A form of business VoIP services where the VoIP equipment, servers and services are hosted by the VoIP provider, which manages calls and routes them to and from the subscriber’s existing telephony system and equipment. Hosted VoIP is also frequently referred to as managed VoIP and can save companies from the potentially expensive costs of having to invest in VoIP equipment and manage the system.
As with all VoIP (or Internet telephony) solutions, hosted VoIP services usepacket-switched telephony to transmit calls over the Internet as opposed to the circuit-switched telephony used by the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), although in some hosted VoIP cases calls from the subscriber are routed over the PSTN to the hosted VoIP PBX system.
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- Enterprise VoIP
Enterprise VoIP services are enterprise-grade versions of residential VoIP and business VoIP solutions that provide large organizations with advanced features and functionality such as private branch exchange (PBX) capabilities, conference calling, desk-to-desk calling, music on hold and automated attendants. Enterprise VoIP offerings may also offer an additional level of security such as IPSec encryption, Voice […]
- conference phone
Conference phones are used to initiate and conduct conference calls, which enable multiple callers to listen and/or talk on the same call. In a conference call, the host participants typically run the call with a conference phone, while remote participants dial in to a number that connects them to a conference bridge that links the […]
- 250 GB (250 gigabytes) and why is this phrase so popular
Digital phone services are offered through local phone companies, cable companies and broadband Internet service providers, typically as part of a bundled package with cable television, high-speed Internet access and in some cases cellular telephone service. The digital phone services offered by these providers are actually just re-branded Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, Internet […]
- online phone
Online phones use packet-switched VoIP, or Internet telephony to transmit telephone calls over the Internet as opposed to the circuit-switched telephony used by the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The advantage to online phone calls is that unlike regular long-distance calls, online phone calls are free — there’s no fees beyond the cost of […]
- business telephone system
A system where multiple telephones are used by businesses in an interconnected fashion that allows for features like call handling and transferring, conference calling, call metering and accounting, private and shared voice message boxes, etc. A business phone system can range from just a few telephones in a small business up to a complex private […]