In January 2017, when Allworx launched the Allworx Verge phone line, I put forth a thesis: “in order for the next-generation of business phones to stay relevant in modern workplaces, they need to work seamlessly with mobile devices” published in a blog titled “Is This the End of Desk Phones as We Know Them?”
The Allworx® VergeTM IP phones support both wired and wireless headsets. Furthermore, the Verge 9312 IP phone supports two types of wireless headsets: connections via Bluetooth devices and connections through the headset port which use wireless base-stations.
VoIP, pronounced “voype,” stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. At its most basic, VoIP is simply a method for transmitting voice calls over a packet-based data network like the Internet. Imagine yourself talking on a phone with a friend. As you’re talking, your voice gets sampled 8,000 times per second, with each analog sample being converted to a number. The numeric samples are grouped into data packets, and these packets are then sent over an Internet network. Each data packet contains 20 milliseconds of voice data. When these packets arrive at their ultimate destination—in this case, your friend’s phone device—they are converted back to an analog signal and played out. Because all this happens before you can blink your eye, all you hear is a smooth continuous voice call.