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How to Reduce the Cost of Business Phone Calls with VoIP
The single most expensive part of a traditional phone system is the minutes you use making business calls. VoIP works in a completely different way as telephone calls are treated as data and passed through your IP network. And as broadband is, for the most part, cheap and easy to access, VoIP systems are an attractive option to business owners looking to slash call costs.
It’s a simple concept too – instead of using your existing analogue phone lines, all your calls and video calls go through the internet.
Let’s take a closer look at how VoIP works and can save you money on business calls.
How Does VoIP Work?
A VoIP telephone service breaks voice streams into packets, compresses them, and then sends them over the internet to their destination. They are then uncompressed and converted back to a voice for the receiver to hear.
That sounds like it’s a long process, but the entire thing happens faster than it just took you to read that paragraph!
The VoIP transfer process is very different to an analogue phone line, which works by establishing a persistent connection between two callers. VoIP is reliant on the internet to work so it’s essential that the speed of your connection is good, so as not to affect call quality.
A good VoIP solutions seller will be upfront and honest with you when discussing bandwidth required to ensure that your calls are of a good quality.
Now that you know how VoIP works, we’ll move onto how it can save you money in the long run.
How VoIP Saves You Money
VoIP can cut costs associated with communication in several ways;
Firstly, once your VoIP system is up and running there is no need to have to install new phone lines when you need them. Something that’s often chargeable with a standard phone system. The initial set up is easy too – there is no need for anyone to have to visit your business to run cables or set the line up. Most providers, including ourselves, simply use your existing broadband network and hardware.
This also comes in handy when you have remote workers or staff who work from home – there is no need to get them a physical line connection. VoIP can be used through any typical smartphone too, meaning that you and your employees can benefit from reduced call costs whilst out on the road. So long as you have an internet connection, you’re good to go.
A typical VoIP service provides many other features that you may previously have had separate subscriptions for, such as voicemail, caller ID, conferencing (including videoconferencing), and call forwarding.
A huge area you can reduce costs is if your business makes a lot of international calls; with VoIP your calls are made over the internet which is massively cheaper than a traditional phone call.
Managing a VoIP solution is also easier, and cheaper as your own IT department can quickly resolve any issues; rather than having to wait on a phone engineer or pay call out costs. Use a provider such as us and troubleshooting, and support are included in your package – saving you even more time and money.
Contact VIP VoiP Today to Save Money on Business Calls
Are you convinced yet that VoiP can save you money? If so, pick up the phone and get in touch with us on 0330 088 1182, or fill out a contact form.
Want to provide VoIP to your own customers? Contact us to discuss becoming a reseller for VIP VoiP.