Finding the right VoIP provider can be tough as there are so many to choose from, and you’re looking to get the most for your money.
If you’re looking to purchase a business phone system there is one important thing you need to figure out first:
Do you need a full phone system that includes physical office telephones, or could your business get by with a virtual phone service that relies solely on cell phones instead of traditional office phones?
However, with all the options and dozens of vendors, separating the good from the bad and navigating the marketing hype can be difficult. Not only, are some VoIP systems a complete waste of money for a business environment, but fees can be “hidden,” so what appears to be a big cost-saving decision (initially) can end up costing you more in the long run once you’ve calculated in ALL costs over a 1 to 3 year period.
Saving money on your phone bill should NOT be your only criteria when considering a VoIP phone system for 2 important reasons. First, dropped calls and poor sound quality will frustrate you and cause prospects to hang up and call your competition – so you might save some money on your phone bill, but you LOSE customers and sales. Definitely NOT a good trade-off.
Second, make sure you look at the TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP, not just the savings on your phone bill, which is what almost every VoIP salesperson focuses on. While it’s not the norm, there are certain cases where VoIP may actually cost you MORE than a traditional phone system because of the features and costs your VoIP vendor adds on, negating any savings on your phone bill.
Virtual Phone System
Virtual phone systems work by connecting a business phone line to remote workers on their cell phones or home phones.
- These types of systems work as an extensive call-forwarding solution, wherein calls are transferred to each employee’s designated phone (cell or home) when a customer or client calls the main business number.
- These systems include a variety of features, such as automated receptionists, voicemail, call forwarding, call screening, and online faxing.
With cloud-based systems, there is no maintenance or hardware, other than IP phones, to worry about. The service provider houses and maintains all of the PBX technology.
- The cloud offers growing businesses the opportunity to easily add new lines.
- Businesses typically pay a monthly fee on a per-user basis.
For a small business, options are often limited as compared to larger companies. Getting the latest technologies and the best tools are not always feasible for small businesses, and it’s sometimes difficult to stay afloat when you have a small budget and limited resources. You want to ensure the plans offered are cost-effective for your business and that the provider offers features you need without added costs. Great customer service is also a must. Before making a decision, be sure to “shop around” and check out online reviews to see which provider is best for you and your business.
VoIP Telephone systems also allow employees to work from anywhere, providing even more opportunities to save on overhead and commuting.
GoneVoIP helps the small business reduce costs on communications, and be more profitable as a result. You’ll have a business-grade VoIP telephone system for the fraction of the cost of a traditional system. With no discernible difference in quality.
So, why not get a free quote today to see how much you can be saving when you switch to a VoIP telephone system?