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What is internet phone service?

Internet phone service is a phone system that, as the name suggests, lets you access phone services over the internet. That means you can make and receive calls from anywhere using any device that’s connected to the internet.

Internet phone calls rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to combine the best of regular landline phones with the cutting-edge functionality of modern communication services. Ringover’s internet phone service offers crystal clear call quality, enterprise-grade features, and 24/7 customer support—all while cutting the cost of conventional phone lines.

Why upgrade to an internet phone service?

Spend less on communications

Spend less on communications

Save on the cost of physical hardware, wiring, and installation while eliminating the need for ongoing maintenance.

Make calls from anywhere

Make calls from anywhere

Give remote teams everything they need to do their best work. Make and receive calls from any location and any device with an internet connection.

Enjoy better call quality

Enjoy better call quality

Forget about latency issues, lag, or call dropouts. Guarantee crisp, crystal clear audio with every call by relying on a trusted communications provider.

Scale on your terms

Scale on your terms

Add new lines in seconds without moving equipment. Our internet phone service does all the heavy lifting for you to support the growth of your business.

Access enterprise-grade functionality

Access enterprise-grade functionality

Gain access to advanced features such as video conferencing, customizable call routing, auto-receptionist, and more.

Keep your communications secure

Keep your communications secure

Effortlessly stay compliant. Make sure sensitive data remains safe and secure by partnering with a reliable VoIP provider.

VoIP: Empowering a remote workforce with the right productivity tools

How are you keeping your teams productive while they’re working remotely? VoIP gives your business everything it needs to improve the remote work experience

  • Experience high-quality audio calls and HD video
  • Get started in no time with Ringover’s simplified setup process
  • Integrate leading VoIP phones, conferencing hardware, and other communications equipment
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VoIP: Empowering a remote workforce with the right productivity tools
  • 99.999% uptime keeps your business online and ready to go
  • Access our top notch customer service when you need it most
  • Keep your communications safe with end-to-end encryption
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VoIP: Empowering a remote workforce with the right productivity tools

Internet Phone Service Features

Unlimited Calling

Enjoy unlimited calling to up to 110 destinations. Rely on crystal clear call quality no matter where you are or what device you’re using.

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Cross-Platform Support

Enable your teams to do their best work with mobile support. Use smartphones and tablets to make and receive calls from anywhere.

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Conferencing

Empower your workforce with HD audio and video conferencing capabilities. Bring your remote teams together with a robust internet phone system.

Voicemail to Email

Streamline communications by checking voicemails from your inbox. View caller information and listen to messages without any dialing.

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Call Routing

Seamlessly direct incoming calls to the correct departments. Customize call routing based on phone numbers and business hours.

Auto-Attendant

Don’t leave customers waiting. Automatically connect callers to the right agents with a professional auto-attendant.

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Internet Phone Service FAQs

Can I get phone service through internet?

Absolutely yes. Phone services that use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology allow you to make and receive calls through the internet. Unlike traditional landline and cellular phone systems that use analog lines or cell towers for call transmission, internet phone systems transmit calls through the internet.

You only need a good internet connection and an internet-connected device like a smartphone, laptop, computer, or tablet to use internet phone services. They also work on VoIP handsets specially designed for internet calls, and you can make internet phone calls from your landline using an analog telephone adaptor (ATA).

When you want to spend less on communications but make calls from anywhere, there is no better choice than an internet phone service. Ringover offers cloud-based phone services to help businesses enjoy cost-effective and hassle-free communications with teams and clients from across the globe. Call from anywhere, any device, and at any time – it cannot get better than that, right?

What is a good internet phone service?

Several internet service providers are available in the market today. While some are ideal for individual users, others are full-suite business phone systems with a gamut of features and functionalities that help you run your operations smoothly.

Listed below are some of the best internet phone services for businesses of all types and sizes:

  • Ringover
  • Dialpad
  • Nextiva
  • Grasshopper
  • 8X8
  • Vonage
  • Ooma Office
  • CloudTalk
  • GoTo Connect
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • >CallHippo
  • Phone.com
  • magicJack for Business

However, if you are looking for an internet service provider for residential or personal use, you can consider the following options:

  • Ooma Telo
  • Google Voice
  • AXvoice
  • VoIPo
  • Phone Power
  • 1-VoIP

How much does internet phone cost?

The pricing of internet phone calls varies based on the plans, features, and providers you choose. Ringover has internet phone plans starting at $24 per user per month. You can reduce it to $19 per user per month by opting for annual billing.

The package includes unlimited calls to over 90 destinations, and you can access the service through mobiles, computers, and web apps. It also offers features like call forwarding, video calling, conference calls, etc., for better communication and collaboration.

Is there a free online phone service?

Apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Google Duo, Viber, Facebook Messenger, etc. allow free internet calling, but their functionalities are limited. Typically, you can make calls using such an app only if the receiver also uses it. They don’t allow landline calls, either.

Likewise, you will find VoIP service providers that offer free or freemium versions of their internet phone systems. Again, these free versions don’t give you access to many crucial collaborative features. You will have to upgrade to their premium version to enjoy those features. Even the free calls in such free plans may be limited to a certain number of hours.

All these free apps and services are suitable only for individual consumers or super-small businesses. Business phone systems like Ringover come at a monthly subscription fee but offer many business-centric features and unlimited calling to worldwide destinations, making it worth every penny you spend.

What is an internet phone call?

An internet phone call is a phone call placed over the internet and powered by VoIP technology. Internet phone calls can be placed from different devices, including a PC, softphone, or a landline phone with an analog telephone adaptor (ATA).

What is VoIP?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lets you access phone services over the internet. This means that calls made over VoIP aren’t dependent on traditional phone lines. Over recent years, VoIP has been growing steadily in popularity, driven by lower costs and the convenience of an internet-connected device.

What is an internet phone?

Internet phones leverage VoIP technology to enable internet calls. Internet phones can look like regular desk phones, or they can be any internet-connected and VoIP-enabled mobile device, including cell phones, laptops, or tablets.

What is a virtual number?

A virtual number is a telephone number that isn’t directly connected with an individual or a business. Calls placed with a virtual number can be forwarded to a laptop or mobile device since no telephone lines are involved.

How does an internet phone work?

Voice signals are converted into data packets, which travel over Ringover’s fail-safe network and through the internet to its intended destination. Upon arrival, VoIP converts data packets back into their original form.

Why do businesses choose VoIP over conventional phone lines?

Ringover’s internet phone service offers a number of benefits in comparison to traditional landlines. While conventional phone lines require expensive, on-premises hardware, our internet phone system requires no hardware, little setup, and no maintenance costs—all while maintaining crystal clear call quality.

Can I keep my old phone number?

Yes. Migrating your existing phone numbers to your new internet phone system is known as the process of porting. You can also add or subtract new lines in seconds to accommodate fluctuations in demand.

Will my internet be slower with VoIP?

While the quality of your VoIP calls may be affected by the quality of your internet, your VoIP phone system will not impact your internet speeds.

Will I be able to make internet phone calls if I have no power?

In most cases, no. VoIP phone systems rely on an internet connection. During a power outage, your router will not be able to function, meaning you will lose internet access. Equipping your router with a backup power source can keep your phone system online in the event of a power outage.

Are there any limitations to using an internet phone system?

There are no practical limitations to Ringover’s internet phone service. The only consideration to keep in mind before switching from a conventional landline to a VoIP phone system is whether your internet connection is fast and stable. While your internet phone system will not affect your internet speeds, call quality and reliability relies on the strength of your existing connection.