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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 one? How can you avoid 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 one of the key questions; will I save money if I switch my business phones 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.

 

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 today’s technology.

 

VoIP offers free features that traditional telephony charges for 

A VoIP system is full of free features that are simply inaccessible with traditional PABX phone systems. One area to particularly highlight is its conferencing and meeting capabilities. This means that even a small business can host meetings and conferences with ease.  VoIP also introduces businesses to features like flexibility of numbering, call routing options and flexible voicemail, CRM integration, conference rooms, time-of-day routing, hunt groups, auto attendants and a lot more!

 

Quick installation time and low-cost maintenance

Setting up traditional fixed PABX systems comes with high purchase and installation costs. They also incur additional charges for moves and changes, as your business grows, plus there are annual maintenance costs.  Adding extensions to traditional phone systems requires an engineer who’s familiar with your phone setup to visit and fix or rewire the system.  Due to the requirement for engineers to visit, it can take crucial working hours or days to resolve faults and issues. A Cloud hosted solution is web managed by the providers’ engineers.  This results in much lower maintenance costs and installation time.  Adding users can be as simple as pressing a few buttons from your PC. Installing VoIP is usually simple too, as it runs on an existing broadband connection meaning there isn’t the need for costly line installations and set up.

 

 

Migrating to VoIP is a smart decision for your organisation as it will supercharge the capabilities of your phone system. You can expect lower costs and greater flexibility with peace of mind as you will be future-proofing your business communication. If you would like some more information about VoIP or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the team at Hello on 08000 11 64 34 or email us at sales@hello-telecom.co.uk.