Created by The VoIP Report
Will a company save money on communications – by switching to VoIP – no matter its calling habits? Not necessarily so. While a majority of companies may enjoy some cost reduction, there are many factors to consider before making the switch.
• Does your company employ a large number of remote workers?
• Do you have employees who spend a great deal of time in the field?
• Are a majority of your calls international, long distance, or local?
It’s important to consider each of these factors, as well as the potential costs of upgrading your legacy system, before making the switch to VoIP. In some instances, you may discover that your company is better off remaining with your existing legacy system, particularly when you consider the potential costs of upgrading technology and training.
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The VoIP Report presents…
Fact or fiction? Switching to VoIP Will Save Money – Regardless of My Calling Habits.
Saving money is one of the main reasons for switching to VoIP phone service. But will you save money no matter what your calling habits are?
It all depends.
VoIP CAN save you money if your contacts are also VoIP users. These calls are made on the same network and, as a result, are free. Skype calls are a popular example of free calls between users anywhere in the world.
Beyond free calls, you need to look carefully at your calling habits to determine if you will, in fact, save money with VoIP.
Do you make a lot of calls between different office sites? With VoIP these site-to-site calls would be free!
Do your employees make a lot of mobile calls? Smartphone users can make VoIP calls over their service provider’s data network at a lower rate than their voice plan.
Additionally, setting up VoIP circuits allows remote workers to make calls, access company files, or join conference calls from any Internet connection.
Are most of your calls local or international? While exact savings depend on your plan, generally VoIP international calling rates are lower.
In addition to looking at calling habits, analyze the overall costs of moving to VoIP, such as legacy network infrastructure upgrades or the monthly cost of using a hosted service provider. Compare your total monthly costs and decide if switching to VoIP makes sense for your business.
For more advice on choosing VoIP service, visit thevoipreport.com.