About Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Phones

VoIP technology is a method of transmitting sound as data over the internet, rather than via the traditional public switched telephone network.

VoIP phones offer a variety of advantages for faculty and staff — among them:

  • The ability to take calls on a mobile device and to have voicemails forwarded via email.
  • Simplicity in getting your phone moved when relocating to a different office. (No paperwork required. Just plug the phone into a network port at the new location.)
  • Self-service web portals to set up phone and voicemail options.
  • Audio, web and video conferencing services, if desired.
  • Faster recognition, troubleshooting and resolution of issues.
  • Automated emergency location tracking, giving 911 operators precise locations.