VoIP Start-up Costs
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My consultation service
will help you to successfully transition to VoIP, avoid the pitfalls articulated below and
enable you to immediately benefit from the significant savings and a fast
Payback period for your investment.
VoIP Voice Quality
VoIP depends on many factors: your broadband connection, your hardware, the service provided by
your provider, the destination of your call. Some users complain of hearing noise and echo, having
to wait a little before hearing an answer. However, if you're broadband
connection is good, and you're using quality hardware and a good VoIP Service Provider, your voice
quality experience will be excellent.
VoIP is Highly Dependent on Bandwidth
While VoIP does work over a dial-up connection, it is just too slow consequently providing a
poor to bad VoIP experience. VoIP requires an Internet Broadband connection to work properly - at
minimum the broadband connection should be 10 Mbps Downstream
and 1 Mbps Upstream.
Internet Broadband Connection Down
Since VoIP depends on your Internet Broadband connection, if the connection goes down, your
phone line goes down as well. With VoIP, no Internet means no phone.
However, most people now using VoIP Telephony also have Cell phones -
with VoIP, incoming phone calls can be automatically redirected to your Cell Phone in the rare
instance the Internet connection is lost.
Poor Internet Broadband Connection
If your Internet broadband connection quality is poor, you will have a very bad VoIP
Shared Internet Broadband Connection
Your Internet broadband connection will probably be also used for other activities like
downloads, server connectivity, chat, e-mail, streaming Video like Netflix or YouTube, interactive
gaming like Xbox Live etc. VoIP Telephoney will only get a share of your available bandwidth and at
peak times can leave inadequate bandwidth for it, causing call quality to deteriorate. Since you
may have multiple users, you won't know the number of users which will be online at the same time,
so it may be challenging for your existing gear to provide adequate bandwidth in support of all
activities for all users. However, shared connection issues can be solved
with modern day Internet Gateway/Routers/Cable Modems that incorporate Quality of Service
and Bandwidth Management controls that give effective priority to
activities like VoIP.
VoIP Needs Power
You need to plug your Cable modem, Router, Analogue Telephone adapter or other VoIP hardware
into the electric power supply for it to work. If there is a power interruption, you cannot use
your phone unless you're using a Battery Backup System called a UPS [Uninterruptible Power
Supply] that can provide 1 to 6 hours of needed power, enough time for your normal power to be
restored. My service provides you with a capable UPS as part of your VoIP Start-up Costs.
David Mozer at 613 828-6611
yes, I'm using VoIP Telephony and have been for 10+
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