Blog | Category: VoIP

The Difference Between VoIP and PBX

July 3, 2018
Category: VoIP

Have you been searching for VoIP services in Maryland? It’s understandable to want to switch to the newest, fastest way to conduct business communications. But, VoIP is very different from PBX, which is the traditional channel for communication. PBX is decades old, and while it did serve us well during its prime, it isn’t nearly […]

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How to Improve Jitter Levels

June 28, 2018
Category: Internet Service, VoIP

We’ve been discussing jitter in the last few weeks–what it is, how to measure it, what an acceptable level is. As a quick recap, jitter is information that is received incorrectly. So, over the phone, jitter sounds like static or other noises that interrupt your call; over the Internet, it might present as slow load […]

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The Importance of Measuring Jitter

June 20, 2018
Category: Phone Systems, VoIP

Jitter, the amount of “noise” that interferes with your Internet access or phone call, comes in many forms: annoying lag when you’re trying to stream a video or a crackly noise interrupting a speaker on a conference call. In our last blog, we discussed the ways in which you can measure jitter. Now, let’s take […]

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What is the Difference Between VoIP and PSTN?

June 4, 2018
Category: Phone Systems, VoIP

Did you know that 46.5% of US households are without a landline phone? Compared to about ten years ago, this is a staggering number. Ever since smartphones, we’ve been slowly moving away from landline, and thus distancing ourselves from PSTN. In just a few more years, personal cell phones will undoubtedly completely eliminate the need […]

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How Much Jitter is Acceptable?

May 31, 2018
Category: VoIP

Ideally, jitter would never occur—your phone calls would always be clear, and your Internet browsing would never lag. Unfortunately, technology seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, especially when the equipment you use to connect is outdated. In fact, jitter occurs more often than you think—you just may not be able to tell. […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Jitter

May 23, 2018
Category: VoIP

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another: you’re on a conference call with a client when suddenly the call’s voice quality starts breaking up. Try as you might to regain control, but you and your client soon can’t understand what the other is saying, leaving you both frustrated with your phone […]

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Is a VoIP Phone Service Good for a Business?

May 4, 2018
Category: VoIP

VoIP, to those who don’t utilize it, may feel a bit intimidated by its overwhelming number of features. However, VoIP is not the kind of technology you have to struggle with to get the most out of it. VoIP is an intuitive, new, and practical way to handle business communications, and it is a technology […]

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Getting VoIP Phone Service in my Office

March 5, 2018
Category: Business Phone Service, VoIP

Did you just move into a new office, and you’re wondering what kind of communication systems you’ll need? The fastest-growing, most popular technology may seem a little out of reach, but there is nothing further from the truth. VoIP, for instance, is the best way to get your office connected to itself and the outside […]

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What is a Multiple Fax Solution?

February 5, 2018
Category: VoIP

To many people, it may seem like faxing is a technology that is no longer used. However, if your business relies on faxing, you know this isn’t true. Faxing can become overwhelming and tedious, and traditional faxing isn’t always reliable. There is a solution to slow and burdensome faxing, and that is a multiple fax […]

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Will VoIP Improve My Business?

January 3, 2018
Category: VoIP

Whenever it’s time to consider a new kind of office technology, it’s understandable to first wonder whether or not it’s going to improve your business. Productivity and profit must be taken into consideration. Luckily, in the case of VoIP, the research has already been completed. It’s now proven that VoIP will help your business to […]

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