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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

VoIP calls enable rich video calling, unlike traditional PSTN phone service. Try a VoIP call on Teams Phone.

Make and receive VoIP calls with Teams Phone

Microsoft Teams Phone supports VoIP phone calls to anyone, whether they’re using a landline, mobile phone, or the Teams app.

Make VoIP calls right away

Start making VoIP calls from Teams Phone to anyone else who’s using Teams, no setup necessary.

Flexible setup options

Make calls from Teams Phone with or without a connection to the public switched telephone network.

Make video calls

Turn on your video to talk face-to-face with one person or a group no matter where you are.

Keep your existing connection

If you prefer to keep using the traditional phone network, Teams Phone can connect through that too.

Explore how VoIP works

VoIP converts signals from analog to digital before transmitting them over the internet. VoIP phones and devices use an app like Teams.

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    VoIP features

    Get a quick look at some of the helpful VoIP calling features in Teams.

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    Call management

    Use innovative AI features like automatically routing calls based on time, location, and availability.

    A Teams video call with content sharing options being displayed.

    Screen sharing

    Share your screen during a call for better collaboration and productivity.

    A Teams meeting being recorded and a transcript being created in real time.

    Call recording

    Record a voice or video call for later reference so you can focus on the conversation instead of taking notes.

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    Cloud voicemail

    Receive and listen to your messages anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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    Call queues

    Set up greetings, hold messaging and music, and voicemail.

    A television displaying a Teams video call connected to a web camera, a speaker phone, a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse.

    Device compatibility

    Using Teams for VoIP calls means you can choose from a wide variety of devices like headsets and speakerphones with flexible payment options.

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    VoIP benefits

    Get a quick look at some benefits of voice over IP phone calls in Teams.

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    Stay connected during remote and hybrid work

    Make video and conference calls over VoIP, so you can share and collaborate face-to-face no matter where you are.

    A Teams chat and a Teams call being displayed at the same time on a laptop.

    Maintain the flow of work

    Get more done without needing to switch apps with an all-in-one solution for calling, chat, meetings, and collaboration.

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    Devices for every situation

    Using Teams for VoIP calls means you can choose from a wide variety of devices like headsets and speakerphones with flexible financing options.

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    Quickly set up and manage calls

    Easily add, monitor, and manage voice and video calling from the Teams admin center.

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    Get peace of mind from VoIP call reliability

    Experience high-quality voice and video calls virtually around the clock, because VoIP is as reliable as your internet connection.

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Goodbye desk phone, hello Unified Communications: SAP turns to Microsoft Teams for mobile working worldwide

 “Teams fits well with our cloud-first strategy at SAP. Wherever possible, we want to buy software as a service rather than operating it ourselves. This was another key factor behind the rapid switch to Teams.”
 

Michael Bethke: IT Infrastructure Architect

SAP

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Equipping 500,000+ employees with an up-to-date calling solution

Accenture is adding the latest generation of technology for calling, meeting, chat, and collaboration.

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Frequently asked questions

  • VoIP enables telephone calls using the internet instead of a traditional telephone network.

  • There are many advantages of VoIP phone service. VoIP phone service lowers costs, works well anywhere there’s a reliable internet connection, provides more capabilities than traditional phone service, is highly scalable, and is easy to install, configure, and maintain.

  • For businesses, the most popular reasons to switch from traditional phone service to voice over IP phone service are cost savings, reliability, scalability, and added calling capabilities such as video calling and conferencing.

  • Yes. Setting up VoIP for business does require VoIP calling software (an app or application), VoIP-enabled devices, a VoIP phone system, and a reliable internet connection. Learn more and get started here.
    For individuals, most mobile devices allow VoIP calling simply by switching from LTE to Wi-Fi calling in your device settings. Then, when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, your calls will be made using an internet provider versus through your wireless carrier network.

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