VoIP Call Center

A VoIP call center is a center or office usually set up by large companies to handle inbound and outbound telephone calls to provide customer service/support. Call center VoIP is literally same as the traditional call center, the difference is that it just uses IP based data networks instead PSTN.

VoIP Call Center

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VoIP call-centers are also known as contact centers. However, contact centers do a lot more than in-coming and out-going calls. Beside phone calls contact centers handle

  • faxing
  • e-mail
  • online communication such as Instant Messaging i.e chat on a website.

Many mid-to-large size companies switched or in the process of switching to call center VoIP after realizing the benefits of it. Very few company still use an onsite based center.

Have you recently received a call from your local telephone company (be it a land line or mobile operator)? Or may be you called your cable, bank, utility etc...to request for something? Then you were greeted by an agent saying something like - "Hello! I am John Doe, how can I help you today?". Chances are you've been transferred to their call center agent probably outsourced in India or another Asian country. 

How it works

Call centers use VoIP technology to send their calls through IP (Internet Protocol) networks. Unlike the traditional centers that are physically hosted in traditional companies known as POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). 

Tips: VoIP is acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, a transmission of voice, data and video via Internet networks. For more details visit VoIP definition.

how VoIP call center works

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Types of VoIP call center

  • In-bound / in-coming - usually customers call to inquire about a product or service or seek technical support
  • Out-bound / out-going - where agents. telemarketers etc.. call to customers 
  • Blended VoIP call center - this type of center does both the above ( in-bound and out-bound calling)

Who's it for

It depends on the type of business and size of the company you have. Usually mid to large companies with big number of customers require this solution. For instance let's mention few, starting by VoIP companies since this is a VoIP site...

  • VoIP companies
  • Cable/Broadband ISPs
  • Cell phone/mobile operators
  • Banks
  • Airlines
  • Utility company

...and more can be listed. 

Where to find the service/solution

Look for call center software providers. Below are few to mention...

Mitel Logo
Five9 Logo
Broadvoice Logo

Business VoIP Phone Service Providers

Provider Name

Monthly Cost

More Info & Details

Vonage Logo

From $19.99 - $24.99 / Month

Visit Vonage page

RingCentral Logo

From $24.95 - $44.95/Month/User 

Visit RingCentral page

Jive Logo

From $19.95 - $29.95/mo

More info about Jive

Nextiva Logo

From $19.95 - $29.95 / Month  

Visit Nextiva link

8x8 Logo

From $24.99 / Month - UP (Varies)

Visit 8x8 page

For more details or list of companies visit business VoIP providers.

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