Voice Over IP (VoIP) Frequently Asked Questions

As a Maryland VoIP service provider, we get a lot of different questions about voice over IP (VoIP). To help answer any questions you may have about VoIP, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions about VoIP, feel free to get in touch with us directly as we’re happy to help!


What is VoIP?

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and it is a communication technology which uses the internet to place phone calls. A Maryland VoIP service simply converts your voice into digital signals that travel over the internet to the receiver you have dialed.

Will VoIP Work If I Call a Traditional Phone Line?

Yes, if you’re using a VoIP service and make or receive a phone call to a traditional phone line the call will work just fine. In truth, it will act exactly like a traditional phone call would just with all the added capabilities and features VoIP brings.

How Can I Place a VoIP Phone Call?

To place a Voice Over IP phone call, you will need to first have a VoIP service set-up at your location. Then, the most common method of placing a VoIP call once your Maryland VoIP service is activated is to use a handheld telephone or headset connected to an installed VoIP adapter. Then, you would simply dial a phone number as you normally would when calling someone using a traditional phone line.

What Do I Need for VoIP Services?

In order to set up a VoIP service in Maryland, you will need a high-speed internet connection, VoIP phone, and a POE switch or a power supply. Additionally, you will want to get in touch with an experienced VoIP service in Maryland.

How Can I Get VoIP for my Business?

To get VoIP for your business, you will need to get in touch with an experienced and reputable Maryland VoIP provider. This will ensure your service is a dedicated service for your business and will be working and functioning at the highest standards.

Can I Use my Existing Phone Number with my new VoIP?

Yes, in most cases you can carry over your existing phone number. We suggest giving us a call first so we can double-check. We can also provide you with a new phone number for your business phone if you choose.

Why Choose DataStream for VoIP Service?

DataStream is an experienced Baltimore VoIP services provider who offers quality VoIP services and exceptional customer service at an affordable price. We put our customers first because we hate getting bad customers service when we need help; so we make sure that you never have that experience when you deal with us. Not to mention, we only use the highest quality equipment and hire the best employees to ensure that our service doesn’t go down; and if it does on rare occasions we can get it back up quickly and efficiently.


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Our relationship with DataStream began with a referral from our IT company. Navigating through the many different options for telephone service is a daunting task, but with DataStream, we felt like we had an honest, trusted partner. Throughout the entire process of migrating to our new phone system, DataStream was responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. Their equipment and services are top notch, and we couldn’t be happier with the end result!

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