Top 8 Reasons to Switch to VoIP
Right now, an unprecedented number of companies are discovering the business-enabling benefits of VoIP – and many are switching from their traditional, wire-based phone providers. This list outlines the top 8 reasons behind their decisions to switch:
1) A Less-expensive Phone Service
By dropping traditional phone service and switching to business VoIP, companies typically save between 15 and 30 percent on their monthly phone service. According to a recent survey by Consumer Reports, people who have purchased VoIP service are reportedly saving around $50 each month on their phone bill.
2) Affordable Local and Long Distance
With local and long distance bundled together, companies save substantial money on long distance calls.
3) Free Calling Features with Optional Advanced Features
Business VoIP users enjoy a variety of free calling features that were expensive add-ons with their traditional phone service. These features include voicemail, caller ID, call conferencing, call waiting, find me/follow me (the ability to have your work calls ring your desk phone and your cell phone simultaneously), and call forwarding. With VoIP voicemail, users can get each voicemail emailed to them as an audio file attachment.
What many users enjoy most about their business VoIP phone service is the overall convenience. They place and receive phone calls in much the same way they did with traditional phone service. In most cases, they place calls exactly as they did with traditional phone service. Even better, companies can track their call activity, manage voicemail, view billing information, and change account information online and at their convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most business VoIP providers allow users to take their VoIP service with them anywhere in the world. With high-speed Internet and a VoIP phone adapter, callers can place and accept VoIP calls from any location, at any time, at no additional charge. They can take their phone and plug it into any network in the world and it appears they are calling from their office.
6) 24/7 Monitoring of Your Phone System by IT Professionals
A great advantage of using a cloud-based PBX is the constant monitoring of the phone system by professional engineers. This monitoring means that customers always have the latest features and updates uploaded to the cloud, and that any issues receive immediate attention and resolve quickly.
7) Save Money by Combining Your Phone and Data Networks
A misconception of VoIP is that it slows down Internet service by running on the same cable, which is not true. A company’s broadband Internet and ISP (Internet Service Provider) can certainly handle the slight increase in traffic. In fact, VoIP makes it easy to add extra phone lines and allows sending multiple phone calls across the IP network with no interruptions or connectivity issues.
8) Cloud-based PBX Easily Scales
An IP PBX is well equipped to face complex communication management than traditional PBXs. Particularly as a business grows and requirements change, it’s extremely easy to add services, extensions and customization. Also, with workers getting more mobile and with physical and geographical barriers removed, innovation imposes itself. If employees are shifting to a more sophisticated way of doing business and are using smart weapons like the iPhone and Android phones, then companies should definitely be looking beyond the old wireline phone system.
There is a wealth of empowering features that business VoIP solutions are providing growth-minded businesses, many of which are simply not available from legacy phone services. With call routing, virtual receptionists, find me/follow me, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding and more – business owners are quickly learning the great benefits that business VoIP provides. It’s no wonder so many are making the switch.