What is your best bet when looking for an affordable, effective telecom solution? Chances are, you’ve heard that VoIP is the best option, and for good reason too! VoIP is an excellent choice for tech-forward companies that need a reliable phone system.
Unfortunately, once you scratch the surface, things get a bit murky. You may wonder, exactly how a VoIP system will add value to your business. It’s time to clear things up. The following points are key ways in which VoIP can benefit your company.
Attractive Per-Call Pricing
VoIP takes the job of making phone calls away from physical, comm lines. Instead, it makes use of Internet Protocol (IP) to send and receive calls. Essentially, the voice data is converted into network packets. These are then sent via the IP network you’ve chosen. This network could be a dedicated IP connection through your phone provider or a high-speed internet connection. In some cases, your solution could use both. If you choose to use your telephone provider’s network, you will be entitled to that your service will meet basic quality standards. Keep in mind that this does not apply if you use an internet connection.
Compare that to using a landline solution. To do that, each call must be transmitted via a dedicated line. You are only able to install a finite number of these lines. This leads to resource contention, which results in high prices. VoIP doesn’t have these physical limitations or associated costs.
Keep in mind that in many instances, businesses choose VoIP because they are able to make and receive local and long-distance calls for free within their country. For example, as long as a business selects a number with a United States area code, they will be able to make and receive calls within the Continental United States for free.
A Great Option For Businesses on the Go
If mobility is a key feature of your business, VoIP can be extraordinarily valuable to you. This is a portable service that you and your team can take anywhere.
Consider a traditional phone system with a line running directly to your business with a dedicated phone number. Yes, you can arrange call forwarding or transfer services if you need to. However, that’s a multiple-step process. It’s also a pain to remember various access codes and navigate menu systems.
Thanks to VoIP, you can eliminate all of this complexity. Mobility is simply built into the system, and you are able to move around as you need. A VoIP app is a software application installed on your smartphone or computer that sends voice calls through the Internet. No need for physical phone lines, with VoIP apps, you can take your own devices as the office extensions to make and receive business calls and keep your personal cell phone numbers private, as long as you have internet connections.
Wide Array of Features
You won’t have your VoIP system for long before you realize it’s a true productivity tool. It will allow you to use top of the line devices while maximizing your use of a variety of features.
For example, you can engage with an important client over the phone. At the same time, you can pick up voicemails that have been automatically converted to text and routed to your email. Need to forward a voicemail to your entire team? You can do that with just a few clicks.
These are just a few of the attractive features that can be found on modern VoIP systems.
User-Friendly Conference Calls
Unless your business is one of the very few that hasn’t been impacted by Covid-19, you’ve likely been participating in more conference calls than ever. If you implement a VoIP solution, conference calls become that much easier. Rather than using a limited set of dedicated phone lines, VoIP allows you to create and manage conference calls over a data network. You’ll never have to worry about having enough lines for each participant.
What if you stick to a traditional phone system? In that case, you’ll have to pay a premium for a service that will allow you to create and host conference calls for multiple participants. Why do that when this capability is already built into your VoIP? All that is required is for you to take advantage of this feature.