IP Telephone and VoIP service is a hidden benefit that many small business owners and operators do not know about. However, switching to a packet-distributed phone service like IP and VoIP can help their business by reducing expenses and increase revenues.
While the end function of IP telephony and VoIP is the same as using a regular circuit-switched phone service plan (your call is connected), the process is different. You can save money, as well as secure your phone calls over your business network’s internet connection, by switching today.
First, you need to understand how these phone service plans differ on a fundamental level.
Why is IP Telephony and VoIP Different?
Generally, your telephone and cell phone calls are routed through the public switched telephone network. Calls are sent via circuit-switching in order to route calls from a caller to a recipient. While the earliest circuit-switching was done by switchboard operators, now everything is digital.
IP Telephony and VoIP are also digital, but different, since calls are routed via your Internet connection, rather than through digital connections. No physical connection, like a telephone pole or a cell tower, is required for the call to connect. Instead, your call is digitized and broken into packets, which is sent on your wireless connection to another phone, also connected to wifi.
This difference in call connection provides many benefits to companies using IP or VoIP phones. Here are the top two advantages that you can benefit from by switching to a packet-switched telephone network today.
Network IT | IP Phone | More Affordable Phone Service
Phone plans, especially for professional businesses can range from the tens of dollars per month, to hundreds. This depends on your network service provider, your plan, and your phone use. These costs, like all other costs, will add up over time, increasing your monthly expenses as a result.
IP phone service is much more affordable than any phone plan. This is because you can route your calls through your Internet. Your calls will be able to connect faster and will be clearer, as long as your Internet connection is on.
Since you are already paying for Internet, you should consider saving money and using an IP phone in order to reduce your expenses. By virtue of reducing your monthly business expenses, you are increasing your profits.
More Secure Phone Service
By virtue of having a business network that is connected to the Internet, you should have at least one firewall connecting your network. Although more firewalls are better, even if you do not have one firewall, your router will have one built-in to its hardware. This means that there is at least one layer of security protecting the information that you are sending over your network.
With this security already in place, it makes sense to route your calls over wifi instead of through a traditional phone plan. Having the ability to secure your phone calls is very important in business.
You need to ensure that no one is listening in, that you can maintain a clear connection when talking to customers and clients, and that you can ensure that your call will be able to connect.
Cisco Network Consulting and Support Services provide many advantages to your business. Whether you need routing and switching LAN/WAN, wireless, network security, IP telephony and VoIP, or more, Network IT can help. Visit us online at our website to learn more about how IP phone service can help your business succeed. Network IT has been providing new, used and refurbished IP Telephony and VoIP equipment as well as Cisco Network Consulting services for over 15 years to clients throughout Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Globally.