Advantage and Disadvantage Advantages of VOIP services: You get to make free long distance calls, and you get all the free features such as caller id, call waiting, three-way calling, voice mail and more.
VOIP cost about half the cost of traditional phone services and it seems that the taxes and surcharges are much lower.
Disadvantages of VOIP services Sometimes you hear an echo sound through your phone; it sounds like you are repeating yourself. Also if your cable or DSL goes out, so does your phone line.
There is no emergency reliability. Maybe you will never need it, but if you have to use 911, you have to give exact address and name. They have a hard time tracking where you are and this could cost you valuable seconds.
Advantages and Disadvantages of VOIP-Intertangent Technology VOIP may be the right solution but it may not be suitable for everyone. The investment in VOIP for enterprise WAN makes sense if an enterprise has offices in multiple locations and their average annual spending on inter-office communication is substantial. Before implementation of VOIP, companies might consider whether installing VOIP can reduce communication costs and/or increase productivity. Since there are still many things to be accomplished in the field of VOIP, there are also some disadvantages. Below are listed some of the advantages and disadvantages of using VOIP.
One of the biggest advantages of using VOIP is that it helps in reducing the cost by huge volumes depending on the size and business of the company. Most of companies make regular calls to other states or nations. For them, long distance telephone costs will depend on when and how long a company places a call.
VoIP Advantages of IP telephony There are some advantage of IP telephony is following here:-
* Free inter-office calls. If you have many offices, these can be linked over the Internet providing you with free inter-office calls.
* On-screen dialling. Click on an outlook contact and the number is automatically dialed.
* Voicemail. You can have unlimited voicemail boxes, and have various rules which determine which message is played to which caller.
* Auto-attendant. You can have unlimited auto-attendants, one speaking to you while you pick up your messages, another one to a user while they make a choice which extensioin they wish.
* Screen popping. See who is calling you when they call.
* Home working. Plug in a phone at home, and automatically receive you work bound calls.
* Integration with Microsoft Outlook. Use your contacts, no need to maintain multiple phone lists.
* Scripting. Handle a call any way you like.
VoIP Small Business Advantage
Small businesses, home-based businesses, and self-employed individuals have been turning to internet telephone service (also called broadband phone or VOIP) in droves.
There are some VOIP Advantage is follow here's:-
* If your small business has to seem large, a virtual PBX with a dial-by-name directory might help. These systems cost thousands to install. But many VOIP companies let you rent this service for less than a hundred dollars a month.
* Give each member of your team their own outside line. With most VOIP companies, each line costs around $10.
* Get one or more 1-800 numbers at around $10/month.
VoIP Advantages at a state of the art technology At the present time Voice over IP via the public Internet does not yet offer a real alternative since the quality of service today has not yet reached the level of circuit-switched telephony. A number of IP forums (ETSI EP TIPHON, Voice-over-IP-Forum etc.) are making great efforts to find solutions for achieving a better quality of service. It is anticipated that a competitive quality will be achieved in the near future.
For the time being Voice over IP thus appears to be better suited for intranets which are easier to control and administer. Although there are still no standards available for the quality of service for these networks, it is nevertheless possible to design a network (for example by expanding bandwidth on routes that are to be used for transporting voice) in such a way that an acceptable quality of service is achieved for voice transmission.
Cable Providers Grab VoIP Advantage As competition intensifies between cable companies, telcos, and other service providers, VoIP is becoming a key differentiator in the marketplace. While independent hosted service providers like Vonage are currently dominating the VoIP market, many analysts see the advantage soon shifting to cable companies.
Mike Arden, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, says the shift in the market is likely to come early in 2006. "In 2005, the hosted providers are slightly ahead of the cable
guys-but starting in 2006, we see cable dominating," he says. At the same time, Arden sees the hosted service providers continuing to lead in terms of innovation.
They're trying to expand how their services work with other programs, working with calendars and Outlook and things like that," he says.
For the cable guys, when they're rolling out VoIP service, it's just basic voice service that looks like what you would be used to on your POTS
Get the VoIP advantage with vPro With Skype installed on Intel vPro PCs, telephone chats and voice conferences have never been so clear - not to mention cost-effective.
Communication within the business sector has long relied on telephones and emails. Advances in VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol) mean that organisations of all sizes can reap huge cost savings by making phone calls via the internet - and Intel vPro technology together with an application such as Skype play a central part in such efficiency.
Skype takes advantage of the capabilities afforded by Intel vPro technology to allow for crystal-clear voice conversations at all times, even when multiple applications are running simultaneously on a PC.
With Skype's conference-call facility supporting conversations with up to 10 users at the same time, the use of Skype as a VoIP application enables businesses to keep in touch with clients, or conduct company conference calls in a highly cost-effective manner.
Most IT managers recognise VoIP advantages More than half (54 per cent) of UK enterprise IT managers feel there are more advantages than barriers to VoIP adoption this year, according to a new study commissioned by
Zycko. The survey of 3,000 IT managers found that 57 per cent of financial services firms cited voice and data convergence, rather than cost cutting, as the most important reason to rethink their voice and data strategy in 2006.
Less than half of IT managers in the financial services sector felt that cost cutting was the most
important factor in reviewing their systems, but the majority of IT managers in manufacturing and the retail, transport and distribution sector cited cost.
However, 54 per cent of all IT managers surveyed said barriers to VoIP adoption would not deter them from reviewing their voice and data procurement to consider a VoIP solution in 2006.
The Power of Integrated Business Communications Early adopters of IP Communications solutions have realized substantial savings in toll charges, maintenance, and support costs. But recent studies reveal that the principal reason for adopting IP Communications isn?t just cost savings, it?s the potential for deploying new business applications that transform communications and build competitive advantage. Many experts believe that unprecedented business agility will be delivered when advanced data
applications-such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and supply chain management
(SCM)-are transparently integrated with IP Communications solutions such as IP telephony, unified messaging, contact centers, and rich media (voice, data, and video) conferencing. When both networked applications and IP Communications solutions use the same intelligent network infrastructure, organizations will transcend individual productivity improvements and enjoy enterprisewide efficiency. Read further to see why different industries have deployed IP Communications solutions from Cisco Systems. Find out how top companies are taking advantage of the integrated network intelligence that a Cisco solution can deliver.
Dialing in the VoiP Strategic Advantage Since Alexander Graham Bell's day, businesses have bought telephone services the same way they've purchased electricity, janitorial functions, and water for the
cooler-as packaged offerings defined by an outside provider. Sure, companies could choose from a menu of configuration options and service plans, but, in the end, the phone company or vendor called the shots. The breakup of telephone monopolies such as AT&T in the 1980s changed the mix of providers, but it left intact the century-old public-switched telephone network they employ, and it left service decisions up to suppliers. As a result, companies have been
constrained-more than they know-by the legacy phone systems they've depended on.
That's changing fast. While the vast majority of individuals and companies still rely on conventional phones, an estimated 10 percent of international phone traffic now travels over the Internet using voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP. Most telling, this year, for the first time, U.S. companies bought more new Internet-phone connections than conventional phone lines.
Users slow to take advantage of
Although voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has been bandied about for years already, it has yet to take off in a big way in Singapore. Apart from being able to make the occasional long-distance phone call over the Internet, business implementation of the technology has been less than spectacular.
According to research by International Data Corp. (IDC) late last year, 60 percent of companies in Singapore are not planning to bundle voice and data on their wide area networks (WANs) while an estimated 33 percent are considering doing so but at a later time.
The public switch telephone network (PSTN) infrastructure in Singapore is very good which made companies reluctant to use a new
technology, said Sandra Ng, vice president for communications and peripherals research, IDC Asia-Pacific.
There is a natural resistance among human beings to move away from what's comfortable.
VOIP-Advantages of Using VOIP Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), is a technology that allows you to make telephone calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analogue) phone line.
The practical upshot of this is that by using some of the free VOIP software that is available to make Internet phone calls, you are bypassing the phone company (and its charges) entirely.
In addition, the quality of VOIP is good. Your voice is digitalized and transported over the Internet as well as over the phone company's private network using Internet Protocol (IP) service. A broadband phone call happens in real time. More than likely you receive many VOIP phone calls in the course of a week without realizing it. This is because the phone line quality for VOIP is the same if not better than the traditional phone services.
Good value for money too. VOIP service is available to anyone in the world who has an Internet broadband connection
. Number portability. This allows you to keep the same telephone number you had before subscribing to the Internet-based plan.
VoIP Phone Service Advantages and Drawbacks Today seems to be a slower day in Search Engine News so with rumors spreading this week about Google getting into VoIP phone service and with AOL, Yahoo, and MSN already in the running with testing VoIP services outside of the US and/or planning them here in the States, we thought we would bring you an excellent rundown of VoIP telephone services by Michael Lemm, who authors Broadband Nation. VoIP phone service providers offer many advantages to the residential and small office/home office user. If you have a high speed internet connection then choosing a VoIP phone service might be right for you. But before you run out & buy the 1st thing you
see arm yourself with a little education 1st. The benefits must make sense to you or you are just following the crowd.
The price of a VoIP phone line is a fraction of the cost of a traditional telephone line, the long distance calls are much less expensive if they are made via a VoIP provider, and applicable taxes are far lower with VoIP phone service than with a traditional phone service.
VoIP phone service providers offer great advantages VoIP phone service providers offer many advantages to the residential and small office/home office user. If you have a high speed internet connection then choosing a VoIP phone service might be right for you.
The price of a VoIP phone line is a fraction of the cost of a traditional telephone line, the long distance calls are much less expensive if they are made via a VoIP provider, and applicable taxes are far lower with VoIP phone service than with a traditional phone service. Some VoIP phone service providers offer a phone line for around $9 U.S.
dollars per month and will charge you for calls you make at the rate of 1-3 cents per minute depending on the provider. Most VoIP phone providers offer a bundled service offering unlimited incoming calls and unlimited long distance calls to anyone in the U.S. or Canada for one small fee. VoIP unlimited calling plans start at $19.95 per month. Click here to see a list of VoIP Providers.
Inherent Cost Advantages of VoIP Networks In their evaluation of VoIP solutions, carriers quite often need to perform cost analyses of VoIP equipment vs. TDM equipment. Due to some carriers? unfamiliarity with VoIP technology and their experience in the TDM world, they make the mistake of basing their cost analysis on a comparison of price-per-port (PPP) between these completely different technologies. The purpose of this white paper is to explain the cost elements and clarify the cost advantages of VoIP over TDM networks. These advantages relate to capex and opex (which is crucial in times of decreasing margins), as well as the types of services supported.
Advantages to Using VoIP at Home There are many advantages to using VoIP at home. Here are just some of the reasons how home users can benefit from
VoIP.Most VoIP providers offer packages from 200 to unlimited minutes per month. These calls do not differentiate between interstate, intrastate, or local calls within North America. In fact, the minutes apply to both local and long distance calls within North America. The exception is Verizon VoiceWing, where calling Canada would be charged at long distance rates. The minutes included in plans range from 100 minutes to "unlimited" (certain restrictions may apply) minutes per month.
VoIP customers may choose their phone number from many area codes (even in US/Canada), regardless of where they live or where the ATA is used.