptor – The simplest and most common of the three options, analog telephone adaptors are portable devices that convert analog signals from a traditional phone into digital data for transmission over the internet. After a quick installation consisting of plugging the cable from your phone that normally goes into the wall socket into the analog telephone adaptor, customers are ready for incoming and outgoing VoIP calls.
- IP Phones – These are specialized phones that look like a normal phone complete with handset, buttons and cradle. They differ from normal phones by utilizing an Ethernet connector that connects directly into your router.
- Computer-to-Computer – For those opting to work strictly through the computer, this is the option for you. All that’s required is a microphone, speakers, and an internet connection. Aside from your internet service provider fee, there is typically no additional charge for computer-to-computer calls, including long-distance calls.
VoIP phone systems have excelled compared to their competition because telephone solutions are vital to improving productivity, efficiency and client service, all while saving costs! All three types of VoIP systems seamlessly integrate performance, reliability and quality into business operations.
“The explosion we’ve noticed in the number of companies switching over to VoIP phone systems directly reflects the beneficial telecommunication services these systems are capable of delivering,” says Canipe. “This unique solution is changing the way business communicate, helping them work smarter and faster.”
Let us help you discover your company’s next business telephone solution! For more information on VoIP phone systems or any of the three service options, call Mike Canipe of TelWare at 704-598-4700. VoIP phone systems have a “flavor” sure to satisfy any Charlotte company’s telecommunications craving!