How to setup a VOIP phone – In just two steps!


Hey everybody, how are you guys doing? My name is Sebastian, and in this video I’m going to show you how you can set up an ip-based phone system, for your startup, in just two steps! This is ridiculous! And for demonstration purposes I’m going to use this very affordable IP phone from Yealink, as well as really cool new company that I found online, so let’s have a closer look. But first before I start, let me tell you why I like these IP phone systems so much, first thing I love so much about it, i can get a phone number in every country whenever I need it, and then I can have these calls routed anywhere I want to. So this is the first thing, why I love this so much, second let’s say someone calls the Miami office while I’m in, maybe on a business trip in Germany, if someone calls the Miami number that call can be rerouted instantaneously to my cell phone while I’m waiting in the airport in Germany and third think about how powerful it is to have an automated voice system where people can call in on your numbers that you have globally and you can have a call routing any way you want to and you can setup, set it up really flexible just in the back end, this is really terrific! Now that I’ve shown you why i love the IP phone so much let’s quickly go through the two steps together, first i’m going to show you how you can create a free Sonetel account and second i’m going to show you how you can quickly configure a Yealink IP phone, that’s kinda like enterprise-grade but still very very affordable maybe just around sixty seventy dollars so let’s jump right in and I show you how to create a free account for your IP phone.


And keep in mind that phones like these supports several lines you can easily use it for other providers as well, now I really went online and did some searching for you guys so check this out what I found, I found a company that specifically tailored for entrepreneurs and maybe small business owners and they offer you to sign up for free! How insane is that? How insane is that? And you can get a phone number, if you want to, for as low as eighty-nine cents i mean like this ridiculous and it’s exactly what I did so I’m just going to sign in and i’m going to show you the back end, and I show you the example set up that I just did so you basically just go to sign in, of course you have to set up the free account first, but once you have done that, you just sign into your account, and this will take you to the back end, where you can configure everything, like you can set up a phone number and link it to a user, you can set different users with different extensions and every user you can configure, you can add multiple phones to user, and then it routes it accordingly, for example what I did in my case I’d registered a number in the US and if people call my US number i can have that call rerouted to my cell phone in Germany, or i can have it rerouted to my IP phone, and guys since it is an IP phone, like it’s only needs the internet connection that phone could be located anywhere I wanted to! Heck, I could take this IP phone with me when i travel and just plug it into the internet and the phone is online, like who ridiculous is that? So to summarize you can connect multiple phones to a number and these phones can be located in different locations it could be cellphones, it could be a landline it could be an IP phone, a hard desk phone or a soft phone something that it could be even an app on your iPhone I mean the opportunities like what you can come up with literally endless so don’t be fooled by this simple looking interface and another amazing feature is what they called voice apps where you can configure like for example the main menu and you can configure this main menu anyway you want you can even hire a voiceover artist to do the menu for you I mean like this is really awesome, so let’s jump to the phone and I show you this voice menu, so let me quickly show you, how you can access this voice menu anytime, you just push star 21 and then it will dial welcome if you know the extension of the person you would like to speak to you can enter it now for sales press one for information about our operating hours press two for all other inquiries press three for stay on the line, now check this out, i can program this menu anyway I want to! We are open monday through friday between 9am and 6pm if you know the extension of the person you like…


But you can also do crazy stuff like this for example, what you could do you could just change the language of the menu to chinese, so let’s check this out real quick! Now let’s check this out once more but now with the Chinese menu, again I push star 21 Chinese… Chinese… Chinese… Chinese… And now i can have the phone call me, i just press extension 101 Chinese… And yeah it shows me the incoming call here so that’s it, end the call, but I could have also had routed to my cell phone depending on how it is set, depending on how i have it set up, so this is really amazing, and yeah you can still see this is the missed call from my US number so yeah terrific, now this really goes to show that these phone systems are incredibly flexible so i encourage you to head over to and click the services section, so you can learn more about the details of what you can do with a service like that and I mean it doesn’t have to be the same provider.


I just wanted to illustrate the point here look at these features they offer and yeah like another example for example let’s say you have some someone from your company located in Germany and you want to make a call in the U.S. so the guy in Germany just has an IP phone on his desk and you can just call over to us wait a second to maybe a friend who works at the coworking space somewhere in downtown Jacksonville so check it out guys this is kind of really crazy, and the IP phone systems make it possible I mean you can come up with your own examples like just imagine it and don’t be fooled by this simple interface in the back end, and to set up the IP phone just head over to the help section and go to help topics and look under SIP and then what SIP phones can i connect and bang you will find a list of possible options to how you can connect to their service and i’m using this Yealink phone, and bang a complete tutorial, you just, you just enter it in, here are the config details and it’s literaly that simple, you just log into your phone, your phone has a browser interface and you just put in the data into the browser interface, the way to tell you to and you click confirm and you’re logged into service I mean it couldn’t be easier right? So this concludes my presentation if you have any questions let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to get back to you as fast as I can and yeah if you still need a website for your business make sure to watch my website tutorial as well and i hope you have an awesome terrific day and I hope your startup is going to do extremely well and finally two rounds off and get you excited why don’t you head over to their YouTube page I mean they don’t have that many subscribers and but check out this video that’s called “be a global entrepreneur” that’s a really great video the marketing company that made that video I would hire that marketing company right away and with that I hope you have a great day and like i said if you still need a website for your startup make sure to check out my website building tutorial or download the free eBook as well!


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Should Startups Get VoIP?

Should Startups Get VoIP?

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Telonium Thursdays whiteboard
web series. I'm your host for this week, Alice. Last week, we discussed the reliability of
VoIP, and this week we'll be discussing whether or not VoIP is a good option for startups,
so let's get started. Startups, especially unfunded ones, are careful
with their money and know that they don't need big bulky phone systems that won't give
them much benefit in their early stages. If you have a young business and are wondering
what your best options are, we have some advice for you. Remember, your goal isn't just to be cheap;
it's to be effective at an affordable price. So you have to consider what you can get out
of a phone and if it's worth how much it costs. Let's go over some of your options. Alright, let's begin with your first option:
cell phones. Cell phones can be great for the earliest
stages of a startup due to the fact that you probably already own one.

If you're looking for the simplest of features,
so being able to make inbound and outbound calls, and don't expect to have any real customers
or revenue for a while, cell phones are certainly satisfactory. The next three options are all Voice over
IP, starting with #2, which is Google Voice. If you've started thinking about branding
your company or are expecting to have customers soon, you should think about getting a number
for your business. A Google Voice account is probably the least
expensive way to do this. You can get a number for free and use it on
your computer and even your cell phone. If you're doing the latter, you'll be paying
with your regular cell phone minutes. As you start gaining customers and revenue,
and need to start hiring sales people or customer support, it's time to start thinking about
getting an actual phone system for your business. VoIP phone systems give you unlimited lines,
allowing you to be more effective at managing your inbound and outbound calls as you grow. If you already have a Google Voice number,
you can also port that number to a VoIP provider, allowing your business to have a consistent

You probably still want to save as much money
as possiblethough , right? Let's look at some of your options and see
what can affect the cost. Now onto VoIP soft phones: VoIP uses IP phones
and there is a distinction between software AKA soft phones and hardware also known as
hard phones, which is option #4. Soft phones are downloadable applications
on your computer with all the features of a desk phone that connects to your phone system. A relatable example of a soft phone would
be Skype, although that's an example for consumer use and lacks business features. Business soft phones typically are less expensive
than hardware phones, and are sometimes even free. So, in this situation you pay little to nothing
for the actual phones. Alright, onto option #4: VoIP hard phones. Hard phones refer to regular phones you would
have at your desk in your office, except in the case of IP phones, they have an ethernet
jack instead of an analog one. Hard phones are more expensive (usually starting
around $100.00) but offer quality comparable to and sometimes better than analog business
phones. Within a VoIP phone system, we want to discuss
another distinction that's relevant if you're looking to save some money.

There are two types of extensions with Telonium,
virtual and regular. Alright, let's start with regular extensions:
regular extensions give you all the functionality of a business phone system, including unlimited
local and long distance, unlimited concurrent calls, and a fully-featured phone system,
all at an affordable price. Next, we have virtual extensions: virtual
extensions rely on an external phone, a non-ip phone such as a cell phone or a home phone,
and are usually less expensive than regular extensions. This is because virtual extensions allow you
to receive unlimited inbound calls, but not make outbound calls. So, why would you want a virtual extension? Think of someone that is always on the go,
like a real estate agent or an outside sales rep. They're often out of the office but don't
want to miss any important calls, so with virtual extensions, calls that are coming
in to their work number can be easily transferred to a cell phone and they won't miss a beat Alright, let's quickly go over land lines.

Recently we spent an entire video comparing
analog to VoIP, so we'll stay pretty simple here. If you want a more detailed analysis, check
out this video. In order to use an analog system, you'll have
to have an analog network coming into your building along with an analog PBX in your
office. Because hosted VoIP systems allow you to use
an already existing internet connection to use your phone system, VoIP tends to be cheaper
and just as effective, if not more. If you're a large business, it's possible
some of the advantages of analog outweigh those of VoIP, but if you're a small to medium
sized business, you'll want to stick with VoIP.

Let's return to the question we asked in the
beginning. Should startups use VoIP? Absolutely. At the earliest of stages, you can use a cell
phone, but there are a wide variety of options in VoIP, from the cheapest at a simple Google
Voice number to a more expensive, but still affordable, regular extension with a hardware
IP phone. If you are a small or medium sized business
that's growing, hosted VoIP is cheaper and more effective than analog phone systems. Thanks for watching and make sure to tune
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