A lot of people have heard about VoIP services these days, so I’ve showed them how they can get the most benefits from using them.
Speaking to people couldn’t be easier these days thanks to some wonderful VoIP services that are out there. You just need to make sure you’re getting the most out of them in the first place. Do you feel like you’re missing out on anything? Let’s look at a few ways how you can enjoy VoIP much more from now on.
Ask your friends to sign up
If you want to phone someone when you’re in another country it can cost a lot of money, so obviously VoIP is much better since it won’t cost you anything to call someone. The only downside is the fact all your friends need to have the same VoIP app installed on their phone or computer otherwise you won’t be able to call them for free. You will still get cheap landline or mobile calls through your VoIP provider, but it’s easier making sure your closest friends open an account too.
Get a good webcam
One of the other big reasons why VoIP services are so popular is because you can see someone when you’re talking to them. You definitely can’t do that when you’re on a normal phone, but at the same time you can only take advantage of this benefit when you have a good webcam. You might get away with a basic one when you’re speaking to one person, but when you’re calling your family from China it will be nice if they can see your properly. Luckily the cameras on new smartphones are great these days.
Send messages too
You’re not restricted to calling people up and speaking to them in person. That can be very time-consuming and you might just want to pass on a quick message. Most VoIP services will have a built-in messenger service so you can send someone a text just like you would do on your phone. With some of them you can even send them photo or video messages instead of just text. When you’re working at your computer you can send someone a message without getting your phone out which saves time.
Headphones and microphone
We’ve spoken about the benefit that comes from having a good webcam, but what about having good headphones and a quality microphone? If you try to speak to someone through your laptop microphone when you’re in a public place the person on the other end won’t be able to hear you. You won’t be able to hear them either if there is a lot of noise around you. If you want to communicate effectively in any situation you really do need a quality microphone and headphones.
It’s great being able to speak to multiple people at once, so don’t forget it’s possible to do that. Can you imagine how much time you would save if everyone from work got on a conference call at the same time? You could discuss things for 30 minutes and you wouldn’t need to call up each individual person to explain everything to them again and again. It’s one of those services you might not be sure about, but after you start using it you’ll be addicted.
Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, VoIP Superstore, reputable providers of configuration and support services for small business phone systems. She enjoys keeping herself update with the latest market trends when not indulging in a John Grisham novel. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.