Just like any other brand new technology, when VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) was first introduced to the world, it was met with many raised eyebrows. “What do you mean I don’t need a landline for my office telephone?” was a question asked by many a business owner throughout the world, we’re sure. But, today, VoIP telephony is not only a lot more commonplace, but a lot more understood.
However, there are those business owners who are still unaware of VoIP’s incredible features and the ways in which they help for businesses to simply conduct business better. At MeloTel, we’re very well aware that VoIP is still a new concept to many. That’s why we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the fact that VoIP provides many immediately apparent advantages.
Here are four:
1. VoIP saves your company money. This is something you’ll notice as soon as you get your first bill. With VoIP, you use a high-speed internet connection for your phone lines, not a traditional landline. That way, you’re able to make calls to countries around the world without racking up huge long distance charges. Making phone calls to various locations across the globe is comparable to sending emails to people in those exact locations. It’s all part of the service.
It doesn’t matter if you’re calling a business partner across the street or a supplier somewhere in Europe, the cost of conducting such business over a VoIP phone is the same. With VoIP, you simply need a broadband connection so that you can sign into your account. What that also means is that you can conduct business using your business telephone number from any location in the world. This brings us to the next advantage.
2. VoIP phone numbers are portable. This is another benefit that you’ll be able to enjoy right away. Because all you need is an internet connection, you can literally take your act on the road. You can make and take calls from a hotel room in Miami just as easily as you would from your office in Calgary. As mentioned earlier, VoIP makes phone calls as convenient as sending emails. When you’re travelling, all you need to do is pack a headset and a laptop.
3. VoIP is incredibly feature-rich. Traditional phone services charge extra for additional features. Meanwhile, VoIP telephone services already come with a host of advanced communication features including call waiting, caller ID, conference calling, call transfers, incoming call routing, custom hold music and even voicemail to your email. VoIP can also allow you to keep your existing phone number to help you avoid any complications arising from switching services.
4. VoIP can expand your company’s reach. As has been made clear, VoIP technology allows you to conduct business with parties around the world and allows you to be anywhere in the world while conducting said business. However, with VoIP you can make it appear as if you’re operating in one specific location by using a phone number with a particular area code that is outside of the area code where your business is located.
Do you live in the 604 (Vancouver) but wish to do business in the 416 (Toronto)? No problem. With VoIP telephone services, you can secure a phone number with the area code of your choice so that reaching out to customers in a far-off location becomes that much easier.
MeloTel’s VoIP-based Commercial Phone Services can provide you with all of the advantages listed above and many more! For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the Live Chat feature on our website!