VOIP Service providers in residential VOIP plans are offered by various service providers as well as manufacturers. They are also referred to as broadband providers, voice over Internet protocol systems or virtual phone service providers. Residential VOIP plans include both office phone services and residential IP telephony. VOIP resellers help retailers to add professional VOIP features at a competitive price.
Basic features provided by VOIP services include video-voice conference calling, three way conferencing, free VOIP calls to mobile phones, unlimited long distance, voice mail and many others. Professional VOIP service providers also provide additional features such as call forwarding, free VOIP calls to mobiles, free VOIP calls to business phones, free VOIP calls to mobile faxes and many more. The best thing about VOIP is that it is very cheap and the cost is even cheaper if it is incorporated into a bundle with landline numbers. For people who want to make private calls all over the world, it would be ideal to opt for VOIP phone cards. However, there are a few things that VOIP service providers need to consider before offering such packages. Retail VOIP plans should be able to meet the needs of consumers.
Most VOIP service providers allow customers to integrate their VoIP system with their existing telephones. This will enable them to enjoy all the benefits of VOIP including free communication, free long distance calls, free VOIP calls to mobile phones and many others. Some of the companies that provide bundled services also allow customers to integrate all their communication devices such as mobile phones, home phones and computers. Bundled service providers can also be selected based on their geographical location and bandwidth availability.
Among the different types of VOIP services available, the best known ones include wireless VOIP services, IP telephony and business phone services. Wireless VOIP phones are the most popular ones as they are quite compatible and cost effective with regular phones. They work on the principles of the GSM mobile communication technology that enables people to use the same device for both cell phone and VOIP calls. IP telephony is another popular VOIP service provider, as it uses the high-speed Internet for making VOIP calls. Business phone services are those which are used by corporations and other businesses for internal and inter-office communication. They are generally offered by different companies at a fixed monthly rate.
Some of the companies that provide bundled VOIP services also offer business phone services in addition. These are ideal options for large organizations as they cover a huge range of contacts and employees. Business phone services with auto attendant feature enable the user to receive calls while traveling and without being disturbed. The auto attendant dials the number automatically and rings in the pre-arranged time using the audio or visual signal. These services are provided by VOIP service providers at very affordable rates. Free VOIP calling plans are also available which enable VOIP users to make unlimited calls within a stipulated period.
Text Messaging has become very popular over the past few years and its use continues to grow exponentially. Most VOIP providers provide free text messaging features for their clients. They also offer several plans including various texting hours and free local numbers. Free local numbers allow a VOIP user to call numbers located in his local area and save on cost. This saves VOIP users from paying expensive long distance charges and text messaging charges.