What you need
- Broadband internet connection. The more call volume you have the higher the bandwidth you will need.
- Wired Ethernet router. You have a ton of options here but your budget will likely decide this one.
- A computer to act as the PBX Server.
- IP Phones.
- PBX Server Software.
- VOIP Provider.
What do you need for a VoIP system?
VoIP hardware consists of a router, modem, and either an ATA or IP phone. When it comes to VoIP, there is a minimal amount of hardware required to get you connected to your new phone system. First and foremost, you need to have an internet connection (and, therefore, a router and a modem).
Can I use a VoIP phone at home?
If you want a VoIP which works without your PC running, choose a WiFi enabled VoIP phone or one which will plug directly into your router. Your computer does not need to be turned on to use your phone service. You can use dial-up internet for VoIP but broadband is recommended.
What is a VoIP phone used for?
A VoIP phone or IP phone uses voice over IP technologies for placing and transmitting telephone calls over an IP network, such as the Internet, instead of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN).
How does a VoIP phone work?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. A VoIP system works by taking your analogue voice signals, converting them into digital signals, then sending them as data over your broadband line. It’s a very useful way of making calls – for a start, once it’s set up it’s a lot cheaper than using normal phone lines.
How much does VoIP cost?
VoIP can cost anywhere from free up to $200 per month but will generally cost anywhere from $10 to $50 per month depending on the type of service you order. VoIP can be free when you use a service where the call is routed from PC to PC.
Are VoIP calls free?
VoIP allows you to make free, or very low cost, telephone calls over the Internet. You can call any telephone in the world and any telephone can call you – regardless of what equipment or network the person you are calling uses.