More and more of today’s businesses are choosing to implement VoIP phone systems. There are many reasons why organizations are better off making the switch from traditional analog phone systems to VoIP systems. The most attractive is the potential for VoIP to significantly cut company costs. On average, VoIP can reduce rates by as much as 50% without sacrificing calling ability or quality.
While analog phone systems can have a lower price tag initially, they can be prohibitively expensive to upgrade, and therefore, have limited potential for burgeoning businesses. For instance, if a company wants to move a specific worker from one office to the next, this can involve the rewiring of a punchboard by an analog phone technician, which is an expensive endeavor. VoIP phones can more easily and inexpensively accommodate changes of this nature.
The quality of the VoIP connection is every bit as high as that of any conventional phone system, and has been reported to be even higher than many mobile phone connections. Its reliability is as high as any reliable Internet service provider. The phones are quite simple to use and offer the same features as traditional phone systems.
VoIP phone systems come with a wide array of attractive options such as telephone conferencing, voicemail to email delivery, music-on-hold, three-way calling and many other digital features. These systems give owners the option to choose multiple area codes within and outside of the state where the business is located. For instance, some clients select to use Vonage. Fresno, CA can be their home base, yet they can select a Texas or New York area code. VoIP calls can be received through the local number even when one is on an international trip. This is possible with no additional charge to the calling party.
Since VoIP phone systems rely on the Internet rather than the simple copper wire circuits used by conventional phone systems, VoIP users have the advantage of greater flexibility of changes, moves and add-on features. Many times, these changes can be configured quickly and easily through use of a user-friendly, point-and-click software.
Companies with already-established analog phone systems can now integrate VoIP through analog gateways to take advantage of the fax or alarm system capabilities of VoIP’s digital features. The business that wants a phone system that will evolve and grow with the business should, without a doubt, select a VoIP system.