Using VoIP on Your Mobile Phone: Benefits and Set-Up

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Key Takeaways


  1. VoIP numbers offer an effective and convenient business communications solution
  2. VoIP on mobile phones comes with many advantages including: cost savings, advanced features and enhanced call quality
  3. Setting up VoIP for mobile phones is a straightforward process and you can get set up in minutes


You may already be familiar with VoIP desk phones for business. This is a popular option for businesses who were previously using landline desk phones and are having to switch due to the landline switch off. 


Did you know that VoIP can also work on mobile phones? Discover the advantages of using VoIP on mobile and how to set up a VoIP with this article.


What is VOIP?


VoIP on mobile phones transmits voice calls and text messages over an internet connection. Instead of relying solely on traditional phone networks such as O2 and Vodafone [1]. VoIP converts the voice signals into digital packets and sends them over an IP network, such as the internet.

Mobile devices with VoIP capabilities use a dedicated app (like setting up a virtual phone number with Devyce) or a built-in feature to establish a connection with the VoIP service provider. When making a call, the voice data is compressed and divided into small packets, which are then transmitted over the internet to the recipient’s device. At the receiving end, the packets are reassembled, decompressed, and converted back into voice signals. This allows for seamless communication. All you need is a stable internet connection eg. WiFi or data.


What are the Advantages of Using VoIP on Mobile Phones?


There are many benefits of using VoIP on your mobile instead of a desk phone, including:


  • Cost savings: VoIP calls and texts on mobile phones can be significantly cheaper than traditional phone calls, especially for international calls. Many VoIP providers offer competitive rates and even free calling options.
  • Flexibility and mobility: VoIP on mobile phones allows you to make and receive calls from anywhere with an internet connection. You’re not tied to a physical landline, enabling you to stay connected while on the go. Furthermore, as you usually only need to download an app, you won’t even need to purchase an additional phone to use it. Making VoIP on mobile phones a highly convenient option.
  • Unified communications: VoIP can work across various devices such as laptops, tablets, computers and mobile phones. This allows you to integrate business communications across various devices, ensuring that you have a consistent experience and can access your calls and messages from any device.
  • Advanced features: VoIP offers a wide range of advanced calling features, including call forwarding, call recording, voicemail to email transcription, auto-attendant, and more. These features enhance call management and efficiency. In turn this enhances your company’s professional image as it creates a streamlined experience for customers.
  • Scalability: VoIP systems can easily scale as your business grows. Adding new users or phone lines is often a straightforward process, and you can expand your communication infrastructure without the need for complex hardware installations.
  • International accessibility: With VoIP on mobile phones, you can have virtual phone numbers from different countries, making it easier for international clients to reach you. This can help expand your global presence and eliminate the need for physical offices in multiple locations.
  • Enhanced call quality: With advancements in internet speeds and mobile networks, VoIP calls on mobile phones often offer high-quality voice transmissions, resulting in clear and reliable communication.


These advantages make VoIP on mobile phones an appealing choice for businesses and individuals looking for cost-effective, flexible, and feature-rich communication options.


Setting Up VoIP on Your Mobile Phone


Setting up a VoIP business phone system on your mobile phone is a straightforward process. First you will need to find a VoIP service provider that suits your needs. Consider how you will use the business number and determine if you will need any advanced features such as call forwarding. Although many providers offer you a basic package e.g. calling and texting only, and then offer you advanced features at additional cost, we’d advise you to work out what features would benefit your business communications early on. This allows you to choose a provider who may offer these features within a package already and will save you time and money down the line. 


Once you have found a provider and signed up, you will usually need to download an app from your phone’s app store. This is where you will make your calls and texts and access any voicemails. When you signed up with the VoIP service provider, they will have given you login details/instructions on how to set up the app. Once you’ve set up your account on the app, ensure your phone is connected to the internet and you’re good to go! 




Using VoIP on mobile phones is an effective and convenient business communications solution. With its multitude of features and intuitive set up process, VoIP makes for a better communications tool than traditional desk phones. The ability to make and receive calls from anywhere, coupled with the integration of advanced collaboration tools, empowers businesses to stay connected and productive on the go. Embracing this modern solution allows businesses to adapt to the evolving demands of the digital age and stay ahead in today’s competitive landscape. 


Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional desk phones and unlock the full potential of VoIP on mobile phones for seamless, reliable, and future-proof business communication with Devyce! Try for free today!