If you are setting up a VoIP phone system in your office, there is certain equipment you are going to want to obtain in order to use your VoIP business phone service to its full potential.
When you switch to a VoIP phone system, your phone service may come through your internet, but that doesn't mean that you must ditch a desk phone entirely. Instead, you need to switch to a desk phone that is designed to work with a VoIP system. The right desk phone will allow you to access multiple lines, put people on hold, transfer calls, and even start conference calls. You want a desk phone that allows you to access and use many features of your business phone system all from one place.
It is always good to have some cordless phones in your office. A cordless phone will work with your VoIP system. You will be able to pick up the phone and walk around your office. Make sure that you go with a phone that will allow you enough range to move around your entire office.
For your conference room, purchase a conference phone. A conference phone is set up a little differently than a regular desk phone. Conference phones are designed to pick-up sound from a longer distance than a desk phone. Conference phones are designed to resist interference from other mobile devices in the vicinity of the phone. They are designed with great speakers that make it easier for everyone around the table to hear the information coming from the other end of the conference call.
You don't need to get rid of all your analog phones or your old fax machines when you switch to a VoIP system. In order to continue to use your old equipment, you are going to want to purchase an adapter. An adaptor will allow you to use your old analog equipment without having to pay for new equipment for all your office functions.
Finally, you are going to want to invest in some wireless headsets. With a VoIP system, any device that connects to the internet can be used to make a call. A wireless headset will allow your employees to comfortably talk on the phone while using their computer or tablet as the connecting device.
When you switch to a VoIP phone system for your business, make sure that you purchase the right equipment to go along with your phone system. The telephone service company that installs your phone system should be able to provide you with some of this equipment.