The title of today’s blog is a question that we hear fairly often from prospective clients. And it’s certainly a fair one to ask. After all, for most North American business owners, VoIP is still a fairly new concept. This is something we’ve often acknowledged in both our blogs and in our conversations with our would-be customers. Thankfully, we’re happy to report that once the benefits of VoIP are revealed and understood, most do make the switch.
So what are the main benefits of switching to VoIP? Well, it’s important that we remind you that a great deal of savings comes along with making the switch. You see, our Commercial Telephone Services are hosted…which means it’s all about the internet! All that is necessary to make and take phone calls is a strong internet connection and a phone receiver. It’s as simple as connecting to your Wi-Fi and hooking up a headset. A traditional telephone line isn’t needed.
When you’re making calls using VoIP, you’re doing so over the cloud and not through a standard landline. You can call far-off countries (no different than if you were emailing people in those countries) without having to worry about receiving a bill with a bunch of long distance charges on it. At MeloTel, we offer unlimited calling to more than 22 countries and even throw in FREE Polycom phones for as long as you’re a customer!
Consider the cost of a telephone. Now multiply that cost by the number of telephones you need in your office. If you’re the owner of a business that utilizes a call centre environment in order to contact leads and make sales, you know that that can be quite a sizeable sum of money. To be honest, our free Polycom Phone Program is an exclusive benefit to MeloTel customers. We’re not sure it’s available anywhere else!
How else can VoIP telephony save you money? Well, let’s consider a worst-case scenario. If your place of business encounters such unfortunate circumstances as burglary, vandalism or a disaster of some kind – like a fire – there will be little to no damage to your technical hardware. And that’s because it’s all based offsite. You can legitimately work from home exactly the same way as you would if you were in your office.
This highlights yet another amazing benefit of working with VoIP technology. It essentially allows you to take your business wherever you go. Because all you technically need is an internet connection and a headset, you can conduct business while on vacation just as easily as you would when you are in your home office. Considering this benefit, allow us to remind you that you can actually have all of your employees work in remote locations if you choose.
How is hiring remote workers a money-saver? By not having all of the members of your staff come into your office, you don’t necessarily have to pay them each an hourly wage. Many freelance workers submit invoices for their work and are paid per project. Working from remote locations saves them money as well. Consider the cost of transportation. Between gas, car maintenance and repair and even bus fare, the savings of not having to travel to work are pretty substantial.
Why not make the switch to VoIP today? There are numerous benefits that await you. For more information about our Commercial Phone Services or any other hosted service that MeloTel provides, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the “Live Chat Support” feature on our website!