Variety breeds competition. It’s true in all forms of business in every industry, including the VoIP industry. Communications providers are seeing significant competition in the VoIP industry, especially as customers that are looking for solutions to meet the needs of large enterprises and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). One priority capability on everyone’s list: Fax VoIP.
The issue that VoIP experts deal with in the fax medium is that fax was not originally intended for a VoIP network, according to this Free 800 Phone (News - Alert) Number report. Fax was built for analog networks, and infrastructure architects needed to identify a new solution that would support communications moving to an all-IP environment.
The architects found a solution in bringing the T.38 protocol into the system that would support fax VoIP. Such a protocol allows customers to continue using their old fax devices while connecting to the VoIP phone system. And, while this approach works well in the enterprise, there are also options for SMBs that will meet their budgetary needs.
Not every business has the same fax VoIP needs, and the plans typically available in the market reflect this reality. The small business might opt for a standard 500 pages free plan, which costs less than the 2,500 pages free plan that a medium size business would choose. Businesses that receive or send faxes to local numbers can opt for a plan that utilizes a local number preference.
Almost all plans have an option that includes local and toll free number, and in some cases, dedicated numbers. FaxSIPit is a way to route faxing via VoIP. FaxSIPit recognized that there weren’t many options for fax VoIP and set out to provide companies with options. Previously, providers were forced to offer VoIP phone services while the fax had to stay on the POTS line. This resulted in two bills, which most consumers recognize is a hassle.
Companies could also opt to go with a standard fax VoIP service and have to deal with a host of issues, from support to reliability. Again, this is an option that also ranks low on the customer satisfaction list. Businesses typically want to work with proven providers ready to support the products or services they sell.
FaxSIPit uses HTTPS streaming to bring the ultimate fax VoIP service to life. The company’s technology has allowed fax devices to replace T.38 with a better solution that will work on any network where the computer-based browsing runs without issue. Fax VoIP becomes a non-issue, as the solution is easy enough to allow just about anyone to install and configure. All the complexities are removed, leaving the FaxSIPit solution the next great thing in fax VoIP.
Small and medium sized businesses have more options today than ever before when it comes to communications technology. The fax VoIP solutions reflect those options and allow for more streamlined connectivity and operations.
To explore more on what FaxSIPit can offer you and your business, click here.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo