Frequently Asked Questions
Check out some of the most common questions businesses ask when looking for a VoIP service provider, organized by category.
VoIP FAQ's by Topic
Getting VoIP phone service for your business shouldn't be difficult. In this ultimate VoIP FAQ's we answer every question you ever had....and then some.
How does VoIP Work?
VoIP works by sending voice, call, and text data through the internet. The data is transcribed into code, which is then translated into audio and video.
How much does VoIP cost?
The cost of VoIP varies depending on factors such as: how many lines you need, how much time you spend on the phone, if you're using a hosted PBX or on premise, as well as what features you need. Speak with a True Dial consultant to discuss your business VoIP needs. VoIP provides more flexibility and features at a lower cost than traditional phone lines. Business owners report saving as much as 40% by switching their phone service to True Dial VoIP. These modern, affordable phone systems have all the features businesses need to increase their profits. True Dial is a leading VoIP service provider for small to medium sized businesses.
Check out the True Dial pricing page for a clear look at available features, prices, and package options. True Dial offers 3 suites designed and proven to exceed the needs of a growing organization.
What is a Business VoIP Phone System?
What are the benefits of a VoIP phone system for business?
Quality: A hosted PBX gives you enterprise level phone quality at a fraction of the price.
Improved Connectivity: Bring all your numbers and lines under one roof and save time.
Increased Productivity: When using a business VoIP phone system, your entire team is one click away. Connect your mobile devices and take your office anywhere.
Decreased Costs: With True Dial's Enterprise Plan, you get 150% more VoIP for $20 compared to RingCentral™️'s $20 "Phone" Plan.
Why Switch to a True Dial VoIP Phone System for Your Business?
Take Your Office Anywhere: Create a virtual extension of your office with a VoIP phone system for your business. Instead of having multiple phone numbers for your office and cell, create a single phone number that rings all your numbers at once, improving response time.
Custom Numbers: Create a local or custom phone number. You can also create separate phone numbers for different departments of your business.
Flexibility: Translate a text message to audio, or vice versa. Send digital files as faxes, and faxes as digital files to a phone number with a click.
Call Routing: Use your VoIP phone system to send callers to their respective departments with automated messages.
Separate Numbers: Separate your personal and business phone numbers. Call and text employees and clients from a designated number regardless of the device.
What can True Dial do for me?
True Dial helps businesses across multiple segments improve communications between employees, customers, and all other business functions. VoIP service providers like True Dial provide value in terms of lower costs and improved quality. Our clients enjoy:
How is the quality of a call with a VoIP phone system?
VoIP phone call quality largely depends on the speed, bandwidth, and connection reliability of your internet. In comparison to traditional phones, your speed is improved which leads to a more clear connection and sound. VoIP phone systems have HD Voice features as well. You can always improve your connection by increasing the speed of your internet. Here's a tool for a free internet speed test so you know before you buy a VoIP phone system.
What features should I look for in a VoIP phone system or VoIP service provider?
The features you will need from your VoIP service provider largely depends on how much service you will use. Things like the number of employees, inbound and outbound calls made, and additional applications will determine what you should look for. Here at True Dial, we offer more enterprise level services than any other VoIP service provider, at a price you can afford.
Things you should look for:
Cost: How much does it cost on a month-to-month or annual basis?
Service Needs: What are you going to need from your VoIP service provider?
Location: Will your VoIP service provider cover you in your location?
Team Members: Are you going to need to manage multiple users and services?
Features: What does your business need that VoIP service can provide?
Do I have to have a VoIP phone already?
No you don't need to have an existing VoIP phone. Since True Dial's VoIP phones follow certified internet requirements, you can bring your own, buy one of ours, or lease a VoIP phone system. You can replace your desktop phone entirely and use our mobile applications on your laptop, desktop, and smartphone to make VoIP calls.
How many VoIP calls can my network handle at one time?
True Dial offers unlimited calling. A typical VoIP phone will provide enough support for 3 simultaneous phone calls, but that can vary based on your network. A traditional phone system would make you switch lines to manage multiple calls. Being able to handle multiple calls at one time is an advantage of VoIP phone service from TrueDial. (No Busy Signal!)
Is internet included?
No, internet is not included in our VoIP service packages. If you currently have an existing ISP (Internet Service Provider) you should have no issues with speed and reliability.
Are there any cons to having a VoIP phone?
No, we don't have any limitations on what we can provide through our business VoIP phone systems. You can make unlimited calls, as you need them. Our plans are easy to upgrade so you can meet the changing demands of business from month to month. Cloud based phone systems are incredibly easy to adapt and maintain as your business does.
Can I still make VoIP phone calls if I lose power?
Typically, you won't be able to complete a call if there's a power outage. Our VoIP phone systems work over the internet, so if your router doesn't have power, you won't have internet,. The only exception is if you have a backup generator. If your power does go out, VoIP service provider True Dial can. forward calls to your cellphone or to a voice mailbox.
What's a virtual number?
A virtual phone number is one that isn't directly attached to a business. The phone numbers can be used to track and quantify results from marketing campaigns. You can modify virtual phone numbers to match the local geographic where the campaigns are being run.
Can I send faxes over VoIP?
How is Google Voice, Skype, and Zoom different from True Dial?
Do I have to have my computer online to make a call via VoIP?
Are there additional costs associated with international calling for VoIP?
True Dial provides businesses with incredibly low internation calling rates. They vary by location, phone provider, minutes, and feature used to complete the call.
What is Voice-to-email or email to voice?
With True Dial, when you receive a voicemail we can convert it to text and send it directly to your email. We can also convert digital content such as an email and convert it to audio.
What is number porting?
VoIP phone service from True Dial includes number porting. This means you can transfer your existing phone numbers to True Dial if you so choose. The experts at True Dial will walk you through the entire prices. Porting can take a few weeks to complete. True Dial provides businesses with temporary numbers so you can continue your operations without interruption.
How many VoIP minutes do I get with True Dial?
True Dial offers several different packages with different options to fit the needs of your business. Our Enterprise package includes 150% more VoIP phone service for $19.99 compared to RIngCentral™️'s "Phone" package (also $19.99)
Can I get Shared Call Appearance Features?
Yes, we allow businesses to have multiple phone lines with the same number attached to it. This means that businesses can have a unified number for all their communications.
What is Voicemail-to-Text?
Similar to our email-to-text, our cloud communication plans enable you to transcribe audio to texts and email, along with email and text to audio.
Do you have Barge-In features?
True Dial does allow supervisors and managers to listen in on calls, as well as take over the current conversation.
Do you offer call recording?
True Dial allows businesses to record their calls under our more advanced enterprise level packages. Speak with a True Dial representative to discuss which VoIP service package is best for your business.
Does True Dial support conference calling?
Yes True Dial supports conference calling. True Dial's conference calling enables you to take control of your conference with powerful features.
What is the virtual receptionist feature?
A virtual receptionist feature is when an auto-responder directs callers to their respective departments. An example is a recording telling your callers to "Press 1 for customer service, Press 2..." etc.
What type of analytics do I get?
With True Dial, you get real-time customer data and customizable dashboards:
User calling info
Number of inbound and outbound calls
Average calls per day
Number of calls answered and missed
Average conversation time
What other features do I get?
We provide tons of great features that boost productivity of your business: Click here to view a full list of features and capabilities.
Can I keep my current phone number?
Yes, True dial provides number porting services which enables you to transfer your current phone number to a VoIP business phone system.
Do I have to have an existing phone number?
Nope, you don't need an existing phone number to use True Dial's VoIP phone service. We have thousands of numbers you can choose from, and your VoIP phone number could include different area codes.
Do I have to maintain my VoIP phone system for my business?
Since your business VoIP phone system is hosted in the cloud, you don't have to worry about associated costs with maintenance. We handle all of that for you.
Will my VoIP phone number travel with me?
Yes, as long as a user has access to internet you can enjoy feature rich VoIP phone service from True Dial. Along with savings, flexibility is one of the biggest advantages to VoIP.
Is True Dial's VoIP Phone Service secure?
Yes, we do everything on our end to make sure your VoIP service is safe and secure. You should also take precautions on your end to secure your data networks.
Will my VoIP phone system work if I move my office?
Yes as long as a user has reliable internet they will be able to use their phone system. Your phone system isn't hand-cuffed to a physical location since it's hosted
Can I cancel my other phone service/bill when I switch my phone service to True Dial?
Once True Dial has transfered (ported) hour existing number, you can contact your old provider to let them know to cancel the line.
How fast does my internet have to be to make VoIP phone calls on my smartphone?
You can make HD calls with a strong 4G LTE connection. In most cases, 3G is enough for a satisfactory call, but if you have weak signal connect to Wi-Fi instead.
Can I use a wireless internet connection to use VoIP service?
You can use wireless internet connection to use VoIP but make sure your network is fast enough to support the call.
Is call quality guaranteed?
If you want to guarantee call quality, use an Ethernet connection (CAT5e or CAT6) and use Quality of Service. This will help organize and prioritize bandwith for certain applications. A typical small business won't need these extensions.
What happens if True Dial goes down?
True Dial successfully maintains 99.999% network uptime. We have data centers stationed around the U.S. and other countries to maintain connection. Running multiple data centers enables us to pick up overflow in real time.
What is SIP Trunking?
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is used to define the technology that facilitates communication and is the foundation required to connect the internet to calls. SIP makes sure calls and videos are connected and disconnected at the right moment.
Advanced VoIP Questions
What is a SIP phone? Should I buy one?
SIP phones simply use Session Initiation Protocol as a way to connect calls. It has the highest reliability and is the gold standard when it comes to VoIP. Check out our wide variety of business SIP Trunking solutions.
What is a SIP server and how does it work?
A SIP server ensures that a VoIP call reaches its destination. A SIP server maintains the authenticity of the connection between the parties and ensures availability. Example: True Dial is a SIP server. You would connect to True Dial for business VoIP phone service.
What is the difference between VoIP and SIP?
VoIP is a branch of SIP technology. SIP technology is a step up and is applied across a variety of situations outside of phone systems. It's able to provide multimedia content like messaging and video.
What's Hosted PBX?
True Dial is a hosted PBX with cloud based technology. Typically, PBX would be a private phone network in a building. With VoIP, you can have a private network using the internet. You don't need to invest in communication-infrastructure when using True Dial hosted PBX. Just plug your system into ours and get easy, hosted PBX.
What is a PBX phone system?
Private Branch Exchange (PBX) is a phone system that enables unified communications within an organization, while being able to dial outside of the business.
Should I get a softphone?
Soft phones are applications you can download to make VoIP calls. True Dial offers mobile VoIP applications. Click here to see which VoIP mobile application is right for your business.
VoIP Hardware FAQ
What equipment do I need to use True Dial's Business VoIP Phone Service?
There is no additional hardware needed for VoIP. You do have to have a fast and reliable internet connection though. Speak with your internet provider to see if you have sufficient speeds for reliable, high quality VoIP phone service from True Dial.
What's an IP Phone?
IP Phones are phones that convert audio into data to use as phone service. An IP Phone is another name for VoIP phones.
What kind of phones can I use with VoIP?
True Dial is available on both iOS and Android smartphones. You can also use your existing phones, or purchase adapters.
How much does a VoIP phone cost?
VoIP Phone prices depend on the features. True Dial provides several different VoIP phone systems so you can find something that fits your business's needs.
Does True Dial sell adapters?
We can find an adapter that will work with mostly all devices. Contact a True Dial consultant to discuss which VoIP adapter will be right for you.
Can my VoIP phone system get text messages?
In most cases yes, with additional features. You may have to pay to have your VoIP phone receive text messages. Once configured, your texts will appear instantly from True Dial's mobile app.
What is SIP Trunking?
SIP Trunking services from True Dial are a great way to get VoIP phone service in bulk for a company who may want their own PBX, either on premise or hosted. Instead of having a bunch of phone lines, getting a SIP Trunk will provide scalable phone services instantly.
What are the benefits to SIP Trunking?
SIP Trunking provides many benefits, such as a higher quality phone call for a lower cost. It also has virtually unlimited capacity, so you can scale limitlessly. You also don't have to invest in your own communication-infrastructure, so you avoid costs there also.