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Caller ID on VoIP Services

In times past, even if you don’t want to answer a ringing phone, you need to do so because you don’t know who’s on the other line and you might be missing an important call if you don’t answer it. Caller IDs are already common today and this is very useful because it gives us information where the incoming call is from so you will know whether to answer the call or not. Digital technology has indeed made our lives more convenient, and this caller ID can have its own separate unit or it can simply be displayed on your telephone screen. Some companies also have caller ID functionality which makes it possible to display the caller ID on your cable TV screen which allows you to know who the caller is when the phone rings, and helps you decide if you are to stand up or continue watching the show.

Today, with VoIP service, caller ID benefits can be enjoyed by its users. With your VoIP account you can make and receive calls anywhere there is internet connection or WIFI which is unlike the traditional phone systems that requires you to have a physical address or a mobile phone service that ties your credit card with the service.

VoIP called ID works much the same way as for the traditional phone system in that it displays the name or number of the caller before you answer the phone. The features of caller ID on VoIP systems are almost similar to the features in conventional phone. VoIP caller ID has some added features and enhanced flexibilities depending on the internet service provider that operates the service.

SPIT or spam over internet telephony is something new in the online world. Spit is said to infiltrate VoIP systems especially now that VoIP phones and services are increasing and soon to become mainstream. It is the purpose of VoIP caller ID to protect subscribers from SPIT because it has the functionality of filtering incoming calls, blacklisting calls that are unwanted and only receiving legitimate ones

Most VoIP phones already have caller ID in their systems. Caller IDs can be used for free but there are providers that charge a minimal fee for its use. There are systems that require a separate caller ID box or an upgrade in the software to enable this feature. Users can work with their VoIP providers so that can have caller ID features enabled according to their needs. The feature of call waiting which allows users to identify a second incoming call can also be incorporated with you caller ID on your VoIP telephone system.

This all depends on the user’s needs. Some people use VoIP caller ID to filter incoming calls while some business use it as an identification authentication system so that users can enter the corporate network form a remote location.

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