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.
Long-Distance Fees Reduced or Eliminated
Conventional phone carriers must typically charge long distance or interstate fees for out-of-area calls, and even more for international long distance. With VoIP services, there are typically no long distance fees for calls in the U.S., and international calls cost a fraction of what they would via landlines. If your company transacts a lot of business overseas, you can easily save thousands of dollars per year by replacing wired phone service with VoIP.
Save on Hardware Costs and Maintenance
Setting up a conventional business telephone usually means installing and maintaining expensive PBX boxes configured to the company’s phone and fax needs. With Internet-based VoIP systems, these costs are essentially eliminated because your PBX is handled virtually. Instead of installing separate hardware systems for Internet and phone networks, your phone and Internet are integrated into one setup, potentially cutting your network maintenance costs by half or more.
Save on Upgrades
Anytime a landline phone system requires servicing or upgrades, you must pay for a technician to come on site to repair or replace hardware and reconfigure your system. With cloud-based VoIP service, these upgrades are typically software-based and can be handled virtually, at little or no cost to you.
In today’s digital age, many small businesses need VoIP phone service in order to remain competitive—and given the ways VoIP can save you money in the process, you have ever fewer reasons not to make the switch. To learn how we can set you up with high quality, reliable VoIP service, call 1-877-NetServ today.