Is your business still using a plain old telephone system (POTS)? There’s a better option. Don’t settle for POTS when you can enjoy the many benefits of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system. Substantial cost savings is one reason to move to online voice communications.
What is VoIP?
Traditional telephone communications send analog signals through wires. VoIP translates communications into digital packets sent and received over the internet. A broadband connection is essential to VoIP. A business will need to choose between an on-premises VoIP system or a cloud-based solution. An on-premises solution is a lot like having a traditional phone system. The business houses the hardware, IP phones, and other necessary equipment on-site. You’ll be responsible for setting up, maintaining, and securing that technology.
Cost Savings with VoIP
Setting up and maintaining traditional communications infrastructure can be costly – time- and labor-intensive. VoIP lets a business reduce and consolidate its infrastructure. This has many budget benefits:
• Internal calling is free with VoIP.
• Long-distance charges are minimal, and users make international calls for mere cents.
• Streamlining voice, data, and broadband services with one provider can lead to savings.
• Cloud-based VoIP requires no hardware (other than the handset), and there’s no on-site equipment to maintain or upgrade.
Added VoIP Advantages
Generations of workers today boggle at the idea of a phone attached by cord to the wall. All they know is mobile. And the next generation has never been offline. The competitive business today needs to offer mobility and flexibility.
Sturdy and reliable VoIP capabilities are accessed via a mobile app. Staff can use their business phone number from anywhere, even if they are in another country. That’s more flexible than having to sit at an office desk.
Plus, with VoIP apps, staff can use business phone services on their own smartphones. They can make and receive calls from laptops or desktop computers, too, which adds to cost savings.
If you’ve ever been on Skype, you’ve experienced VoIP. Yet, a VoIP business phone system offers much more. VoIP phone business systems streamline processes, promote collaboration, and speed up growth. Your business will see budget benefits while providing technology to keep people productive. Want to learn more about VoIP? Partner with a managed services provider. We’ll treat you like the VIP you are.