Mobile VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) has many practical applications for cellphone users. It can be used for calling overseas to avoid expensive international rates from traditional mobile phone networks. It can also make calling convenient and save a lot of time and money. Here are 5 cool uses for mobile VoIP:
Mobile 3G data networks can carry VoIP traffic at a reasonably fast pace. However, you will need the permission of the cellphone operator and a good client software to use VoIP. The former is not going to happen in America yet, although Asian and European carriers are more open to the possibility. It is better to use VoIP over wi-fi with dual-mode handsets and iPhones.
Unified communications (UC) allows you to use your mobile handset to take advantage of your phone system’s features and functions. You can use your cellphone to detect the availability and presence of users. You can also access your corporation’s directory information to save time on finding who you need to call. You can chat with your colleagues through instant messaging even if they’re not on their desks. You can use your mobile email to access voice mail too. Before downloading your chosen UC client software, make sure it is compatible with your mobile phone.
The main benefit of using your cellular phone to set up VoIP service(s) is its flexibility. You can initiate calls by instructing your mobile VoIP software to call the handset. The software can also command the phone to dial your VoIP service’s local access number.
To make your mobile VoIP work, make sure that your mobile phone and downloadable client software are compatible with each other. If you don’t want to use client software for mobile VoIP, get a service that assigns you the local numbers of specific overseas numbers that you wish to call. Just put those local numbers in your mobile phone’s directory.
Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) lets incoming calls to your business number ring your mobile phone, office landline, and other phones simultaneously or one at a time depending on your specifications. With FMC, you do not need to put your mobile and office phone numbers on your business cards. Callers don’t have to call your mobile phone first if they’re unsure of your present location. If you’re on your desk, you don’t have to pick up your mobile phone unnecessarily.
When checking out mobile VoIP plans, make sure the one you want to use allows you to transfer calls easily from one phone system to another.
With an online interface, you can set up VoIP calls from any phone. Just visit the VoIP website and enter the number you want to use together with the number of the caller you want to talk to. Your mobile VoIP service uses affordable long-distance circuits to call and connect both numbers. In some cases, you can even use your cellphone’s Internet browser to set up VoIP calls similar to handset-activated mobile VoIP calls.