Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) continues to increase its popularity as an alternative option to the traditional phone system.
Otherwise known as the internet phone or the broadband phone, here are five ways a VoIP system can benefit your business:
Long Distance Savings
One of the most attractive features of VoIP is the money saving potential it has. Long distance phone calls can be costly, especially when they add up through the month. But whilst they are processed across conventional commercial telecommunications lines, VoIP travels through the internet over private data network lines. This allows VoIP providers to charge significantly cheaper prices than your current traditional phone system suppliers.
On top of the international calls being cheaper, VoIP will save you money in regards to equipment and maintenance also. All of your businesses voice and traffic data is in one physical network, as opposed for the need for separate.
In addition to your computer and internet connection, the only other requirements to get started are a sound card, speakers and a microphone.
Your VoIP phone device can use the same number all around the travel provided it is connected to the internet. This allows greater flexibility in comparison to having a traditional phone system on your desk which limits your movement.
With a VoIP phone you have all the benefits of a standard phone plus extras, such as click-to-call on a web page. The ability to check your email on your VoIP phone has also proven to be popular amongst users.
Find Me/Follow Me
Appreciated by users frequently on the move, the find me/follow me call routing allows you to create a list of numbers where you can be found before the inbound call gets forwarded to voicemail. An example would be your office phone rings twice, the next two rings are on your home phone and then onto your mobile phone. After your list has been exhausted the caller will be sent to your voicemail.
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