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Hosted VoIP

What is Hosted VoIP?

Hosted VoIP is a managed telephone solution whereby each line is connected to your provider’s switch. Routing voice conversations over the internet through any IP-based network. Unlike a traditional phone system which requires a PBX in your office.

Making the decision to take your telephony system in to the next generation is not always an easy choice. But when you begin to realise how limited and costly your current PBX or PABX is in comparison to today’s sophisticated and effective Hosted VoIP, that choice becomes crystal clear. Routing your business conversations over the internet with our IP Telephony has got to be your first choice.

Voice Over Internet Protocol

Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.

Hosted VoIP Diagram

Hosted VoIP

Companies providing VoIP service are commonly referred to as providers, and protocols which are used to carry voice signals over the IP network are commonly referred to as Voice over IP or VoIP protocols. They may be viewed as commercial realizations of the experimental Network Voice Protocol (1973) invented for the ARPANET providers. Some cost savings are due to utilizing a single network - see attached image - to carry voice and data, especially where users have existing underutilized network capacity that can carry VoIP at no additional cost. VoIP to VoIP phone calls are sometimes free, while VoIP to public switched telephone networks, PSTN, may have a cost that’s borne by the VoIP user.

There are two types of PSTN to VoIP services: DID (Direct Inward Dialling) and access numbers. DID will connect the caller directly to the VoIP user while access numbers require the caller to input the extension number of the VoIP user. Access numbers are usually charged as a local call to the caller and free to the VoIP user while DID usually has a monthly fee.[1] There are also DIDs that are free to the VoIP user but chargeable to the caller.

Inclarity talks to the Guardian about the benefits of Hosted VoIP