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For those of you who do not know, VoIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, is just a buzzword for many. There are many varieties for VoIP, and many positives and negatives that you need to be aware of when choosing a service. The reason for this web site is to help you distinguish through the techno jargon, so that you can make an educated decision that will save you time, money, and peace of mind.
VoIP service can replace your local phone company. If you just have one POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) line or a voice T1/DS1 (24 bundled dedicated lines), a VoIP solution is meant to replace your phone company. Instead of using your (LEC) Local Exchange carriers's voice connection, VoIP will make you voice digital and send it over an internet connection.
You need to be sure you have enough bandwidth in order for your voice to transmit digitally through the internet and facilitate the communication link. A minimum of a DSL or cable line is required, but most larger companies will want a T1/DS1 line - a dedicated connection directly to the internet that is guaranteed to be up over 99.999% of the time. You will be trusting all of your business voice communication to this new technology, your connection to the internet will become the critical link and you don't want to risk a company wide phone outage to save a few dollars on your broadband connection. We have a solution that will allow you to generate a T1 price quote in just seconds.
Once you have your high-speed internet connection taken care of, it's time to select a VoIP service provider. The company that will actually route your digital voice signal to a VoIP or PSTN telephone line on the other end. In other words, your VoIP carrier will become your local and long distance carrier. The service providers we work with offer unlimited telephone calls to the United States and Canada, all for one fixed price, some restrictions may apply. For companies who average more than $40 in local and long distance usage per employee, VoIP is something to look into.
There are also other benefits of VoIP service, the main benefit being the reduced bandwidth required to conduct a regular telephone conversation. Since a VoIP transmission only requires 32KB of bandwidth, you can fix up to 24 VoIP lines on a data T1, and still have 768KB left over for dedicated high-speed internet access. This means that you can migrate your entire phone system on to your existing T1/DS1 Line and still have half of the T1/DS1 bandwidth allocated for data which equates to 768k.
Other benefits of VoIP is the prioritization of the digital voice signals that are generated when you speak. When no one is talking, the VoIP line does not transmit any data. This allows your T1/DS1 line to dynamically allocate bandwidth as it is needed, instead of permanently blocking out the entire channel of bandwidth.
Last but not least, the most important benefit of VoIP telephone systems is that they come with very rich features. Some common features include the following - Unlimited Local and Long Distance Minutes,Local Number Portability (LNP), Personalized Voicemail, Unlimited On-Net Calling, Caller ID, Caller ID Blocking, Call Waiting, Call ID Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-way Conferencing, Call Return *69 activates, Online Management & Billing, Choose Your Own Area Code, *70 Call Waiting Disable, *78/*79 Do Not Disturb, *77/*87 Anonymous Call Blocking, Distinctive Ringing for Virtual Numbers, Virtual Phone Numbers (DID's) all over the world, Enhanced 911, and Toll Free Services.
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VoIP - Business VoIP solutions, you choose the VoIP provider. - VoIP - Voice over the Internet Protocol. The Truth about VoIP from unbiased VoIP and Broadband consultants.
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Unlike DSL and other broadband technologies that are limited to only densely populated areas, T1 service is available just about anywhere with a phone line. T1, also known as DS1, uses repeaters to boost up the signal strength of the transmission - allowing it to travel up to 50 miles away from the nearest Central Office location. Our coverage area includes all of the following states:
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