Voice Over Internet Protocol (or VoIP) is drastically changing the way businesses communicate. VoIP allows businesses to have phone services through the internet rather than a landline, which gives them the ability to communicate with others globally for a much lower cost. The benefits of VoIP far outweigh the benefits of a traditional phone system. In this blog, we’ll cover how VoIP works as well as how VoIP can benefit your business.
WHAT IS VOIP?
As we previously stated, VoIP allows you to place and receive phone calls over the internet. So as long as you have internet services, you can call anyone—anywhere in the world—without having to use a local phone service. You may have seen an IP address before on your mobile device or computer. The IP address is the Internet Protocol address, and it is what allows your device to communicate with other devices on the internet.
HOW YOUR BUSINESS COULD BENEFIT FROM VOIP
If you are a business owner, you might want to consider using VoIP for cost savings and more efficient communication. Below are 5 reasons we believe VoIP is beneficial for businesses.
- 1. Flexibility
VoIP technology gives your business the opportunity to operate on a mobile scale. Users can take their adapters anywhere with them as long as that place has an internet connection, and as long as the device has the business VoIP application, it can be used as a VoIP phone. This means users can make and receive calls through their device of choice, whether that is a phone, laptop, or desktop computer. This is beneficial for employees or business owners who travel frequently because it allows you to have business-related calls and meetings from anywhere outside of the office.
- 2. Productivity
Because your employees will be able to work anywhere, VoIP can increase their productivity as well. Without a strict office setting, they can avoid distractions and multi-task more efficiently. You can also connect a wide variety of devices with VoIP, which also contributes to increased productivity.
- 3. Cost-Efficiency
Lower costs is probably the benefit that almost every business can appreciate. Traditional phone services cost far more than VoIP. If your business is looking to cut costs technologically, VoIP is a great solution!
- 4. Reliability
If your business’s internet ever does go down, it’s not the end of the world. You can always forward your VoIP calls to mobile phones or other devices that don’t require an internet signal. Because of this, VoIP is more reliable than traditional phone services.
- 5. User-Friendly
Thankfully, VoIP systems require very little technological skill, so they are easier to manage than traditional phone systems. Additional components are easy to add as well; although you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a professional like C1C if you need any assistance!
Convinced yet that your business needs VoIP systems? We’re here to help! Contact us today to learn how we can install a VoIP system for your business.