Do You Know The Difference Between VoIP & Traditional Phones?

The world of business is a very interesting one these days, in large part because of the sheer amount of technology we now have at our disposal. There are so many different platforms out there now that can help boost productivity and maximise efficiency gains – it can be hard to know which to invest in and which you can live without.

But you might well find that voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is exactly what your company needs to take it to the next level, getting rid of your traditional wired phone system for good.

But what would compel you to make this change and what benefits could doing so bring you and your brand?

There are many reasons why you might choose VoIP over your current phone system, but for many customers it comes down to a simple matter of cost… VoIP is cheaper than traditional phones, with lower setup costs, lower call charges and cheaper maintenance.

The reason you can enjoy all these reduced costings is because VoIP has less server equipment on site – all you need is an internet connection and the laptops and desktops that you’ll no doubt already have in the office.

You simply subscribe to the necessary software and away you go. You can have an on-site VoIP system, but be aware that this is more expensive and perhaps not the right avenue for smaller businesses, unless they’re keen to scale up.

With 5G now making its presence felt in the UK and the rest of the world, now is perhaps the perfect time to start looking into VoIP technology. It’s likely that traditional and plain telephone systems are going to be phased out increasingly as time goes on – and you don’t want to get left behind as the rest of the competition starts moving in this direction.

One of the key benefits of VoIP phone systems is that they allow your team to work wherever and whenever they want – essential these days when remote and flexible working is fast becoming the norm for brands all over the world.

Features include conference calling, call queuing systems, call transfers, interactive voice responses and more mean that your staff members can do their jobs effectively, whether they’re in the office or not – and that absolutely has to be good for both business and staff morale.

Of course, what you will need to do if you are keen to adopt VoIP technology at work is make sure that you have a reliable internet service provider since VoIP uses the internet to make and receive phone calls. All the very best VoIP businesses will have backup options in place just in case of failed internet connections, so always do due diligence and check the services on offer with your choice of company.

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