The Rise of Softphones in Business

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the traditional office phone is undergoing a transformation. Enter the softphone, a cutting-edge, internet-powered addition to a phone system that’s changing how businesses communicate. This technology allows for making calls without the bulky hardware of old, using any internet-connected device instead.

How It Works:

Softphones harness the power of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to convert your voice into digital signals, transmit them over the internet, and then convert them back at the recipient’s end. This innovative system works with real phone numbers and is designed to work with a cloud hosted telephone system, offering unparalleled flexibility.

Why Businesses Are Making the Switch:

There are many reasons why business owners are realising softphones are a better option for their business, including:


Softphones can be used on many devices, from desktops to smartphones, requiring nothing more than an internet connection, microphone, and speaker.

Softphones are perfect for both small and large businesses or any organisation where people may also work at home or a remote office.

Click here to watch a short video introduction and demonstration of our Desktop Softphone

Ease of Use:

Mimicking traditional desk phone functionality, softphone software offers intuitive, user-friendly interfaces that simplify call management.

Cost-Effective and Green:

By reducing the need for physical hardware, businesses can save on costs and reduce their environmental footprint.

Click here to watch a short introduction of our Mobile Softphone

Enhanced Features:

Softphones come packed with features that boost efficiency and improve communication. Have you ever wanted to record that complicated call when using a smartphone, with a softphone you can.

A new way of working:

We are starting to work with clients who no longer have an office as all workers are remote. Click here to read a case study of one such example.

Who Stands to Benefit?

Softphones aren’t just for the tech-savvy. They’re a game-changer for any organisation whether a micro business or large corporation, whether for remote workers, business professionals, call centres, SMEs, international callers, and virtually anyone seeking a more flexible and efficient way to communicate.

Navigating the Challenges:

While the benefits are numerous, potential hurdles such as internet reliability, audio quality, and security concerns highlight the need for robust internet connections and stringent cybersecurity measures.

Click here to read our blog on the top ten security tips for cloud telephony


As the digital landscape evolves, so does the way we communicate. Softphones represent a significant leap forward, offering flexibility, efficiency, and a host of features designed to meet the demands of modern business. For those ready to embrace the future of communication, the softphone is a compelling alternative to traditional phone systems, promising to keep businesses connected in an ever-changing world.

If you have any questions about using a softphone on a cloud hosted telephone system or if you would like to contact Time Communications, please click here.

March 2024