Thinking about replacing your old phone system with VoIP phone services?
Many companies large and small have, and none have regretted it! Cost-overheads are usually significantly less, it’s simple to tack on additional phone lines and customization through software instead of having to have new equipment installed for every new feature.
But before you go on a shopping spree, here are five simple things to think about that will save you a world of headache:
Know What You Want
Nobody knows your business like you do, so nobody is more qualified to know what you will need. Do you just need to be able to make phone calls from a few desks while your company grows? Do you have an army of desktops, laptops, etc. with a need for an on-site server to route hundreds of calls to the right destinations? With a little research and asking questions you can learn which options will be best for your team, and which will give you the services you need.
Is Your Network Up To It?
Most internet connections that are called “high speed” are easily up to the task of handling VoIP services. If your system is not up to par for VoIP, it may be necessary to make some upgrades to handle the amount of data VoIP services call for.
What Features Do You Want?
Business phone systems offer a lot of options, and you don’t want to miss out on that one feature that could make the difference between boom or bust. Research your options carefully so you don’t buy something you don’t need and you don’t miss an option that could turn out to be a real productivity multiplier.
Check Out Reviews
Many sites offer reviews of companies and their track records of service. You should read these reviews and decide their merits. While some people are never satisfied, a good review site will post positive as well as negative comments, and some will even have areas of feedback for the company in question. Check multiple sites and see what others have to say.
Know What You Want To Pay
It can be time consuming to go to company after company and ask for quotes from each one. The good news is that some sites have price comparison features that can save your fingers a lot of walking. Pricing structures can vary, so think about what the plans will cost you.
Pricing by the minute may be fine for a company that sees little telephone traffic in the course of its business, but a company that has heavy telephone traffic may benefit from monthly pricing.
Armed with these 5 simple considerations, you should now be able to begin your search for the VoIP services that are right for you. Contact us get started finding the solution that fits your needs!