No matter the size of your business, hosted VoIP has something to offer everyone. As a result of this wide-spread appeal, the adoption of hosted VoIP is increasing rapidly and savvy business owners couldn’t be happier what they’re getting. So what is it about a hosted VoIP PBX that has caught your interest?
And if you haven’t already made the switch, what’s holding you back?
Today I’ll cover two of the many advantages of hosted VoIP that get people talking. If you have something to add to the list, or any questions about hosted VoIP, drop a comment below!
1. Low Total Cost of Ownership
The first thing that surprises most small business owners about hosted VoIP is the price tag, starting with upfront costs. What separates a hosted VoIP solution from a traditional PBX or IP-PBX is that there’s no investment in expensive call switching equipment that’s going to depreciate in value and usefulness over time. Instead, all of the call switching is handled in the cloud by your service provider. That can mean thousands of dollars in immediate savings.
Next, hosted VoIP carries the low-cost of placing and receiving calls using VoIP technology. VoIP is overtaking both the residential and business telephone industries, and the reasons are simple: proven reliability and the affordability of placing calls over the Internet. And that rings true with hosted VoIP: business-class phone service for one low, flat monthly rate that includes unlimited inbound and outbound calls, amazing productivity tools, and cheap international rates.
2. Scalability to Grow with Your Business
What makes affordable, high quality business VoIP phone service even better? Flexibility.
Hosted VoIP phone systems are designed to be easily scale to the future needs of your business. With a traditional phone system, you often have to plan ahead – overbuying on phones, features, and maintenance just to accommodate potential future growth. With a hosted VoIP PBX, you only ever need to pay for what you use. When the time comes to add phones, hosted VoIP service carries the promise that you can have new VoIP phones shipped to your office at any time, with setup about as easy as plugging them in and getting dial-tone in just minutes. And you’re guaranteed to always be updated with the latest features and firmware.
Beyond adding phones, hosted VoIP easily accommodates adding new offices. Since all of your call switching happens over the Internet, the physical location of your offices doesn’t affect to your ability to connect all of your employees on the same phone network. In addition to adding new offices, this also means that you can easily support a telecommuting program and recruit talented employees from across the country to work out of their home. With a feature-rich hosted VoIP PBX like FreedomIQ, you can even monitor their activity with high-visibility online call reports, easy-to-read performance metrics, and recorded calls.