Business VoIP- Phones for Small & Medium Businesses
Why VoIP For Your Business?
If you’re on our website, the chances are that you already know what VoIP is and just want a little bit more information on the systems available or why VoIP is better than analogue phones. Read on to discover the many benefits of VoIP and why you should consider updating your existing solution.
What is VoIP
Just a quick refresher for the uninitiated; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows you to make calls using broadband internet rather than a conventional phone system. It works by converting sound into digital voice communication that is then transferred through the internet.
In recent years, the popularity of VoIP means that many business owners have adopted the technology as there are several advantages to having a VoIP system. Analogue phone systems have their place, but we may just see them phased out from most modern businesses in the future.
So, what exactly makes VoIP so great for business?
Advantages of VoIP Over Traditional Phone Systems
Of course, as a provider of VoIP services we know exactly how it works and why you should make the switch. You, on the other hand, might still be scratching your head and wondering why VoIP is better than your trusty old traditional landline service. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why VoIP is a better solution for your business:
One of the biggest and most important benefits of VoIP is the cost. From initial outlay, to money saved in the long run, VoIP is just a more cost-effective solution for businesses. Although the price of long-distance calls has come down in recent years, they can still be quite costly. Not so with VoIP – as long as you have an internet connection you can stay on the phone for as long as you like, long distance.
One of the truly great things of VoIP is how adaptable and versatile it is. If you want to carry on using a conventional telephone handset then you can do this by connecting your phone to a VoIP converter. A VoIP converter plugs into your computer, picks up your telephones signal and then converts the information to digital data. However, we don’t recommend using this method with VoIP as you won’t be able to get the various benefits and features of your VoIP system. We always advice our clients to get IP phones instead which are not costly and will allow you to enjoy the full potentials of this outstanding system.
Of course, many people like the idea of making more room on their desks and getting rid of the telephone! To use VoIP at your desk, all you need is your computer, an internet connection and a headset. If you are considering this option, you might want to read our article “Best practices for using a laptop to make a call through VoIP”
If you or your employees travel for work, you can take VoIP with you wherever you go. You can’t do that with a landline. Wherever you are in the world, or even if you are just at a different office or working from home, you simply log into your account and can make and receive calls as normal. One of the great features of a system like ours here at VIP VoIP is smartphone compatibility. With our solution you can easily route calls to your mobile meaning that you will never miss another important call. This feature is particularly useful for people who are on the move a lot, such as sales people.
VoIP isn’t just great for low cost calls, you can also use it for video calls. With VoIP you have the capacity to attend team meetings, wherever you are. Video conferencing is an increasingly popular way for teams to meet these days due to the nature of the workplace changing; more people now work from home or hot desk environments. VoIP keeps your team connected, no matter where you or your team are.
With traditional phone lines you are somewhat limited to the number of providers that you can use. Finding a VoIP provider is easy as there is a multitude of suppliers to choose from. Including great providers like us! Contracts are often much more flexible with VoIP and should you have any service issues, they are usually easy to fix, meaning less downtime.
A VoIP phone system comes with a range of features, depending on your provider. VIP VoIP customer can benefit from many of these features, including, call handling, call centre set ups, call recording, plus more. You can learn about our system features here.
Want to Ask Us a Question?
Not convinced yet that VoIP is what you need? If you have any more questions on the benefits and features of VoIP or how it could benefit your business, then please get in touch and we will do our best to provide you with a great solution.