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Faqs about the voipstudio free trial

Do I need a credit card for the free trial?

No. To get started on the free trial, we simply need your telephone number.
If you decide to carry on using VoIPstudio after the free trial ends we’ll then need to set up payment details.

Do I get all the features on the free trial?

Yes, Once you sign up for our 30-day free trial, you’ll get full access to your very own VoIPstudio web portal where you can use our fully functional virtual PBX features without any obligations. While most people decide to sign-up after they’ve tried it free for 30 days, if you decide it’s not for you, you don’t have to do anything. Your trial will end automatically, and no monthly fees will be charged

Can I cancel the free trial at any time?

Of course.
If for whatever reason you are not completely satisfied with your VoIPstudio hosted phone system you can cancel your subscription at any time. There is no contract or minimum notice period.

How do I get started?

Simply sign up for an account here. The video below shows how.

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Basic FAQs about VoIP

What is VoIP?

VoIP’s meaning is Voice over Internet Protocol. But what is VoIP in practice and in your business? It is an easily scalable communication technology which enables you to talk, chat or video conference over the internet. It works seamlessly with other VoIP phones, landline phones, mobile phones, smartphone apps, computers, laptops, and tablets.

How does a VoIP service work?

Once you sign up for your account, you’re instantly connected to a cloud-based system which allows you to communicate over the internet instead of a traditional landline phone. This means that when you make a VoIP call, the digital information is instantly converted into packets of data that best suits your recipient’s receiving device–in an instant.

When you subscribe to our service you can:

  1. Make (and receive) free Internet calls to other networks

  2. Call any landline or mobile phone at very low rates

  3. Receive calls from the traditional telephone network

  4. Send text messages (SMS) to mobiles worldwide

  5. Receive faxes to your email address completly free of charge

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What is VoIP for business?

What is VoIP if not a scalable communications solution for your growing business? You are getting a complete cloud solution when you get VoIP. Meaning VoIPstudio can replace traditional, hardwired business phone systems, while adding additional functionalities that help your business grow. You will experience seamless calling, virtual conference rooms, customized ring groups, inbound traffic management, virtual numbers, customisable voicemail and more.
Even better, the entire VoIP interface is both customizable and scalable to fit the needs of your business. Every VoIPstudio customer gets all the same features, with our pricing plans based on team members. Pay per user and enjoy either national or international calling.

What are the benefits of a VoIP phone system?

You join the cloud when you get VoIP. Meaning you can cut the cord on phones. While this is a big benefit for remote teams and clients, a VoIP internet phone can help you get the most out of your cloud-based business communications.
With a VoIP phone, you can:

  • Use the same number wherever you are – whether that’s home, the office or abroad

  • Make and receive free internet calls

  • Have unlimited inbound numbers, from as many countries as you want

  • Call both landline phones and mobile phones at discounted rates

  • Send text messages to mobile phones worldwide

  • Receive faxes to your email address, free of charge

  • Receive free voicemail notifications of e-mail messages

VoIPstudio also gives you a fully functional PBX system so you’ll have all the tools you need (and more) for your VoIP meaning you can easily manage all of your business’ communications in an instant.

What are the advantages over landline phone services?

The internet, where new features and life-changing functionality is just an update away.
Some other standout advantages to VoIP are:

  • Easily port your existing number to your new VoIP system

  • Get 24/7 customer care to help you with all of your VoIP questions

  • Call other VoIP users for free

  • Create and manage as many inbound numbers as you’d like

  • Funnel each number you create to departments and enjoy a full suite of other PBX system features

  • Create inbound numbers based in the country of your choice

  • Get free voicemail, which also notifies you when you have an email

  • Lower the total cost of your vital business communication systems

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cost FAQs about VoIP

How much do calls to landline phones and mobile phones cost?

The rates vary, so you’ll have to refer to our price list. But keep in mind that those prices are much lower than your standard rates.

How much will it cost to call my phone?

Your inbound number will work exactly the same as your traditional landline phone did. It won’t cost your callers anything to contact you. In fact, they won’t even know the difference between your VoIP service and your previous solution.

What is VoIPstudio’s internet connection requirement?

You communicate via the cloud with VoIP. Meaning you do need internet, but any broadband connection is sufficient.

How am I able to get all my internet calls (VoIP calls) free?

We use our servers and technology to connect and transmit your calls, we do not pay a third-party communications company. You just need to pay for your internet connection. That enables you to send all your messages and calls are via the cloud, which sends and receives data from all over the world in a split-second. VoIPstudio simply enables the process, by converting your calls into packets of data to fit the device of your recipient. If the call is internet-based, no conversion is needed, therefore, it’s free.

Is my voicemail also free?

Yes. When you sign up with VoIPstudio, callers can leave you messages for free, right away. To learn about more features see, “What is VoIP’s key advantage over a landline phone?”.

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FAQs about VoIPstudio

Do I need to sign a contract?

Not at all! We never make you sign a contract to receive our VoIP service and features. Plus, we give you a 30-day free trial of VoIPstudio, meaning you can experience the quality of our service, risk free.

What about inbound numbers?

Regardless of where you are located, you can select a local number from our list of over 30,000 cities, worldwide. We have a full list of International DDI numbers ready for your VoIP system, meaning you can have number from almost anywhere in the world, regardless of where your desk is at the moment.

I already have a number, what do I do?

In most cases it is possible to port your number to your VoIP service, but we always need to verify that with your current service provider. Send your request to us along with the number you wish to transfer and a member of our team will get back to you within 3 working days. If we can transfer it, we will and we won’t charge you for it.

Will my VoIP phone work during a power outage?

In general, you can dial any landline phone or mobile number around the world. But note that emergency numbers might not be available from your VoIP phone. This is especially true if your chosen inbound number is outside of your true geographical location. In the case of an emergency, you and your team members should use a smartphone.

Are there any numbers I cannot call?

In general, you can dial any landline phone or mobile number around the world. But note that emergency numbers might not be available from your VoIP phone. This is especially true if your chosen inbound number is outside of your true geographical location. In the case of an emergency, you and your team members should use a smartphone.

Can I send text messages (SMS) from your website?

Yes. You can send text messages (SMS) to any mobile device around the world for a fraction of the standard rates.

What is the VoIPstudio fax to email service?

You will get a dedicated fax number that anyone can send faxes to. When you receive a fax, a copy of that document will automatically be converted to a PDF and sent to your inbox. You can also view your faxes in your private VoIPstudio web portal.

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techie FAQs about VoIPstudio

What codecs does VoIPstudio Hosted PBX support?

VoIPstudio Hosted PBX currently supports the following codecs:

  • ALAW (G711)

  • ULAW (G711)

  • GSM

  • G722

  • G723

  • G726

  • G729

  • speex

  • h364 (Video)

What does “No Registered Endpoint” error mean?

In order to make or receive phone calls via the VoIPstudio Hosted PBX service, you need to have a SIP Endpoint (for example a softphone or hardware desk phone) registered on our network. Your endpoint needs to be configured and have internet access so it can connect to VoIPstudio.

If your device is not registered or the VoIPstudio servers are unable to communicate with your device, you will see the “No Registered Endpoint” message in your admin portal.

To prevent this, ensure that your VoIP device is online and properly configured in your account. You can also call us 24/7, should you ever need to troubleshoot an issue.

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