Advantages of VoIP
Traditionally, phone systems have been a major investment for companies. VoIP can provide you with more features and at a lower cost than traditional phone lines. VoIP allows you to access your communications from any location, using either a mobile device or computer by using an internet connection and web browser.
Here are four key reasons why your business should make VoIP its top priority when it comes to communications technology:
- Cost-effectiveness – VoIP software-based phone systems are less expensive than their conventional counterparts.
- Adaptability – most phone systems have only been able to carry voice or data up to now. Still, companies can carry both over one single broadband connection cost-effectively with a system that supports both, such as VoIP-based phones.
- Mobility – many business people carry their computers from place to place, and laptops can connect easily and economically to any broadband line via an internet connection wherever they happen to be in the world.
- You can use VoIP to make calls with more clarity, especially over long distances
VoIP sends voice signals across a network, just like how you send data. It transmits over long distances more easily than traditional phone lines, making it ideal for businesses with off-site workers.
Instead of paying expensive per-minute charges for long-distance calls, VoIP connections allow them to keep prices down with international calling plans and lower rates. But even companies that don’t do business internationally can benefit from VoIP. It is useful for businesses that need to make many phone calls every day—and those are almost always cheaper when done over a VoIP connection than through a traditional phone line.
VoIP can dramatically lower your phone bill.
VoIP makes it easy to set up a business phone system for less than you’d pay in hardware costs alone for a conventional PBX. Companies can install Software-based PBX systems like Asterisk at no cost, and providers can buy and configure hardware-based PBX systems like OpenSIPS for as little as $100.
You can use VoIP to route calls and texts from out of the country to avoid high roaming charges. When it comes to business communications, there’s no better solution than VoIP. It allows you to communicate efficiently and cost-effectively while at work or on vacation. Plus, by cutting out long-distance fees for phone calls—made possible by an internet connection—you can enjoy great savings that don’t even have to hurt your bottom line.
Disadvantages of VoIP
As with any new technology, there are always some cons. For example, VoIP systems lack hardware redundancy—if a user’s phone system loses internet connectivity or a server crashes, users won’t have service until the provider can restore it. A VoIP provider may also have to rely on third-party tech support to fix issues (they may take longer to resolve than issues with office phones).
Just like cloud computing, there are security concerns that come with moving voice traffic outside an organization’s firewall—there have been reports of malware transmitted through telephone calls. Finally, there’s also an issue of maintaining interoperability between different vendors and their products.
VoIP services use your internet connection to place and receive calls, so your business can cut its monthly telecommunications bill in half. You’ll never have to worry about a failed phone line or an expensive repair bill again. When it comes to cost savings, VoIP just can’t be beat.