How To Choose The Right VoIP Hardware For Your Business

November 14, 2023

VoIP hardware is affordable, simple to use and install, and comes with plenty of innovative features that enhance many of your businesses functions. 

Hardware like the modem, router, and a VoIP compatible device must be purchased to experience VoIP’s brilliant benefits. There are also other devices that are not essential, but provide robust features that greatly enhance your experience and capabilities.  

Modem and Router

First on the list: the modem and router. There’s no special modem and router required, any regular devices will do. You’ll need a fairly good internet connection to ensure you can make and receive calls as seamlessly as possible though - we always recommend fibre broadband if possible.

VoIP Compatible Devices 

A VoIP digital phone system is so flexible that it can be used for making and receiving calls on numerous compatible devices that have the VoIP software installed. The most commonly used devices include laptops, smartphones, desktop computers, and a VoIP phone/IP phone. 

A great benefit of these flexible options is the option of switching from one device to the other depending on your needs and circumstances.

An example: You’re in the middle of an important sales call and your mobile battery is on the verge of dying. Panic! But with a VoIP digital phone you can simply switch to your laptop or desktop computer and continue your call without interruption.   

VoIP Phone/IP Phone

The VoIP phone is easy to use and can be set up quickly and cheaply. Expect a wide range of super-beneficial features, including plenty of talk time, adjustable screens, noise reduction, and HD quality audio.   


Our headsets are great-looking, compact, and offer many unique features, including  dual connection (Bluetooth and USB), wired and wireless options, and HD voice speaker performance. Headsets come with quality microphones that capture and transmit your voice clearly and quickly.  

Have a look at bOnline’s range of VoIP headsets on offer. 

VoIP Gateway 

The VoIP gateway allows you to access the amazing technology of VoIP on a traditional landline phone. It also enables you to receive calls from both traditional and VoIP compatible devices, giving you a wider network than a landline or basic VoIP package. 

This is especially helpful for larger businesses, as a complete transition from landline phones to VoIP devices tends to take a lot longer. A VoIP gateway allows you to get started quickly by using your familiar landline phone, removing the time and effort involved in the disposal of traditional phones. 

What Are the Benefits of VoIP Business Phone Systems? 

VoIP phone systems have a wide range of benefits that can be applied to small businesses in particular. For example:


VoIP business phone systems allow you to save plenty of money as it tends to cost less than traditional phones. One key factor is that VoIP phone systems do not need any expensive phone lines, only an internet connection. 

HD quality audio and video calls can also do a lot to boost your business growth. Another benefit is that you now have the opportunity to spend financial resources in other areas of your business like marketing and product development. 

Access VoIP from Anywhere

As long as you have an internet connection, you get to make and receive calls and access other VoIP features no matter your location. This flexibility is especially great for employees who are working remotely or travelling. 

Improved Productivity

The auto attendant and call routing features ensure every caller is directed to the right destination automatically, saving you plenty of time and increasing customer satisfaction.

The call recording feature serves a double-purpose, it helps with staff development and provides easily accessible call records. Employees can analyse their calls and use those insights to enhance their customer service.

Fancy a Free VoIP Trial?

Making the leap to a digital phone system can be a little daunting. But with the landline switch off just around the corner, now is the time.

Why not sign up for our free 7-day trial? It’s the perfect way to test out all the business-friendly VoIP features on offer, without the commitment. 

Don’t forget, if you’d like to talk to us about any aspect of VoIP or the landline switch off, feel free to give our friendly expert team a call on 0203 617 9950.


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