VoIP Phone Systems for Education

You'll have a chance with a VoIP phone system to lower your school's telephone bill, introduce the functionality you need, and gain access to apps you didn't even know you wanted. Here's how hosting VoIP can provide your educational institution with substantial savings and incisive functionality.

  • Free In-Network Calls
    • Many VoIP services give you free access to anybody on your phone network. Before incurring a fee, you can call teachers, administrators or any phone linked to the telephone system. School districts have the potential to save a significant amount of money by switching to VoIP, since much of the calls made in a school system are internal.
  • No Monthly Contracts
    • It makes it possible for your school to retain financial stability. Some company telephone services, on the other hand, allow you to sign contracts for telephone service and purchase all-inclusive broadband Internet, which makes it even harder to leave the service once the telephone contract expires.
  • Low Maintenance
    • The VoIP company handles all of the basic components of your phone system-servers, feature sets, and troubleshooting. We recognizes widespread service disruptions, and it is our responsibility to get service back up and running. This saves time and effort for your IT staff.
  • Quick Setup
    • You can install a VoIP phone system in a few hours or less with:
      • Uses standard Internet broadband connection
      • "Plug-and-play" phone functionality
      • Web-based Admin Portal interface
      • Instant activation and calling
      • Self-setup - no company agents involved
      • Necessary equipment (routers, Ethernet cords) all store purchased
  • Intercom Support
    • In fact, you can combine intercom with your VoIP telephone system and make important announcements directly from your desk phone. Set up dedicated VoIP intercom lines for administrative phones using third-party devices, or anyone needing access to an intercom.
  • Calling Features
    • Auto Attendant - All calls may be automatically answered with a professional greeting, followed by a list of touch tone menu options for routing calls to various lines. Districts can even configure separate attendant menus for each school.
    • Caller ID - All incoming calls can be configured to display Caller ID information, such as internal extensions, so staff can stay informed of who is calling. Outbound caller ID can be set at the school and/or the school district level.
    • Call Park - School administrators can park a call on their office phone, walk down a hall, and access that call from a phone in a classroom.
    • ACD Queues - Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) Queues route calls to the appropriate departments and faculty members. If a member of the school faculty goes on break or leaves for the day, s/he simply can log out of the queue to stop receiving calls.
    • Groups - Schools can use groups to efficiently handle calls amongst a team or department. For example, school administrative offices can set a group ring strategy to ring a Principal, followed by the Vice Principal(s), followed by secretaries, etc.
    • Business Hour Routing - Set call routing rules during standard business hours, as defined by each school, and off-business hours. After hours calls can be directed to a voicemail box.
    • Music on Hold - Callers on hold can listen to standardized music on hold, or customized streams can be used, such as school radio stations or special recordings.
    • HD Conferencing - School faculty can participate in high quality audio meetings over the telephone. A school administrator who often holds meetings may choose to have their own personal conference bridge to host parent-teacher discussions.
    • Announcements - Educational institutions commonly use the special announcements feature to state information about school closings, schedule changes, and significant calling menu changes.

First of all, consolidated school communications would make the connection with parents easier. The establishment of a VoIP activated telephone in each classroom would facilitate direct communication with parents to keep them more involved in the classroom environment.

The converged VoIP network also simplifies calls among school teachers from faculty to classroom or from classroom to classroom. In addition to fast and sophisticated communication tools, VoIP will also greatly reduce costs of telephone calls relative to calls made by conventional landline telephone networks.

Accessibility to the VoIP network at school also creates opportunities for long-distance learning. Students who are not physically present in the classroom can connect their classmates through VoIP, exchange knowledge and ideas, and thus become fully involved in the process of real-time learning. And all this for both parties without any extra efforts and expenses.

In addition, VoIP enables classroom collaboration anywhere in the world that may involve class sharing, participation in foreign language courses, organizing various seminars through VoIP system without being physically present in one place. Such innovative approaches to teaching and learning enhance the motivation and cultural awareness of students leading to multilateral development.