Voice over Internet Protocol describes voice communication services such as phone or fax handled over an Internet connection. Using VoIP instead of traditional phone services has its advantages, and can help to centralize all of your current resources. For those that run large businesses, a dedicated VoIP may give you better control and save you money.
A dedicated VoIP is a VoIP service run on in-house servers. For most personal users, this will be unnecessary because there are plenty of providers out there who host VoIP service on their own servers that are managed effectively. If a large business already has an in-house server used to run its websites or other Internet services, it may be useful to run a VoIP service. "In-house" does not necessarily mean that the servers are stored in the same building as where the VoIP service is being used, but one that is in a location that is controlled and run by the company using it.
Switching from a traditional phone service to VoIP can have significant cost benefits. For instance, there will no longer be a need to pay additional fees every time a new line is set up because the same network will host all of your VoIP phones. Hosting a dedicated VoIP service will cost more than using a provider to host your VoIP, however, especially to begin with, though a lot of these costs can be absorbed by the price you are already paying to host your own server.
One of the most significant benefits to a dedicated VoIP is that you will have full control over your service. You can have your own IT staff go and look if there is something wrong with your phones, and you will be able to regulate the amount of bandwidth you use for your phone service. This means you will not get slammed with extra fees for high volumes. Of course, if something does go wrong then it will be up to you and your staff to fix the problem and there will be no available technical support.
Who Should Use Dedicated VoIP
Dedicated VoIP hosting is particularly useful for large businesses that need to maintain control, and regulate their phone services. For small companies that may only have a small need for VoIP, a dedicated option may not be the best option. If you do choose to use a dedicated VoIP, then make sure that you have the proper staff on duty that knows how to troubleshoot the system. For personal users, dedicated VoIP is not recommended.
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