Mobile Voice Over Internet Protocol (MVOIP) is a convenient spin on the already powerful VOIP technology. It enables businesses, teams and individuals to bridge the gap between the completely mobile, yet sometimes costly cell phone connections and the stationary restrictions of using a desktop or laptop to make calls. As you look through your communications situation, consider a few ways that MVOIP could make a difference.
Break Away From Traditional Phone Numbers
One thing to understand about VOIP is that it’s more than just telephones on the Internet. It’s a different way of communicating that uses different configurations and methods to change your voice into data and back into voice for others to hear.
You don’t need to use a phone number with VOIP. It’s convenient when contacting a world that still relies on traditional landlines out of tradition and popularity, but there are many other ways to communicate. Many VOIP programs utilize user names, email addresses or other forms of identification to bring their users together.
To make it easier, many of these options can provide a traditional phone number and other phone-like services to keep things simple for your friends, family and colleagues who are still stuck in the landline world.
You can extend this usefulness to mobile devices. With so many phone plan options, you may decide to take advantage of a plan with unlimited data (or a large amount of data, depending on the phone carrier). With these carriers, you could simply load up your mobile VOIP program of choice and start talking away. No need for a phone number that may expire when your plan runs out of if you lose your phone.
In most situations, a VOIP connection does not consume a lot of data. This needs to be measured before using it as a main form of communication, keeping in mind that it shares the same payload of data as everything else on your phone. Checking emails, watching videos, listening to music, updating apps or even passively checking for updates can add to the amount used.
Internal Communications Become Easier
For most people, the restraints of data plans become a non-issue once you’re at home or at work with wireless Internet. Unless your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has a data cap or maximum amount of data that can be used, you’re free to talk as much as you want while in the confines of your own network.
You may notice that the consistency of the call quality is better while on a dedicated network. On cellular data networks, your phone has to communicate with a relay network of antennas throughout your area.
Although the relay is very fast, there is still a chance that your data can be lost in tiny snippets that are too short to be reflected in signal quality, resulting in a few delays. Wireless Internet has the same issue, but the travel distance is shorter and there are hopefully less people on your wireless network than the local area cellular network.
Contact an MVOIP professional to begin planning an indoor and outdoor communications plan that fits your needs.