What is hosted IP? A quick-fire guide to hosted IP What exactly is hosted IP? Hosted IP, also known as VoiP (Voice over internet Protocol) or cloud telephony is the latest in telecoms technology, removing the need for traditional land line phones. Call are made and received using an internet connection, so there is no need for any hardware investment or storage on site. The ‘brains’ of the system (servers and applications) are based in a data centre instead. Why am I hearing so much about hosted IP recently? In 2018 BT announced that by 2025 it would be shutting down its traditional telephone network. The intention is to switch all users to internet-based phone systems which will be operated via their fibre network. That means all businesses with traditional landline telephony will need to make the switch. What are the benefits of switching to hosted IP? Simplified installation – no expensive, bulky hardware. All you need are the handsets and a broadband connection Features – Incredible features like voicemail to email transcription, voice recognition and integration with a CRM system Flexibility and scalability – Need another handset? No problem. Plug it in and perform a few clicks on your remote management system Cost savings – a simple flat monthly rate covers unlimited calls. Plus, no expensive hardware or set up costs Mobility – enable calls to ring both desk phone and mobile. Handsets can be picked up and moved location, retaining the same number Productivity – fewer missed calls, data integration and improved features increase productivity How much does hosted IP cost? Hosted IP costs from £12 per month. How can I find out more? Read more about hosted IP here or call us today on 01691 661166.