HD VoIP and HD Voice Codecs

Have you ever been on a business call that had crystal clear sound? Or maybe you've overheard a call on your coworker's speakerphone and you could've sworn that the person who your coworker was speaking with was actually in the room!

These types of calls are high-definition calls, but you might know them as wideband audio or "HD Voice," just to name a few synonyms. In this blog, we'll present some introductory information on what HD calls are and how they work.

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Topics: About VoIP, Business Technology, IP phone

Gain Business Intelligence with OnSIP's Call Tracking Metrics

Data. You need it to make wise business decisions.

Actually, you need to understand it in order to make those prudent decisions. Reports that present your business's data in an organized fashion will help you uncover patterns and find actionable intelligence. As PwC put it:

Applying analytics technologies, tools, techniques and talent can transform dry facts and figures into strategic insights that deliver intelligence in the moment. You can now solve specific and complex business problems on reliable intel, not gut-instinct.

An OnSIP cloud phone system provides a variety of built-in reports and dashboards that are available for your use. These features present invaluable call tracking metrics that measure how your company is using the phone system.

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Topics: About VoIP, SMB Leadership, Business Technology

5 Tips on How to Get the Most out of the OnSIP App

One of the most important communication features offered by OnSIP is the OnSIP app, our business softphone and complete desk phone replacement. With this app, your business's staff members can keep in touch with customers and colleagues no matter where they are working on any given day. They'll also be able to make video calls and host video conferences without needing a costly videophone or an expensive video conferencing platform.

Watch our video below on how you and your staff can get the most out of the OnSIP app, or read on for more information.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management, OnSIP app

What's Killing Phone Calling? What Can Revive It? Voice Chat?

I was delighted to see this article by David Pierce from the Wall Street Journal of July 2018. He shares many of our thoughts on the purported death of phone calling.

Clearly, Pierce has it right when he points out that the Internet and smart phones brought us ways to communicate -- email, text, Facetime, Instagram, Snapchat, chat bots, etc. -- "that make phone calls seem wildly inefficient." He's also right when he says that these methods lack the "warmth and humanity that made the telephone work in the first place.”

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Topics: video call, voice chat, instacall, SMB Leadership

Top 5 Modern Features of a Cloud Based Phone System

The phone is still one of the most valuable sales and service tools in the office today. Are you and your staff taking advantage of the best capabilities of a modern cloud-based phone system? Here are our top 5 must-have features that maximize productivity and efficiency in a modern workplace:

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Topics: voice chat, Business Technology

Turn Site Visits into Meaningful Conversations with OnSIP's InstaCall

Can your business's website and phone system work together harmoniously to enrich sales conversations and customer service interactions?

Yes, they can!

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Topics: Business Technology, instacall, voice chat, SMB Leadership

Can a Cloud Phone System Eliminate the Barriers Preventing Conversations?

With proliferating digital communication channels and ubiquitous mobile phones, you would think that we would be having more conversations than ever before, but in fact the opposite is true.

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Topics: voice chat, SMB Leadership, Business Technology

The Death of Auto Attendant

"Please listen carefully to the following options, as our menu has recently changed."

Here's a phrase you've been hearing since soon after the auto attendant was invented, circa 1989. You certainly don't listen carefully, if at all, since the menu hasn't likely changed since the last office manager left. You just hope the phone navigation will be simple, the "next available" agent intelligible, and the hold time brief; less time than it takes you to turn on speakerphone, resume what you were doing previously, and hop on a train of thought going elsewhere.

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Topics: webphone, instaphone, SMB Leadership, instacall

Best Business VoIP Routers: The Features and Prices You Need

A router is an essential part of your office's Local Area Network (LAN). It can prioritize different types of data, improve network security, provide additional storage, allow remote network access, and more.

It also offers settings that help to optimize business VoIP traffic. In this blog, we'll outline the features you should look for when you're purchasing a router for your business cloud phone system, as well as present a free guide that lists a few recommended devices.

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Topics: routers, Office Management, Business Technology

OnSIP Tips & Tricks: Find Me, Follow Me Type Feature

Find Me, Follow Me allows you to answer incoming business calls whether you’re in the office or not. Perfect for mobile workers and business travelers, this customizable call forwarding option lets you increase your availability without having to be stuck at your desk. Rely on it to remain accessible to customers, clients, and colleagues when you’re away from your desk phone in the office.

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Topics: Office Management, Business Technology