Why VoIP is Better
SIP trunk providers Nederland provides many more value-added products than the traditional phone service which can be benefited both to individuals and consumers. It is much more cost effective. But telephone bill for normal telephone service is that once you are having only dial tone you have to pay monthly bill even you do not make any call. You have to pay bill at high rate for local calls and once you make any long distance call which will cost much higher than the local call. But this is not with VoIP service, you will only pay a minimal amount of money for local and long distance calls.
You can make and receive telephone calls using the Internet. You do not have to be connected to the telephone company in order to make or receive a telephone call, as long as you have VOIP services and a high-speed Internet connection. You can still make calls to people who have traditional phones, and you can still receive calls from people who are using regular phones. If you call someone else, they could be a cell phone user, a traditional phone user, or another VOIP user, even from a different VOIP provider than the one you are using.
There are some Auto redial facilities which will enable you to call back a previously called number or keep calling until that number is free. Blocking a anonymous calls which can be helpful in preventing spam calls. Caller ID number and name, allowing you to quickly identify the caller. Call Forwarding (automatic, or if busy or not answered). Call Transfer facility, helpful in businesses that can see a certain number calling, or the reason for the call, and then transfer that number to the appropriate party and save time. Call Waiting, similar to the service commonly found on mobile phones. Conference calling – normally up to six parties. Contact List custom caller ID, so you can use any name or association to recognize instantly the person calling. Distinctive Ringing Tone is another of the useful VoIP applications, appropriate either for a caller group or an individual. Do Not Disturb message to potential callers, similar to that found on Instant Messenger services. Facility to block outgoing caller ID. Free calls to other subscribers of your provider (normally).
Outgoing and incoming fax calls possible, avoiding the need to have bulky and often expensive fax equipment, as well as a separate line. Speed dials facility for a return call. Speed Dial numbers for all contacts. Voicemail (through a voicemail box, or to an e-mail account) – see below. VoIP Virtual Numbers, One of the more interesting VoIP applications is that of VoIP virtual numbers, which can be of benefit both to individuals and corporations. These virtual geographic numbers can be ‘purchased’ from your VoIP provider, and allow you to have a set of phone numbers that are all routed to your central number. For example, you may wish to have fifteen different numbers in different cities in the UK to imply a local presence for your business. When the caller dials the number, it is routed directly through to your central number, and that caller will know no different. In some countries call charges can be markedly different based on the distance of the call, for example in the USA. Therefore, to have a local access number in Miami will mean local callers pay significantly less than they would if they had to dial a number on the other side of the country. The purchase of geographic (and non-geographic) number ranges is becoming more and more worthwhile business for VoIP providers, and a key value-added service.
- VoIP Priority Alert: The example of the VoIP applications allows you to set up different ringing tones depending on the person who is calling you. For example, if you specifically needed to know that your husband/wife was on the phone, you could reserve a tone for that call and would immediately know it was them who was calling.
- VoIP Call Groups: This is a particularly useful way of setting up rules that apply to a certain group of callers. For example, you can block your caller I.D. to everyone you call except members of a specific caller group you set up. Alternatively, you may wish to set up a caller group from whom all calls would be forwarded to your personal mobile number, rather than having this facility apply to every call that comes through.
- VoIP Physical Portability: This is another of the useful VoIP applications. Wherever you go in the world and have access to a high speed internet connection, you can take your VoIP phone with you and use it immediately. When you are online, and wish to make a call, your phone will be recognized, and the call will be charged the same as if you were at home. For example, a caller from London who is away on business in South Africa will be able to use their VoIP phone exactly as they would were they in London, and without having to pay extortionate per minute charges for international roaming calls. It also means that wherever you are in the world, people would still dial the same number to get hold of you. Therefore, if you had a UK 020 phone number, they could dial this number to get you, even if you were in Cape Town.
- Another key benefit of VoIP portability is that if you decide to move house to a different area, there is no need to change your number – you simply keep your VoIP phone with the existing number, and do not incur any charges or inconvenience from the move.
- VoIP Priority Ringing Tones: These VoIP applications allow you to set up different ringing tones depending on the person who is calling you. For example, if you specifically needed to know that your husband/wife was on the phone, you could reserve a tone for that call and would immediately know it was them who was calling.
- VoIP Beyond Voicemail: Some VoIP providers will offer you the option to have a VoIP voicemail service that forwards an e-mail to you. This e-mail is a sound file that you can play on your PC to hear the voicemail. This can be a particularly convenient way of picking up your messages on the move. You can also then forward this e-mail to other people so that a group can all have access to one voice message.
That is an overview of the VoIP applications that are the value-added services on offer to you as a subscriber. As you can see, VoIP offers a number of opportunities to make your calling both more pleasant and efficient.