Are your company’s phone bills dragging you down? Do you get poor quality of service? Do you have trouble setting up conference calls, or sharing media? It may be time to consider switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP) telephone services. Read our list of 5 benefits of using VoIP for your business below.
1. Less Expensive Then Traditional Services
The first, and most immediately relevant, benefit of using VoIP for your business is that it is less expensive then traditional communication services. The total cost of VoIP is lower for several reasons. First, sending voice data over internet protocol is cheaper then sending voice data over copper lines or fiber phone lines. This is largely because the VoIP is using the existing structure of the internet. Secondly, VoIP can be used to call regular traditional phones, but is cheaper when calling other VoIP lines, so as VoIP becomes more popular, it will become increasingly cheaper. Third, long distance calls are cheaper when using VoIP. Fourth, your internal VoIP network calls are free, and your network isn’t limited to a single location. Your entire business, however many locations you have, wherever they may be, may use the same VoIP network. For all of these reasons VoIP can end up saving your company a great deal of money.
2. Easy to Use
VoIP systems are easy to setup and to use. A VoIP system can be setup using an analog telephone adapter (ATA) which lets you plug any standard telephone or fax machine into your internet connection. The ATA changes your analog phone data into digital data that can be sent over the internet. Internet Protocol phones or IP phones are phones made specifically for use over VoIP networks and plug directly into the router. You can even install software on your computer to make VoIP calls using your computer and a headset.
3. Ties in With Other Internet Communications and Media
VoIP ties into other digital methods of communications that the traditional phone system does not, or does expensively. VoIP can be connected to your messaging services, like instant messengers and e-mails, so that people may communicate voice to voice, make video calls, send images or documents. With your various communication systems connected, getting a hold of someone and getting across your point will be easier then ever.
4. Mobile and Flexible
Next on our list of the benefits of using VoIP for your business is that VoIP is mobile and flexible. With VoIP your network is everywhere there is internet. If you need to go on a business trip to Japan, your business phone number goes with you as long as you can get access to the internet. You don’t need to pay extra for roaming, or long distance calls (as long as it’s to your company). Even in the United States, if your business moved from one area code to another that would normally require a change in telephone number, which means changing your contact information on all of your cards, your website, and in the phonebook. If you use VoIP and your company moves all of your numbers stay the same.
5. Improved Sound Quality
The final benefit of using VoIP for your business is that you can get improved call sound quality using VoIP. Technology is constantly improving, especially in the case of VoIP. Because VoIP is sent over internet protocol, the algorithms for sound data and compression are constantly being improved, which leads to increased clarity of sound with reduced bandwidth. New technology known as wideband audio, or HD voice, samples twice as much from your audio input and extends the frequency range making your voice come out more clearly on the other end. Since the entire purpose of telephone service is verbal communication, clearer vocal communication is an obvious bonus.
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