Ditch your phone bill and switch to VoIP for business

Posted by: Schepisi - Thursday, May 26, 2016

What is VoIP?

If by now you haven’t heard of VoIP or don’t know what it is, may we kindly remind you to every once in a while come out from that rock you’ve been living under? All jokes aside, you can read this blog post to learn the basics of VoIP.

VoIP is not the once-problematic technology solution it once was; advances in solutions, hardware, and software have people cutting the cord to their landline phone systems and moving to a streamlined VoIP system for business.

Support remote and home workers with VoIP

Work from home but stay in touch with the office thanks to VoIP.

Before we talk business: what are some of the VoIP benefits for personal or home usage?

For homeowners and personal usage, VoIP bridges the gap between those who want to ditch their traditional home phone system but do not want to rely solely on their smartphones for phone calls.

VoIP can prove to be an affordable, efficient, practical replacement to traditional phone lines in your home.

At home, we make fewer landline calls than ever before, so many people are choosing to ditch the line rental cost and opt for a replacement system that will save them lots of money!

Why should my business consider the switch? VoIP benefits

There are a whole heap of benefits associated with VoIP, one of which we’ve referred to in the title of this post: ditch the line rental cost and immediately begin saving on your phone bills.

Further advantages that make VoIP an attractive alternative to business include:

  • Many of the standard and deluxe features available with a traditional phone system are available with VoIP, too

  • VoIP offers a scalable system which means you’re never paying for more than you need

  • Voice quality is virtually indistinguishable from traditional landlines

  • Most companies allow emergency calls via VoIP

  • VoIP is easy to set up and easy to use

  • VoIP accommodates remote and home workers, so the office is wherever you need it to be

Prehistoric phones

It’s the tale that never seems to end: businesses let their phone systems get older and older to a point that when they need a replacement or repair, parts are no longer manufactured or repair is just far too costly. Don’t let an outdated phone system hold your business back!

Tell me more about switching to VoIP for business…

In many cases, your VoIP provider will be able to transfer your existing landline phone number over to your new VoIP business system. This is great for businesses that have familiar or recognisable phone numbers.

Then, we’ll beef up your VoIP packages with all the features your business and its employees need, like call waiting, voicemail, caller ID, call transfers, and more.

First- vs. second-generation VoIP systems

This terminology distinguishes “first-generation” VoIP packages that provide hardware – like a phone system – to complete your VoIP communication line.

The “second-gen” of VoIP eliminates this additional hardware and instead relies directly on a connection to your computer (often associated with the term “softphone”.)

For some businesses, a second-gen VoIP system is great for remote workers or those who work often from home. No additional hardware is required for these people, so set-up can be quite simple.

The right option for you is based around how you want and need to use your phones and how your staff is dispersed.

VoIP in Australia: a top-quality solution for an affordable cost

Just like the internet has evolved from painfully slow dial-up to lightening-fast speeds, so too has VoIP technology. VoIP allows businesses to confidently use a more efficient and affordable communications tool to reduce their spend.

Over time, challenges have diminished and businesses of all sizes right around Australia count VoIP as a essential business communication system.

If you’ve got any specific questions or concerns involved with moving your business’s phone system from landline to VoIP anywhere in Australia, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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