Category Archives for "VoIP"

How Switching to VoIP Can Save Your Small Business Money

To suggest Internet-based VoIP phone service is taking over the world would be an understatement. According to numbers compiled by The VoIP Report, the Internet phone service market is predicted to grow by at least 10 percent per year, until 2021. For small businesses, one of the biggest driving factors behind this growth is finances: For any business operating on a budget, options that offer more services for less money are highly attractive. And VoIP in particular can provide a huge array of services for a fraction of cost on the standard Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, the savings don’t even end with the services themselves. Let’s look at a few other ways your company can save by switching to VoIP.

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Limitations to VoIP and How to Overcome Them

For many small businesses these days, switching their phone service from the standard landline telephone to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) makes sense from both an economic and technological point of view. However, VoIP also has some disadvantages, and you may need to take steps to compensate until the technology catches up. Let’s explore three prominent limitations of VoIP and what you can do about them.

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Moving Your Business to VoIP Service: Pros and Cons

Internet-based phone service (Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP) offers a range of flexibility and features that aren’t available with conventional telephone service. However, you must be willing to deal with a few tradeoffs to get those added features. If you’re thinking about moving your business over to VoIP, let’s consider a few of these advantages and disadvantages.

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What Equipment Does My Business Need to Switch over to VoIP?

If you’re thinking about switching your business telephone service to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP, or phone service over the Internet), you might be wondering about the startup requirements. Will you need special hardware? What equipment will you need to make the switch?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to setting up VoIP service. The primary need for any VoiP service is a high-speed Internet connection, which most companies already have in place. Typically, smaller businesses need only a minimal amount of additional equipment, especially for cloud-based VoIP where the servers are located offsite. If your business requires a larger premises-based service (PBX), you may need more hardware, more servers and additional infrastructure. Let’s look at a few of the more common scenarios.

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