Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a technology that allows you to essentially make phone calls over the Internet, and there are a number of advantages to using VoIP over more traditional phone line solutions. Here are a few examples.
Cheaper Calls Overseas
A VoIP system is often going to be cheaper than a traditional phone system anyway, but where VoIP really shines is overseas communications. The normal savings you’ll get will often be as much as 50% over traditional phones, but calling overseas is often going to cost you a fraction of what it would otherwise.
Since calling overseas is often critically important to businesses, going with a VoIP provider that can offer you a low rate could help you seriously cut back on your business communication expenses.
If you want to switch around a system from a traditional phone line, you often have to have professionals come in to do it for you. But if you want to change how calls come in, look at your calling history, or anything else that you want to view or change, you can often do so yourself with a VoIP system, since everything is online.
The problem with traditional phone lines is that they are usually completely dependent on the stability of local systems. So, if a snowstorm, a flood, an earthquake or any other disaster brings down the local phone service, businesses that depend on local phones will be completely cut off from their customers.
Customers calling in won’t even know what’s going on at all. However, if you use a VoIP system, you can make it so that your customer’s phone calls instead go to cell phones. Cell phone towers are often up even when landline systems are down.
This way, not even a local disaster will get in between you and your customers.
For more information on getting hooked up with a VoIP service for your business, please contact us today.