Over the weekend I took some time to check out VoIPstudio, a cloud telephony service enabling flexible yet secure connections between users and business entities. You might think there are better things to do on weekends, but the time was definitely worth it. Although I heard of Voice over IP or Internet telephony solutions many times before, I never really tried a specific VoIP service yet.
The telephony service, which was created by the London-based tech company Level 7 Systems, aims to help businesses to be more productive, without the need of buying and managing an expensive on-site telephone system. All VoIPstudio’s enterprise features are delivered at a fraction of the standard PBX price. Editors note: PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange, which is a private telephone network used within a company.
So what VoIPstudio is basically offering is a quick and cheap way of getting started with Internet telephony by using your PC and the VoIPstudio software which turns your PC into a fully featured telephone. Your first sign up gives you the opportunity of a 30 days free trial as well as 100 free minutes of calls to ordinary telephones. This way you can test the VoIPstudio service without risk.
The sign up is done very quickly and you’re seamlessly getting walked through the functions and features of VoIPstudio right on the website after your first log in. After your sign up, you’re also getting an email very quickly by a customer service rep who helps you with your questions in regards to the telephony service.
The innovative platform of VoIPstudio allows deployment of a flexible telephony network, wherever an internet connection is available. It can be used with a regular desk phones or with a computer based software. Existing telephone numbers can also be easily ported to VoIPstudio. One way to start making calls right a way, would be to download their free softphone after your sign up.
The feature set of VoIPstudio’s telephony service is rich and relatively easy to discover (voicemail, contact lists, conference calls, sms and fax service, etc.). To be honest, I think the user interface of VoIPstudio is probably not going to win a design award. But don’t get me wrong – the design is functional and the overall user experience is great! It’s just not amazingly “pretty” in a Apple way.
As I mentioned before, the cloud telephony solution of VoIPstudio is comparable affordable. The price plan starts at € 3.99 per user (monthly). If you’re interested make sure to try VoIPstudio now and take advantage of their 30 days free trial!