Frequently Asked Questions about VoIP and IP Phone System

Here are some Frequently Asked Question about VoIP and IP Phone System you may have, so you can easily switch to our cloud services. Please read them carefully and let us know if you have more questions or need more information. Use the form below to send us more info and our VoIP Gurus will get back to you with the most appropriate solution for your business.


How the cloud phone system works


What is VoIP and hosted phone system?

VoIP (voice over IP) is an innovative technology used to deliver voice information over the Internet. Cloud phone systems (also known as Internet-based phone systems or hosted phone systems) are using VoIP to send voice information in digital format over the web. In this way, you can make or receive calls using your Internet connection and reduce drastically (around 50%) the price of your business communication and get an excellent call quality and many of advanced features.

Why should I switch to cloud telephony?

Your traditional phone system is obsolete and limited: it requires additional hardware/support, it involves additional charges for line rental and is based on old technology. With cloud based phone system you only need an Internet connection to manage your business communication. You get very low call rates, free national calls, local or international phone numbers, tons of advanced VoIP features (call queues, voicemail, call transfer, call conference, IVR menu, call recording, etc.), professional 24/7 support and so much more.

Do I need additional equipment?

We provide high-quality, reliable and fully-featured VoIP phones and highly recommend using them for your business communication. You can choose from a wide variety of Cisco phones (the full list of handsets and their specs are available here). We’ll pre-configure the phones and install them for you (if requested). If you don’t need a phone, you can use our PC or mobile application to make or receive calls and manage your account from anywhere at any time.

Can I keep my existing phone number?

Yes, you can keep your existing phone number (by porting it to us). It usually takes from 2 to 10 days to port your number. Please note that there is once off charge associated with each number porting.

What is a "cloud based" service?

Our service is “cloud based” which means that the core processing equipment and software is located in different datacenters. Many popular and established brands, such as Amazon, Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, etc. offer cloud based systems, because they are more secure, flexible and cost efficient.


How does it work?

If you have an account with us and your business phone system connected to the Internet. You can get local phone numbers from us or use your existing ones. The implementation process is fast and smooth (all our devices are pre-configured). You just plug in your VoIP phone into your Internet connection and start making and receiving calls. The system is very flexible, easy to use and includes plenty of features that will make your business communication more efficient.

Can I get new local or International phone numbers?

Yes, you can get one or multiple Irish landline numbers with us. You just have to select the package that suits your business needs (each package includes a set of phone numbers and options). Additionally, if you’re doing business abroad, you can obtain international phone numbers at a fixed price.


Will I have a good call quality?

Actually, your call quality will be better and clearer than on traditional phones. This is because all the calls made via our system use a digital wide band audio, which provides a superior call quality.



How to switch to IP telephony

How do I sign up?

To get an account/package with us is so simple. All you have to do is click on “Sign up” button and go through all these steps: 1. Include contact details, business address, create a password. 2 Validate your account and define your system configuration: select phone numbers or include numbers to be ported, define opening hours and greetings (optional) 3. Select your add-ons (additional Irish number, fax to email, etc.) 4. Choose one/several handsets 5. Proceed to payment

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept multiple payment methods: credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), direct debit payments (please include your bank account details and we charge it every month), bank transfer or PayPal. All the credit card payments are securely processed via Realex Payments (one of the leading and most secure payment gateways in Europe).

Do you provide refunds?

We’re 100% certain that our system is reliable, flexible and efficient. If for some reasons you want to get your money back, we can issue a refund during the first 30 days of service. Just clearly show us that you can’t get the service you want because our service doesn’t work as promised.

How much do I have to pay?

The prices are starting from € 25 a month, this is a basic package with an essential set of features (call conference, call queues, voicemail, mobile app, etc.), 2 Irish landline numbers, maximum 2 phone users. If you need extra features/phone users, installation and support service, you can always upgrade to the next package. With our hosted phone service, you will reduce the cost of your calls by around 50% or even more.

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

No, you don’t have to sign any long-term contracts or commitments. We offer 30-day rolling contract. You simply get the package you need and start using our service instantly. You can cancel your subscription anytime.


Do you provide support?

Sure, we provide support to all our new and existing customers. The best way to get prompt and professional support is by opening a support ticket, sending us an email or calling us, we will be happy to help you out.


Getting started with the VoIP and IP Phone System


How to start using your services?

Simply subscribe to one of our packages, select your handsets, plug them into your Internet connection and start making and receiving calls instantly. There is no need for additional hardware, phone lines, support or dedicated staff.


Do I have to set up the phones?

No, we’ll pre-configure the phones before sending them to you. All you must do is plug in in your phones into your Internet connection and start using our service.


How long does it take to set up my phone system?

Our system is centralized, this means that the installation process is fast and smooth. Usually it takes less than 24 hours to get your business phone system up and running (from the moment you place a request).

How many phone users can I have?

This depends on the package that you choose. Each handset, desktop/mobile app or extension is counted as a phone user. You can have from 1 to 89 phone users (that means up to 89 phones in your office). Our system is very flexible so you can easily scale up or down your business communication to suit your needs.


Do I need new phones?

To get the most of our hosted phone system you need VoIP capable handsets. We provide a wide variety of reliable, fully-featured handsets from Cisco and recommend using them on all your premises and for all your business needs. Two of the most popular and demanded phones are Cisco SPA301 and Cisco SPA303, you can purchase them from us, simply select the ones you need during sign up process.

Can I perform calls without phones?

Yes, you can use compatible desktop or mobile applications to perform and receive calls from your PC, laptop or mobile device. Additionally, you can use our Android/iOS app to manage your account from anywhere.

 

Do you provide installation services?

Once you have the handsets you can plug them in and use the service, it is as easy as that! However, if you need our assistance and have additional requirements, we can install the phones for you. Installation cost is based on site survey. Please contact us for more details.


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