BT is planning to “switch off” the UK’s entire traditional phone line network by 2025, which means switching over from a standard phone system to a phone system running over the internet is inevitable. Now might not seem like the ideal time to have to update your phone system, with the Coronavirus pandemic having widespread effects on the community.
However, it’s always wise to get ahead of the curve as much as possible, so looking into investing in a VoIP phone system for your business is a smart move. As well as being organised, it could make you profound, meaningful savings over a long period of time that could make the world of difference to your business.
What sort of savings?
Many businesses we work with have found that by switching over to VoIP, they can save as much as 80% of their ongoing costs! But how does that work?
Having a phone system that works through your internet can lower costs on ongoing line rental, plus if you’re making long distance calls, conference calls and video calls a lot, the cost of doing all that can be greatly reduced by using VoIP.
Setting up a VoIP phone system isn’t expensive to do in the first instance either; you just pay for the cost of each handset, if you need numbers ported over and that’s about it.
Are there other benefits besides lowering costs?
As well as potentially saving your business hundreds of pounds each year, there are plenty of other benefits to making the switch too. VoIP has fantastic call handling features — easy transferring, automated receptions, hunt groups and auto assistant are among a whole suite of options. Conference and video calls can be available at the touch of a button, so there’s no faffing about with numerous programs!
In an era where more and more people are working from home, it’s nice to know that when you plug a VoIP phone in to a data connection or use a softphone anywhere in the world, it retains the same phone number, ideal for an age of flexible and remote working.
If you have painfully slow internet speeds where you work, installing VoIP means it might be time to upgrade your broadband too. The system is already suitable for most businesses across the UK, however if your internet is slow we can suggest different options for you.
If you’re considering upgrading your current exchange lines or phone system, but want to talk about exactly what is involved and exactly how much money you could save, give us a call on 01237 420010 to find out more.