VoIP, which is an acronym for Voice Over the Internet Protocol, is a web-based technology that lets you to make and receive calls online, using internet protocols instead of regular telephony.
In order for this to happen, VoIP converts your analog signal into a digital signal and sends it via internet, as digital packets of data, which can consist of audio, text, video or images.
VoIP has become popular and has replaced landlines in both home and office settings all over the world.
Why should you switch from landlines to VoIP?
There are several advantages VoIP has over landlines.
VoIP helps you cut on your costs and save some money; it doesn’t necessarily require a VoIP phone to be used, as you can make VoIP calls straight from your phone or computer/laptop.
It is more flexible than landlines. You can use VoIP from anywhere in the workd as long as you are connected to the internet and you have a subscription to a VoIP service.
VoIP is more versatile than regular telephony; it allows you to also send text, images, video.
VoIP can be more efficient than regular telephony, because it uses packet switching instead of circuit switching and it doesn’t need physical wires; that means that the data is transmitted back and forth in real time, without wasting any data.
AXVoice is a popular VoIP service provider that operates in both the United States and in Canada.
AXVoice has both individual plans and business plans to offer and it is one of the most affordable VoIP service providers on the market.
VoIP offers Residential plans, Business plans and International plans.
Pay as You Go: $4.99/month (calls will cost 1.5cents/minute anywhere in the US and Canada)
US/Canada 200: $5.99/month (you get 200 minutes to anywhere in the US and Canada)
USA/Canada Unlimited: $8.25/month (you get unlimited calls to anywhere in the US and Canada)
Home Office (SOHO) Plan: $14.99/month (200 minutes to anywhere in the US and Canada)
Small Business Plan: $29.99/month (you get 1500 minutes to anywhere in the US and Canada)
Residential International: $16.58/month (includes VoIP calling to more than 45 international destinations). The plan also includes free equipment, call forwarding and blocking and online account management.
Residential International Plus: $29.99/month (includes VoIP calling to more than 60 international destinations).
AXVoice offers more than 30 VoIP features to its customers and they are all available to all customers, regardless of the plan they opt for. The plans don’t differentiate in the number of features included, but in the number of minutes included.
All the plans offered by AXVoice include a 15-day money back guarantee.
Some of the most important features included with AXVoice are:
- Caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, call filter
- Call logs
- Enhanced voicemail
- Simultaneous ring (you can ring up to 3 numbers at the same time)
- Music on hold
- Conference calling
- E911 support so you can dial 911 on your VoIP phone
- Anonymous call rejection
- 3-way calling
- Do not disturb
- Failover (in case your connection drops, your call will be redirected to another number)
- Mobile app that works with both Android and iOS devices
- Unlimited calls to more approximately 40 international destinations
- International call blocking
- The ability to port your existing number, if you decide you want to keep that with your new VoIP system
- No sign-up contracts
There are a lot of VoIP services to choose from nowadays and each of them strives to stay competitive. A good VoIP provider should offer the following:
- Affordable plans
- It should be scalable, which is important for growing businesses
- It should offer top-notch customer support
- Rich set of VoIP calling features