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  If you’ve been looking into moving your business telephony to another provider no doubt you’ve been bombarded with offers and claims. How can you identify a good deal from a bad? How can you avoid any hidden costs? Will moving my telephony really save me money? There are a lot of questions to address before choosing a new provider. In this article we discuss the benefits of business VoIP and answer the key question, will I save money if I switch my business to VoIP?   VoIP requires minimal capital expense¬† The beauty of VoIP is that it can be integrated with existing technology in your business. This means there is no need to buy extra equipment. Typically, this is through hybrid VoIP or hybrid PBX, which combines your existing phone equipment with VoIP. It’s worth asking your potential VoIP provider if they can support this service option for you instead of buying new handsets.   Quick installation time and maintenance¬† Setting up traditional fixed communications demands a lot of time and often comes with high installation costs. They can come with pricey adjustments and high maintenance costs. Adding extensions to traditional phone systems often requires an outside vendor who’s familiar with your phone setup and office to come out and fix or rewire the system. This maintenance costs soon add up and can take crucial working hours to resolve. A hosted solution however has much lower maintenance costs and installation time. Adding users can be as simple as pressing a few buttons from your PC.   VoIP is feature rich as standard¬† A VoIP system is full of free features that are simply inaccessible with traditional phone lines. One area to highlight particularly is it’s conferencing and meeting capabilities. This means that even a small business can host international meeting and conferences with ease. For most companies, all they need is hardware with a microphone, speaker and webcams that are usually already included in existing hardware.   VoIP is future proof meaning less future expense Moving to VoIP is an important decision as it means that you will be future proofing your communication. You may not be aware but ISDN phone lines will be ceasing as of 2025. This may seem like a long way away however we urge you to start considering a hosted solution now to ensure that you have time to find a solution that works best for your business. The majority of workers are already using mobile phones and research indicates that this is set to rise. This means you should pick a provider that can offer VoIP services to mobile too. There’s no reason why you can’t hold business landline features in your pocket with todays technology. Here at Hello we provide business mobile SIMs which you place into all major mobiles. You are then free to work remotely without compromising on any critical business features. Switching to VoIP is a game changer for your organization. The good news is that you are making the correct one by insuring your future proofing your business telephony. You can expect lower costs and greater flexibility but if you would like some more advice on what you could expect or to talk to us about Hello VoIP systems please call us on 0800 205 5500 or email us at sales@hello-telecom.co.uk.