Business Telecommunication Plans

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Today's business telecommunication plans are increasingly including Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP options. Depending on one's needs, this technology is the most effective way to save money on long distance telephone service. For businesses that make a great deal of long distance calls, it's worth looking into.

VoIP services, rather than using traditional phone company switches, instead use Internet connections to transmit voice and data information. Because of the large amount of data that is transferred over the network, VoIP is meant to be used with high-speed internet connections, such as cable or DSL, rather than a modem, which is too slow. VoIP effectively bundles the analog voice signal into packets of compressed data, which are sent over the network at high speeds.

VoIP Technology and Service Plans

When you compare traditional, circuit switching technology with VoIP, the difference between the two is quite astonishing. For example, VoIP's compressing capability enables numerous phone calls to occupy the same amount of space as a single phone call on a traditional phone line. This boils down to greatly reduced long distance and network management costs, as well as better sound quality, versatility, and efficiency.

Contacting a phone system provider who specializes in businesses can be a good first step. Having someone personally plan out your company's phone system can prevent snags in the future. They should also be able to provide you with a quote up-front, and advise in determining what type of system, VoIP or not, is best for your needs and budget.

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