Many businesses have found VoIP to be extremely reliable, thanks to the efforts of telecom providers like Freeje.
But that hasn’t always been the case. In its early days, there were always concerns about the call quality and overall reliability of the service.
Today, you can easily call someone over the internet with no call quality issues. In fact, it has come to the point that it matched the quality provided by landlines.
Once you’re connected to the internet, all you need to do is log in your credentials into the system. Then, you’re good to go!
However, a lot of people think that this would apply to WiFi connections only since VoIP requires so much bandwidth.
To clear this misconception up, it’s completely possible to connect to VoIP with your smartphone. If you want to learn how to do it as well as its pros and cons, keep reading. This post will cover just that.
- 1 VoIP Without WiFi, How Does It Work?
- 2 Pros of Using VoIP on your Mobile Device
- 3 Cons of Using VoIP on your Mobile Device
VoIP Without WiFi, How Does It Work?
On your laptop, you’ll have to log in to a website or software. The process is pretty similar to doing it without WiFi.
Using your provider’s endorsed app, you’ll also have to log in to be connected. In the case of Freeje, it’s Freeje Optimum. This app is even powerful enough to let you manage a small call center in it.
Functionality-wise, they are the same. As long as you’re using the app, you’re good to go.
Pros of Using VoIP on your Mobile Device
As unpopular as it is, there are many good things that can come out of accessing your VoIP from your smartphone:
1. You can take it anywhere you want
Not a lot of places have free WiFi that you can access. And even on the chance that that’s an option, do you really want to expose the system security by using public WiFi?
Moreover, WiFi also has a way of limiting your reach in some sense. Instead of cords, you’re bound by the limits of your WiFi signal.
Thankfully, you can use your mobile device to access mobile data. In place of WiFi, this can help you keep yourself connected to the world.
This is especially important if you’re always on the go, meeting clients left and right. Without worrying about the availability of WiFi, you’d still be connected to the office wherever you are.
2. It’s more portable
Laptops nowadays are more lightweight than their older counterparts. But wouldn’t it always be better to carry something smaller?
That’s a convenience that a mobile phone provides you. And because you already have your phone with you at all times, you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving your device you normally connect to VoIP.
3. It’s very easy to use
Most (if not all) of us have been using a smartphone for many years now. And even with the advancement within smartphone tech over the years, we never have a problem adapting to the changes.
That’s because the principles are basically the same. So even if it’s your first time using a VoIP app, you won’t have a problem at all. Apps nowadays are designed to be extremely user-intuitive so there’s no learning curve if you want to try it out.
Cons of Using VoIP on your Mobile Device
The following are the drawbacks of using mobile data instead of WiFi:
1. It can be pricey
Granted, the pricing structure for mobile data nowadays is more affordable nowadays. But if you’re going to be on the phone most of the time, you’ll easily deplete your monthly allocation.
The consumption gets even worse for video conferencing. As a result, you may have to upgrade your plan to respond to your increased need for mobile data.
2. It may not always be reliable
Even the best mobile app for VoIP systems can’t do much if your connection isn’t good. As you already know, VoIP needs a strong and stable connection to match the call quality on desk phones.
Therefore, if your connection is anything less than that, you won’t be able to maintain the call quality.
Accessibility of mobile phones for VoIP will be highly dependent on your carrier’s ability to provide exemplary service.
3. Not all phones are compatible
Some mobile app developers don’t make their apps compatible with lower-end phone models. This usually comes in the form of requiring a certain operating system update.
So for those in your staff who are using an older phone model, they may not be able to use VoIP on their phones at all. They’ll have to purchase a compatible model to keep connected.
Although it’s possible to use your mobile device for VoIP, it’s important to assess the pros and cons to determine its viability in the long run. But when mobile infrastructure has caught up, this won’t be an issue anymore.