We have all heard a lot of buzz around mobile in the last couple of years, and for good reasons. Mobiles have become an affordable commodity in most parts of the world. Mobile services have undergone quite an evolution from their simple ability to place and receive calls and text messaging to VoIP, video and other forms of messaging. Communication is shifting because consumers want to communicate with people that are available at that very moment. This is where mobile VoIP comes into play as VoIP calls originating from mobile devices are based on availability, making them different than traditional voice calls. So, how can you integrate VoIP with your mobile devices?
You can easily integrate VoIP with your mobile device by installing an application that will connect your device to the VoIP gateway. In order to do this successfully, you need to have a mobile device that is able to support a high speed Internet connection so that your device may communicate with IP networks. If you use the Wi-Fi connection on your mobile device to make and receive calls, you would not be using mobile data. Most mobile softphone editions will allow you to set up notification when your softphone application is in the background. This will alert you when you have a call coming to your VoIP number. Separately, you would obtain your username, password and domain from your VoIP service provider. You would also create a SIP account with information provided by your VoIP services provider. Most mobile softphone application vendors will provide you with a detailed user guide on how to install and start using VoIP on your mobile phone in minutes.
As a business, you can benefit from integrating VoIP with your mobile devices by keeping your employees, customers and partners connected at a low rate, no matter where in the world they are located. You also gain additional functionality by being able to automatically route your calls based on your travel schedule or other needs. This will help you to reduce your phone bill and increase the quality of your service. Your employees can make and receive calls on their mobile devices without incurring high charges from their mobile carriers.