Somewhere in an office, a phone sits on a desk. It doesn't ring, yet the person expecting the call still reaches the phone. How is it possible? One word—mVoIP. It stands for Mobile Voice over Internet Protocol and, despite its relatively youthful presence on the technological scene, it's quickly taking over a share of voice packages.

Part of this is due to analysts' predictions that mVoIP could reduce the cost of an average call by 97%. The other part is due to how quickly the world is using messaging applications to place phone calls. If you own a business, there's a big chance you could save money and increase business efficiency by switching.

So What's the Big Deal?

Imagine having one phone number that you can take with you from the office to your car, or to a client five miles away, or a business meeting on the other side of the country, or even a conference in a country five-thousand miles away. That one number provides you with the ability to conference call, receive voicemail, video chat, and conduct business. All of this saves your company money because instead of using a regular phone line, it uses the Internet to send all the electronic signals.

Isn't mVoIP the Same as a cell phone?

There are a lot of similarities to mVoIP and cell phones, but they operate on completely different technologies.

Firstly, mVoIP services still operate similar to landlines because they send information through physical cables that connect the world. This provides you with a constant and secure line, unless the power goes out. However, mVoIP companies are working around this by ensuring interconnections between Internet lines and phone lines for emergencies.

Secondly, mVoIP services aren't meant to replace cell phones; they're meant to replace landlines. Cell phones and mVoIP services both convert voice from analog signals to digital signals. Regular landlines retain that information. However, cell phones prefer to use their own towers when placing calls. mVoIP services use the Internet provided through the area, so it can jump between your phone's service provider and Wi-Fi networks in the area.

Where Can You Use mVoIP Services?

Anywhere you have cell phone or Internet service, you can use your mVoIP. Here's a quick list of all the networks you can place calls on.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-max
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • LTE
  • HSDPA (High-speed Downlink Packet Access), which is also known as enhanced 3G, 3.5G, 3G+, or turbo 3G

So, whether you're buried in work at the office, traversing traffic-packed roads, or at home taking care of a sick child, you can bring your office phone with you.