Mobo Telecom IP Phone

What is IP telephony?

Imagine the services of a cell phone combined with the benefits of a line fixed at a fraction of the price!

November 09 2023 5 minutes of reading

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is:
A phone that transmits voice over the Internet and doesn't require a landline.

Innovation enables communication of audio and video over various internet networks such as cable, fiber optics, satellite, or LTE network. This technology is known as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Devices connect to the router or modem instead of the RJ-11 phone jack.

Key Advantages of VoIP

Comparison of prices for VoIP providers

Provider Unlimited Calls International Calls Voicemail Call Waiting Caller ID Activation Fee Monthly Fee
Ooma Telo Canada United States, Mexico, Europe Yes Yes Yes Free $10
Vonage Canada, United States, Mexico Over 60 countries Yes Yes Yes $99 $9.99
Fongo Canada Over 60 countries Yes Yes Yes Free $9.99
Transat Telecom Quebec Canada, United States Yes Yes Yes Free $9.95 to $19.95
TekSavvy Canada United States, Mexico Yes Yes Yes Free $12.95 to $24.95
Videotron Canada United States Yes Yes Yes Free $15 to $37
Bell Canada Canada United States, Mexico, Europe Yes Yes Yes $49.95 $29.95
Rogers Canada United States, Mexico, Europe Yes Yes Yes $49.99 $29.99
Telus Canada United States, Mexico, Europe Yes Yes Yes $49.95 $29.95

Prices are in Canadian dollars.

Activation fees may vary depending on the provider and chosen plan.

Unlimited calls are typically limited to a defined number of minutes per month.

Rates for international calls may vary depending on the destination.

Selection Criteria

Price: VoIP service prices vary significantly among providers. It's important to compare prices of different plans before making a choice.

Included features: Some providers offer additional features, such as voicemail, call waiting, or caller ID. It's important to check that the features you need are included in the plan you choose.

Call quality: VoIP call quality can vary depending on the provider and the quality of your internet connection. It's important to read customer reviews before making a choice.

Ease of use: VoIP services can be complex to set up and use. It's important to choose a provider that offers an easy-to-understand interface.

Drawbacks of VoIP

  • Dependent on network and electricity: Unlike traditional phones, the service will be interrupted in case of a power outage or if you experience issues with your internet connection.

  • Need for compatible device: While we provide equipment for free at Mobo Telecom, a compatible IP device is a necessity.

  • Emergency situations: If you have an alarm system connected to a central monitoring station, it will be inactive during power or internet outages. The same principle applies when making a 911 call.

Complete package of residential telephone service

Includes voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, and more than 10 other functions!

Province-wide calls

Free calls throughout your province of residence.

Keep your current phone number

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Call other Xplornet residential phone users for free!

Call your friends or family members using Xplornet residential phone service for free, no matter where they are in Canada.

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No equipment to buy

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International calls and VoIP

This technology has revolutionized the way we make international calls. Before his arrival, international calls were expensive and often of poor quality. With VoIP, international calls are not only more affordable, but also of better quality.

International call pricing

By using the internet to transmit calls, this means that the costs associated with international calls are significantly reduced. Indeed, many providers can now offer very competitive international calling rates, or even free in some cases. This often depends on the country you are calling to and what plan you have.

Call quality

VoIP call quality has also improved the way we make international calls. With a good internet connection, calls can be as clear as phone service, or better. Additionally, it also offers additional features, like video conferencing, which can enhance the call experience even more.

Accessibility

VoIP has made international calls more accessible. With a compatible device and an internet connection, you can make international calls from anywhere. This is especially useful for people who travel frequently or live abroad.

Conclusion

VoIP has transformed the world of telephony, making it more affordable, better quality and more accessible. Whether you are a business looking to reduce communication costs or an individual wanting to stay in touch with friends and family abroad, this is definitely an option worth considering.

  • Ted Tayler Mobo Telecom
  • about the author

    Ted Taylor, better known as Mr. Mobo, is a telecom analyst and columnist. Mr. Mobo advises consumers on everything related to telecommunications.

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