Your Phone Is Already VoIP

Your Phone is really a VoIP phone
by Cliff Painter     Thursday, April 6th, 2017.

Chances are that you’ve used a VoIP phone without even realizing it. Though VoIP can be something of an enigma to most people, it doesn’t have to be. It is really simple technology that has revolutionized the way we communicate. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about your phone:

Fact #1: Your Phone Uses VoIP Technology

Most of us don’t even think twice about how our phone calls are made. But what you might not have realized is that you most likely use VoIP calling technology every day. If you get your phone service with your internet and cable, call over WiFi on your cell phone, or use a digital device to call (like your smartwatch), you’re using VoIP technology.

Boiling it down to the bare bones, all VoIP means is you are using the Internet to make calls rather than the traditional copper phone lines. That’s it. So next time you answer your phone using WiFi calling, you’ll know that you’re using VoIP to do it.

Fact #2: VoIP Phone Technology Is Secure

Most VoIP providers take the necessary precautions to keep your data safe. Keeping your data safe is something Jive takes seriously. With secured datacenters, a dedicated staff to monitor fraud, and a host of other security measures, you will know that your call data will be kept safe and secure.

In addition to the precautions that the industry as a whole has taken, there are very few threats that are faced by VoIP users. And, since the providers of the VoIP service continually monitor client’s account performance, it’s less likely that any damage will actually take place. So you can rest assured that all of your information will be as safe with a VoIP provider like Jive as it would be with a traditional PTSN provider.

Fact #3: Your Phone Isn’t A Phone

This may or may not surprise you when we say that your phone isn’t just a phone. It’s a computer. In the smartphone age, almost everyone has a mini-computer in the palm of their hand. Business phone systems now largely employ “smartphones” of their own. They may look like a traditional phone, but they definitely don’t act like it.

VoIP phones do things that were nearly impossible to consider before the advent of the Internet. Phones have literally become tools in the hands of businesses to improve the way they communicate both internally and with customers. Business phone manufacturers like Polycom have designed phones to update with the software improvements made by service providers. These phones are capable of drowning out ambient noises, point-to-point video conferencing, and call monitoring—as well as support a host of other features that VoIP providers include with their services.

Fact #4: You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Switching to VoIP Phones

By switching to a VoIP service provider, you can access cutting-edge business phone features that will help improve your communications. All of these new features are possible because our phones are computers, and just as secure as traditional phone lines. So there really is no reason to fear to switch over to a more affordable, better business phone solution in VoIP.

So many features will be within reach, like:

  • Customizable dial plans
  • End User and Admin Portals
  • Auto-attendants
  • Call monitoring
  • Call queues
  • Conference call
  • And more!

All of these features will help you to communicate better and allow you to make smarter business decisions. Having these capabilities are only possible when your phone systems is digital based, like a VoIP phone system.

Phones of the Future

Now that you know your phone is more than just a phone, it’s time to decide which VoIP phone would work best for your company. Jive partners with a wide variety of business phone manufacturers to provide customers with the best possible options. Check out some of the different phones that we offer our clients.