Ways To Save Your Money On Phone CallsDocument Transcript
Ways To Save Your Money On Phone Calls
In any business, communication expenses do form a major part of the budget and
increasingly so, with the economic meltdown. Today, everyone is looking for ways to curtail
the cost of communication and it is this reason that has made VoIP so popular is its ability
to make people save money. With VoIP solutions you can meaningfully reduce your monthly
phone bills. It applies to any kind of subscriber, from the mobile-savvy individuals to the
The fact is most homes and small businesses are still clinging to the traditional PSTN phone
service, also called landline, and many people, especially the elders, are averse to switching
over to VoIP system due to the pain of a new idea. But remember getting a VoIP line does
not debar you from making use of the existing traditional phone sets.
The cost of VoIP service depends largely on the plan you choose. Different service
providers tailor their service plans in a variety of ways, and you will surely get a package
that suits your needs and optimizes your cost – provided you are willing to do some pre-
study and research all available options. There are VoIP services that are free in certain
circumstances, so gather all facts before selecting the plan and the service provider.
Of course, VoIP service requires an Internet connection, preferably a DSL line, with
adequate bandwidth. Besides, a special device called ATA (known as a phone adapter) is
needed to sit between your phone set and the DSL Internet router. The phone adapter
device is supplied to you with any new subscription, and you do not have to bother running
around to buy it. But if your business is too big and you need an advanced system, then
consider opting for a full-fledged business VoIP system.
With VoIp system, you can use your PC to make free calls worldwide. There is no
geographical restriction on location or country and no additional device is needed. All you
need is a computer with an Internet connection with adequate bandwidth. You have to
choose a PC-based VoIP service and download and install its application called a softphone.
You can use a headset to make and receive calls. A classic example is Skype which today has
350 million users worldwide. Downloading and registering for the service is free, and if the
communication is between users of the same service, the calls are also free and unlimited.
Most individuals and businesses spend a lot of money on calling people living abroad, be it
close relatives, friends, customers or business contacts. The best way to make completely
free international calls is through a computer connected to the Internet. As explained
before, you can use software based VoIP services to make free calls worldwide.
Another way of saving on international calls is by using virtual numbers. A virtual number is
an anonymous number that you attach to a real number, such that when someone calls you on
the virtual number, your real phone rings. There may be instances when you need to call
someone abroad on your mobile or landline phones, and this kind of service is not free as
yet. But it still can be cheaper as some service providers have designed plans with really
cheap call rates.
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