VoIP and the end of ISDN
VoIP stands for Voice over IP and refers to telephoning over the Internet or using the Internet Protocol. Telecommunications technology in uk is currently being converted to VoIP during ongoing operations. Telekom has already switched most customers from ISDN to VoIP and Vodafone plans to completely switch off ISDN by 2022.
Due to this fact, more and more IP telephony providers have entered the uk market in recent years, sometimes with different product ranges and models.
VoIP provider in UK
There are currently over 80 different VoIP providers in uk, but most of them only work in the B2C sector and many do not meet the recommended quality standards. Many of these providers are therefore not ideal for professional use in daily business communication and cannot be used sensibly. In the B2B sector, the number of relevant VoIP providers is therefore more in the single digits. However, the basic functions of the various VoIP offers are often similar. To give you a better overview of the Voice over IP providers in uk, we have compiled a list of the eight most popular providers below.
With Placetel, you have the choice between various cloud telephone systems and collaboration suite models: With the Placetel Profi product, you can get a professional cloud telephone system for any number of employees for €4.90 a month per extension plus connection fees. However, you can book a flat rate for the uk landline network for only €4.00 per month from three extensions. Here you have more than 150 telephone system functions such as the voice selection menu, telephone conferences, busy lamp fields and call groups as well as sending electronic faxes. In addition, the Placetel telephone system offers numerous integrations into industry-leading applications such as HubSpot, Salesforce,
All in one communication solution
With the new product Placetel with Webex, users receive an all-in-one communication solution consisting of the well-known cloud telephone system plus team messaging and online meetings from Cisco Webex for €9.90 per month. per user. A major advantage of the products “Placetel Profi” and “Placetel with Webex” is that there is no minimum contract term, which means that you can cancel your contract at any time.
Toplink offers both a free IP-based telephone connection for the self-employed and small companies as well as professional telephone connections with multiple voice channels. The monthly costs for the VoIP professional packages depend on the number of voice channels required. The monthly basic fee for VoIP Profi 4 with four telephone lines and 10 possible phone numbers is €12.98. The highest tariff VoIP Profi 50 (50 telephone lines, 100 numbers) costs €49.98 per month. Call costs to the uk fixed network are 0.99 cents/min. And to the uk mobile network 9.8 cents/min. A flat rate to the uk landline network can be booked on request. This is available for VoIP Profi 4 for €11.98 and for VoIP Profi 50 for €144.98 per month. Toplink customers have the option of canceling at the end of each month.
Depending on the size of your company, Easybell offers different cloud telephone system tariffs. Cloud telephone system 10, 25 and 50. The smallest tariff for up to 10 extensions costs €9.95 per month plus connection fees. An optional flat rate with 1000 free minutes to the uk landline network and 200 free minutes to uk mobile phones can be selected for an additional €9 per month. For the next higher tariff “Cloud Telephone System 25”, which is suitable for up to 25 extensions, the monthly basic fee is €19.95 plus the connection fees. Numerous functions such as time-controlled call forwarding, busy lamp fields, call pickup and much more are included. In addition to the cloud telephone system, Easybell also has VDSL connections and SIP trunk providers in its portfolio.
Cloud telephone system
As a company with up to three telephone numbers, you benefit from the “fonial FREE” tariff with fonial. Although only the basic functions are available to you here, this tariff is free of charge for you. You only have to pay the connection fees. For the free product, these are 1.9 cents per minute in the uk
-wide fixed network and 19 cents per minute for uk-wide mobile communications. With the product “fonial Plus”, it is possible to connect an unlimited number of employees to the telephone system. With this option you pay €2.90 per month. per activated phone number plus connection charges. Since there are no minimum contract terms with fonial, you are free to terminate your contract on a monthly basis.