Though many people look at a vacation as an escape, most travelers still want a cheap and affordable way to call home while they are away.
(PRWEB) March 28, 2013
With Spring Break right around the corner, many people are planning vacations to exotic locations. Though many people look at a vacation as an escape, most travelers still want a cheap and affordable way to call home while they are away.
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is the technology behind Internet phone service. While traditional phone service sends calls as analog data over copper lines, VoIP sends calls as digital data over the Internet. Using Internet Protocol for calling is more cost efficient, and, as a result, providers can save subscribers up to 80% on their monthly phone bills.
One of the best features of VoIP is its mobility. To that point, My VoIP Provider has revealed 3 ways VoIP helps subscribers avoid long distance or international calling rates while traveling.
1. Mobile VoIP Apps
According to VoIP expert Rachel Greenberg, subscribers can use mobile VoIP softphone apps on their smartphones for cheap international calling. Calls will be free if the user can access free WiFi through their phone, tablet, or computer, but if they have to turn on their 3G or 4G to get on the Internet, they will be subject to international data rates.
Many VoIP providers offer free softphone apps for smartphones. It’s easy to download these apps from the provider, and once the user has downloaded and installed an app, they can take advantage of unlimited VoIP calling from any place where they can access the Internet.
2. Never Miss a Call with Find Me Follow Me
Find Me Follow Me is a VoIP feature that works well for traveling business professionals. Find Me Follow Me will automatically transfer calls to additional numbers if there is no answer on the main line. The feature will either transfer calls in a pre-programmed order, or it will ring all numbers simultaneously.
A subscriber going on vacation can program Find Me Follow Me to dial their mobile number when they are away. So, if the subscriber is out seeing the sights, they will still receive any important calls.
3. Send Important Documents from Anywhere
Many business VoIP providers offer IP faxing in addition to their basic calling plans. IP faxing lets subscribers send and receive faxes from any Internet-connected device (computers, smartphones, or tablets). IP faxing still sends faxes over phone lines, but it does not require a fax machine.
Any time the subscriber receives a fax, they can read it right on their device without printing it. That way a traveling employee can still read and send faxes, even if they don’t have access to the company fax machine.