Last year, Alan Masarek made news as he left Google to become Vonage’s new CEO.
Mar 14, 2013
(PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Recently, Telappliant News posted an article in which they claimed that VoIP is well on its way to becoming a mainstream service, a common household name. While they are correct, VoIP technologies are now more omnipresent than ever, it is still interesting how few people actually recognize the term “VoIP.”
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a general name for the technology behind Internet video and voice calling. According to VoIP expert Rachel Greenberg, there are lots of famous applications of VoIP technology on the market, though they are rarely marketed in so many words as “VoIP.”
As a result, many people are likely unaware that VoIP has a wide variety of applications, and when implemented correctly in a home or office, can make all the difference in a customer’s monthly finances. Customers have reported savings of up to 80% and 90% on their monthly phone bills after switching to VoIP. Accordingly, TheDigest.com has decided to announce the top 3 most popular applications of VoIP service, and how customers can go one step further to save with VoIP.
1.) Video calling VoIP applications.
Most people are familiar with such popular applications as Skype and Google Talk, which offer video calling services for free to anyone who registers for a Skype or Gmail account. These companies offer very limited free video and voice calling applications. With these services, customers can have video and voice chats with one or two other parties.
However, with more advanced VoIP services likebusiness VoIP provider 8x8, customers can choose a much more feature-rich IP video conferencing suite. These suites can accommodate from as few as 15 to as many as 100 participants in one conference at any time. These solutions are great for businesses with remote employees and clients.
2.) Mobile VoIP apps for smartphones and tablets.
Many people have tried out some of the bigger name VoIP apps, but fewer know that when customers buy a monthly service from most business and residential VoIP providers, there is frequently a free mobile app for download included.
This means that for as little as $5/month, a customer can have both a fully-featured home VoIP service and a mobile app for their tablets and smartphones, so they can make cheap VoIP calls from home and on the road, just the same.
3.) Many big name telecoms are already offering VoIP services, just not in easily-recognizable ways.
Whether or not customers realize it, some of the bigger name telecoms have already started to replace large parts of their internal systems with VoIP. Historically, bigger name providers have used the PSTN (public switched telephone network) to equip their customers with analog phone service. But the PSTN is expensive to maintain and complicated to use, and so many providers have begun to switch over to VoIP systems in subtle ways.
This means that some customers may already be in small part using VoIP technology without even realizing it, while they continue to pay analog prices. Business and residential VoIP services average about $10/month for a single line or extension. For most customers, therefore, it makes more sense to cut out the middle man and go directly with a VoIP provider.