Old fashioned phone systems are becoming a thing of the past as they are replaced by the highly efficient, reliable and affordable VoIP business phone system. Businesses are gradually making the switch to VoIP too, with even late adopters seeing the change. In short, PSTN is fast becoming obsolete.
However, there’s a real challenge for most businesses organizations in replacing their entire communication system. With the work involved, it can seem daunting, but if you think about the savings your business will benefit from, it’s totally worth it. VoIP technology will save you a lot of money out the gate and, in short, there are many more benefits too.
Here are 6 ways the VoIP business phone system can save your company on overhead costs and offer long-term savings and value.
International Calls are Cheaper
The global economy needs wide communication and long distance calls are a necessity for businesses with international reach. With PSTN telephone technology, long distance calls are expensive as they travel long distances over physical wires, with expensive call rates. But with VoIP technology, distances are not an issue. VoIP calls travel over data networks for the most part and use the PSTN to cover the last mile.
This makes VoIP international calls much cheaper and vendors can offer lower international bundles and unlimited calling plans. Vendors save money because of this and they pass on the savings to customers.
Internal Calls are Free
Since VoIP uses data connectivity on the internet rather than physical wires, it means you don’t pay to make calls internally. Businesses also do not have to maintain two separate infrastructures for communication. Voice calls, video and email use the same data connection, which is handy as it keeps your comms infrastructure under one roof. You save a lot of money as all your internal calls are basically free, so no need to delay that team catch up.
VoIP business phone system technology is cloud-based and therefore requires little to no maintenance since there is no equipment to maintain. This is one technology that is an exception to the old rule, as purchasing new technology usually requires heavy maintenance, installation and other specialist work.
No Upgrade Fees
You save a lot of money by not having to pay for upgrade fees for the latest updates on software versions. Most other business phone systems demand that you pay for software upgrades from time to time, or indirectly cover the expense through other services.
The VoIP phone system is entirely different. As a business, you’re paying for the latest version of the system and your access to the latest versions is automatic, including any security upgrades. Additionally, new features don’t have to wait for the next release date, meaning vendors can provide them as soon as they’re available.
VoIP technology providers don’t use contracts. Customers are free to come and go at any time, or move on to another vendor. Furthermore, since almost all vendors use the same industry standards (SIP, TCP/IP protocols), there are no more additional costs for new hardware or software. So, once you’re set up with VoIP technology, you can go anywhere.
VoIP phone systems are ready to go with just a laptop or mobile phone. VoIP doesn’t need extra expensive equipment, so you can work with your normal everyday devices and work anywhere, in or out of the office. Your voice calls, voicemail, chat messenger and emails can also stay fully connected, so you’ll never miss that valuable customer ever again.
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