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Vonage Adds Functionality To Extensions App

Regardless of whether you are away on business or running errands, Vonage customers now have the ability to make and receive unlimited international and national calls using their home phone service anywhere they use their smartphone. This new inbound calling functionality is part of the Vonage Extensions App.

The functionality is different from call forwarding and instead enables shared use of a family’s home phone identity. What the app enables is calls made to the home phone number will also now automatically ring on mobile phones at the same time, so anyone in the household will be able to take the call.

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VoIP Enhancement Makes It A Decent Alternative To Landlines

The survival of a business in the digital economy depends on its ability to reach clients across time zones. As mobile technology advances, the world is becoming more connected and this makes it even more important to stay in touch with potential partners. Even small companies have the ability to reach customers on the other side of the world.

The advent of VoIP services such as Vonage VoIP enables people to use their internet connection to make and receive calls without having to pay for a phone service. Whilst the system still has some flaws, it is constantly improving and offers a number of benefits in particular for small business.

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A Brief History Of VoIP

The introduction of VoIP technology was supposed to be the great disrupter that would completely change the way the telecoms industry worked. There was the expectation that we would abandon our existing telecoms companies and simply make use of the internet to make all calls.

This has proved harder than expected. Since the late 19th century when Alexander Graham Bell and Antonio Meucci both simultaneously invented the telephone system, the copper wire has been the bedrock of our telecommunications system.

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UAE Blocks VoIP Services Such As Vonage

External VoIP services such as Vonage are not yet licensed to operate in the UAE the Telecoms Regulatory Authority has warned and this means that use of these services is technically illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

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Dell Launches Virtual Smartphone Service Powered By Vonage

Dell has launched a new service called Business Phone Service which the OEM is presenting as a virtual smartphone service. The product is powered by VoIP specialist Vonage Business Solutions which competes with a variety of other VoIP providers. The Dell Business Phone is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, (no Windows Phone or […]

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Small Business Migrating To VoIP

Small businesses are increasingly migrating to VoIP solutions although many continue to rely heavily on both landline and mobiles according to tech firm Software Advice. The report polled over 350 businesses during 2013-2014 and found that over half of prospective buyers were spending money on VoIP solutions for the first time. The major concern for buyers was scalability and reliability and no buyer was interested in an on premise IP-BBX.

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VoIP Technology May Reduce Number Of People Pulling Sickies

There are many ways VoIP technologies and video conferencing can improve the bottom line for many businesses. A new report highlights the fact that cutting down on employee absenteeism could well be one of the main contributors.

PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted research recently which showed that employee sick days cost UK businesses over £23 billion a year, with an estimated one third of that amount attributed to the phenomenon of people pulling the so call sickie.

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VoIP Makes It Possible To Stay Home And Watch Sports

It’s been a busy summer of sports and if companies and consumers are worried about their ability to remain productive , then there are numerous benefits that come from the use of VoIP technology.

According to Alan Ritchie Managing Director of PC World Business, VoIP technology is just one of a number of advances that can keep consumers and businesses humming, even as more people think about mobile work environments.

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VoIP Has Overcome Some Major Hurdles

It is getting harder for both consumers and business owners to ignore VoIP technology says one leading expert.

Tracy Watson writing in Business 2 Community says that whilst VoIP technology has been around since the mid 1990’s in one form or another, the technology has really come into its own, making it compelling for both business and consumers alike.

Previously the technology was held back by a number of hurdles such as both callers had to be connected to their computers with poor call quality. Today, happily, neither of these issues remains a problem.

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Small Businesses Need Super Fast Internet Connectivity

VoIP solutions such as Vonage VoIP are growing increasingly important for consumers and businesses alike who need to be able to access high speed internet connectivity.

Mike Cherry the national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in an interview with the Financial Times says that nearly 5 million small enterprises in the UK have good reason to be optimistic as a result of the gradual economic recovery however there are a number of factors which continue to act as a constraint.

Aside from scarce skilled labour and access to credit, persistent poor broadband is often cited as being a barrier to growth and this means it should be a priority for the government if it wants the economy to grow.

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