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Can You Use a Normal Phone with VoIP?

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol takes analogue voice signals, converting them into digital signals, then sending them as data via your broadband. It is a fast and flexible telephony solution and in fact, you can use a normal phone with VoIP.

To do this, however, you must have the right supporting equipment that will work with your choice of VoIP system.

VoIP Essentials

Firstly, VoIP requires a broadband internet connection to work. VIP VoIP are able to provide through our resellers a range of broadband deals to suit all businesses and residences.

Once you have a broadband connection you can make and receive calls using our range of apps for iOS, Android, Windows and macOS apps

You can also buy physical phones through our resellers that will allow you to make and receive calls in a more traditional manner

How VoIP Works

VoIP is different from a traditional phone system. In a traditional phone system, you are physically connected to a telephone line. This ties your telephone to your physical location. In business, traditionally it has meant installing a telephone system, which can be both expensive and inflexible.

What VoIP does is break this physical link. Because you send your phone calls over the internet, you are no longer dependent on your actual phone line.

Developing your business phone system need no longer depend on a physical network, but instead you can ensure it meets your specific needs.

You can be at any location, providing you have an internet connection. You can have any number ringing at any location you choose, meaning you can easily move your office, or set up a new one.

VoIP enables you to route and transfer calls to any device, and you can use any device to make and answer calls, including normal landline phones.

Our resellers are experts at specifying and configuring phone systems and can guide you through setting up the perfect system for your business or use case.

Using a Normal Landline Phone with VoIP

Normally, you would expect to have a physical connection to a phone line to use your landline phone. But, with VoIP, you can still use your landline phone without the restrictions, hassle and costs of relying on a regular phone line.

What you need is a VoIP adapter. This plugs into a wireless router or cable modem using an ethernet cable.

With your computer or other internet-connected device switched on, type in the IP address on the VOIP adapter. This is usually included in the user’s manual.

Then you will be able to follow step-by-step instructions on screen to configure your adapter for use. Once you have configured your VoIP adapter, you can plug your normal phone into is to enable you to use your VoIP service.

Remember, your VoIP connection will depend on your broadband internet connection.

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The Benefits of Using VoIP

The key thing about VoIP is that it doesn’t require a special telephone or device to use it and to get the most from the benefits it brings.

All the major things like adaptability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness are there at your fingertips.

More advanced handsets or headsets are available and these offer additional user-friendly benefits, including programmable keys and call-storing, as well as offering cordless options.

However, the primary issue is call quality, which largely depends on the nature of your broadband connection. More operators are switching to a broadband-by-default offer of their services, where you opt-in for VoIP. Consequently, these services come with platforms that include useful, additional VoIP features.

These features include caller display, voicemail, call divert, and anonymous call blocking.

Through contact with our UK-based resellers, you will be guided through the best options for hardware and software to use with your phone system.

Bring Your Own Device

More organisations and businesses are now supporting remote working. Bring your own device, or BYOD, dovetails neatly with this trend, and VoIP turns it into something workable.

BYOD empowers workers to use their own devices but still connect with the essential infrastructure of their workplace, even if they are working remotely, on another site or from home.

This can cut down on the amount of in-house training staff require, and it taps into a generation of tech-savvy workers.

Whereas much BYOD activity will involve smartphones, tablets or laptops, the versatility of VoIP means that, in theory, the remote worker can also be included in the workplace’s VoIP network via their normal landline phone.

The Adaptable Future

VoIP is a supremely agile alternative to traditional telephony, but it is also highly user-friendly. This contributes to its ease of adoption, with users able to make a smooth transition from the more traditional communications methods they already know to the digitally connected world of VoIP.

The ease of using a normal phone with VoIP is a perfect example of this.

What Becoming a VoIP Reseller Can Do For You

Did you know that you can become one of our resellers and earn an extra source of income? This is a great opportunity for anyone entrepreneurial. Whether you already have a business and are looking to increase the services you offer or want to become your own boss, our VoIP reseller proposition gives you a low-risk, low-cost solution. Read all about it here.

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To find out more about VoIP and its benefits for businesses and users, please get in touch with us on 03300 881 182, email or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.