VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) has been all the buzz for a few years now and more and more businesses are converting. You may be wondering what the fuss is all about. It is quite simple actually; instead of using your existing phone lines, you direct all your video traffic, voice and teleconferencing through the internet. The difference between VoIP and regular phone service is that it treats your telephone conversations as data going through your IP network. Today broadband is considerably cheaper and easier to have than it ever was, that is why it is more attractive to businesses.
How VoIP Saves You Money
The first and most obvious way VoIP saves you money is in how you will never have to install new phone lines for your business. You can hook up your equipment directly into your broadband network.
Secondly, it can operate through a VPN connection that has been encrypt for increased security. You can install VoIP software on mobile devices too so that employees can be reachable on a work line even when they are not physically at work. This has the standard features that usual business phones have such as caller ID, voicemail, conferencing and call forwarding. The phone service now becomes the responsibility of your IT department, meaning you no longer have to wait for your telecoms service provider to deploy their employees to come fix your phone lines.
Has your business converted to VoIP technology yet? Do not miss out on this trend that can change the way you do business forever.