VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is one of the most popular Business Phone Systems. With VoIP, for example, you can not only save money but also gain modern communication features. One of the best aspects of VoIP though is that it does not tether you to the office; you can also use VoIP at home. Here is how:
Set Up Your VoIP Hardware
If you are using VoIP hardware (like a desk phone), the first thing you need to do is set up your equipment. The best way to do this is to plug your phone directly into your router and directly into power. This works much better than using another network device in between. Once your phone is plugged in, you can configure your device according to your needs. It is probably better to keep it simple at first though, because this lessens the likelihood of needing to troubleshoot.
A great way to use VoIP at home is to use a softphone. By using a softphone, you can make and receive business calls through your smartphone, computer, or tablet. A softphone is simply an app that you install on the device of your choice. They are great because they allow you to use your business number; any customer who calls your office phone will still reach you.
Once you are set up through either your desk phone or softphone, you need to ensure that your network connection is working correctly. For example, if you are working through WiFi, you may run into issues if the connection is weak. As mentioned earlier, direct connections to the router tend to work best.