VoIP is putting phone calls over Internet connections, instead of traditional fixed telephone lines. This enables a host of new and low-cost services.
First, you need a VoIP phone, and a VoIP account at a service provider like Switchconnect. You then configure the phone to connect to our VoIP server using your username and password. Once it's been set up, you can then use your VoIP phone anywhere that has an Internet connection, regardless of who provides the connection or where in the world you happen to be.
Imagine if you could pick up your office desk phone, get on a plane to Hong Kong or the USA, and when you arrived, just plug it into a local phone socket and be able to make and receive calls, using your UK number, just as if you were still sitting at your desk? With VoIP you can do that.
Because your VoIP phone will work from anywhere with an Internet connection, and any calls you make are counted, for phone billing purposes, as coming from our VoIP servers in London, you can make calls to business associates, or family members, entirely at UK phone prices, even if you're thousands of miles away from the UK when you make them.
As well as desk VoIP phones, you can also connect to VoIP services using an app on your smartphone or tablet, or a "softphone" running on your tablet or computer. So you don't need to actually carry your desk phone with you to gain the benefits that VoIP can offer.
For a one-off £10 upgrade fee, you can enable VoIP services on any Switchconnect number, and then use a VoIP phone to connect to our service and make and receive calls using your number. You can still specify traditional phones as well as VoIP in your number's routing, so if you are without Internet facilities (on a flight say) then you can arrange for your number to fall-back to your mobile, office reception number, or another phone. But when you do have Internet access, you can make massive savings on placing telephone calls compared to the costs of using a mobile, especially if you are abroad at the time.
Built on the proven Acrobits system, the Switch VoIP App gives you a full VoIP phone on your existing smartphone or tablet! Available for both Android and Apple iOS devices.
As an alternative to ISDN or multiple telephone lines, Hosted PBX utilizes VoIP to deliver your telephone calls, taking advantage of the current features available from Switchconnect using Virtual Office, with ultimate delivery using VoIP or SIP Trunking.
Hosted PBX is the last telephone system you will ever need to buy! The only additional purchases you will ever need to make are additional VoIP phones when your business grows. We are so confident in our hosted PBX solution that our entire business utilizes the same technology.
If you want total control and your own PBX system with direct, hands-on configuration, then we supply a range of VoIP gateways and PBX systems, including the Equiinet TINA range, enabling your business to gain all the facilities and advantages of an expensive up-market traditional Private Business eXchange, but for a fraction of the cost.