Who are the Top Providers?
There are about a dozen main VoIP providers in North America, and they all offer similar products.
Therefore, whether you choose Vonage or Nextiva, is not as important as whether VoIP will meet your needs.
What you should do before you choose between Voip Service Providers is do the research.
Pick your Services then Voip Service Providers
International Calling Voip Service Providers
When you need International Calling you need 8X8
8X8 has limited Plans that you choose based on where you need to call internationally.
Plan 1 is North America alone. Good for businesses and personal use in NA.
Plan 2 is roughly half the world. Costs are of course higher but your business has needs.
Plan 3 is roughly anywhere in the world. Perfect for True international companies dealing world Wide.
When is VOIP Right ?
Determine if VoIP is the right type of phone service for you.
VoIP stands for voice over internet protocol.
VOIP converts voice calls to packets of data that are sent over the internet to the recipient and vice versa.
This means that, in order for VoIP to work for you, you must have a fast, reliable internet connection.
Thousands of packets of data need to be sent very quickly.
Needless to say, VoIP doesn’t work during power outages.
If you live in an area where power outages are a regular occurrence then VoIP may not be the best choice for you.
On the other hand, if you already have a fast, reliable internet connection and a business with multiple computer terminals, VoIP might be the ideal solution for your business phone needs.
VOIP Service methods
VoIP can support communication through voice, Web conference, videochat, instant messaging and more.
A well thought out VoIP system can be a great asset to the management of a business.
Most VoIP providers will work closely with a potential customer to ensure that the product provided is the right fit for that customer.
That the system receives regular evaluations and is upgraded as necessary.
Your provider will evaluate your existing equipment and internet capabilities.
The VOIP Provider will recommend the system that will best accommodate your needs.
Remember to obtain quotes from more than one company before you make a final choice.
You will be sure you are getting what you need for the best possible price.
While many people many people living in the city’s need nothing more than their Cell Phone.
There is definitely a need for alternative methods in rural area’s since cell service is not as reliable.
Read our Main Article on VOIP Phone Services to understand your options and limitations.