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When people talk about the benefits of VoIP (Voice Internet Protocol) telecoms, they often focus on the cost savings and the call quality. Obviously, these are both great benefits, but not enough attention is paid to what it is actually like to use VoIP day-to-day and the flexibility it can add to your communications. Today we’re focussing on how VoIP allows you to take your business number with you wherever you are!

Multiple Devices – One Account, One Number
As VoIP technologies are applications rather than specific devices, they can run on a desktop, a laptop, a mobile phone, or can be connected to existing desk phones.  If you are a VoIP user, and you have your VoIP app installed on multiple devices, the same account is shared across all those devices. This means that if you open the VoIP app on your desktop or your mobile phone, you’ll have all the same contacts and call history synced between them, but more importantly, you have the same number on all these devices.

Have Two Phones In One

One of the benefits of sharing an account and phone number across multiple devices is that by having your VoIP app of choice installed on your mobile, you can always have your business phone line with you, without having to physically carry a second mobile phone around.

Call All Your Devices at Once

Not everyone is at their desk all day long and coming back to realise that you’ve missed the important phone call you had been waiting for can be really annoying. With VoIP, you can have all your devices call at the same time. So, when that call you’ve been waiting for finally comes, your mobile and your laptop will both start “ringing” at the same time as your desk phone. You can answer on whichever device is more convenient for you. This way you never miss a call just because you happened to be away from your desk.

Perfect For Working From Home

Over the past year, many companies found themselves having to transition to working from home over a very short period of time. Businesses which were already using VoIP found this transition much easier as they could continue using the same business numbers that they had used at their office, and all their contacts and customer details were synced automatically from their in-office systems to those on laptops, home computers, and mobile devices.

We hope this has been a useful guide to some of the benefits of having a unified communications system via VoIP. Carden Telecoms have helped businesses of all sizes to modernise and streamline their communications. If you would like to implement VoIP in your workplace, speak to our team today

Author: Dave King

Dave King is the Co-Founder and Director of Carden Telecoms and the wider Carden IT Group. Dave is experienced in business telecoms with a focus on cloud telephony and connectivity services.

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