Upgrading to a Cheaper Phone Service?
This article by Geoff Caplan was originally posted on VoIPNow.com.
“Upgrade” and “cheaper” aren’t necessarily associated together. But that is not always the case.
Businesses always seek ways to maximize profits and minimize costs, especially overhead. This is an essential truth that is more relevant than ever before in 2013. Hard to believe, but a company’s telephone system is often overlooked.
Best of all, upgrading an office telephone system that is slowing down your business can actually be a wise investment in this era of Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.
Lower Monthly Bill
The main reason both residential and business customers are turning to VoIP is a lower monthly bill. Not only can that, but the reduction in costs be very dramatic.
Easy to Implement
Most of the time, upgrading to a VoIP phone system in an office is easy to accomplish. Once done, the lower costs are realized throughout the year.
Electronic scalability with telecommunications is important. After all, what good is lower cost if the newer system can’t be expanded more easily and adapted to the growing telecommunications need of an evolving business? Business should not be stagnant and neither should your telephone system be stagnant. Remember: cheaper does not mean obsolescence.
VoIP phone systems include all of the popular calling features and can include special needs functionality like video conferencing. Call waiting, three way calling, multi-party conferencing, call forwarding, and voice mail to email are easily set up with these phone systems.
Better Use of Business Telecommunication Resources
VoIP allows for much more efficient use of your company’s telecommunications resources and infrastructure, while expanding the communications capability, all through more efficient use of your existing bandwidth. Whether you are a small, medium or large business, or a multi-office operation, the benefits are there.
In the course of researching this blog post, VoIPNow.org has learned that typically 50 % of a voice conversation is essentially silence. VoIP fills the “empty” silence spaces with data so that your bandwidth in data communication channels is not wasted. In other words, a user is not wasting bandwidth when he or she is not talking. As a result, this this bandwidth can be used efficiently for your business as the direct customer, as well as other bandwidth users and VoIP customers. In addition, the technology allows for compression and the capability to remove extraneous speech patterns which contributes to redundancy. This all contributes to the overall efficiency of VoIP business telephone systems.
Our Opinion: It’s Worth the Transition
When your business uses VoIP, the more complicated configurations typical with conventional business telephony are largely eliminated. The result is a very adaptable and flexible infrastructure that easily supports scalability and expansion at minimal expense. When you think about it, this is a value proposition that is becoming more appealing to all types of businesses across the United States.
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