Top Business VoIP Services of 2017
Finding the right business VoIP service for your business should not be a painful experience. When it comes to business VoIP service, there are a multitude of directions you can go. The following guide is designed to assist you in finding the business VoIP solution based on the needs of your business. It’s advice is based on over nine years of experience and the hundreds of companies that have been assisted in finding the right business VoIP solution for their needs.
How to Select the Right Business VoIP Service
Selecting a business VoIP service is a relatively easy process, if you know what to look for. If the hundreds of possible business VoIP service providers are confusing you with technical jargon, fluffy features or are making promise that are too good to be true, donâ€™t worry. No matter if you are a small medium business or a large enterprise, there is a basic set of questions you need to answer before selecting a business VoIP service.
Things to consider before selecting a business VoIP service
- How large is your business? There are a variety of different VoIP services available for businesses depending on your size. If you are small office, a basic business VoIP service might suffice. If you have under 15 people in your office and do not want to deal with a phone system, you may want to consider a hosted VoIP service, where your phone system is hosted by your service provider. If you are a small, medium or large business and you have an IP based phone system, you will want to look into a business VoIP provider or SIP trunking.
- Does your business make more local or long distance calls? Many businesses are mis-informed when it comes to the cost savings of switching to VoIP. If your company makes more local than long distance calls, you might not save much by moving to VoIP. If, however, you make a considerable amount of long distance calls, switching to VoIP may provide you with considerable cost savings. Note that you can use an IP based phone system and not use VoIP to send and receive calls.
- Are you better off with a flat monthly rate or a per minute rate? Depending on your call volume, you might get a better deal from flat rate of per minute calling. Take some time to do the math as most business VoIP providers offer both types of calling.
- Can your network support VoIP Service? Many businesses have networks that arenâ€™t suitable for supporting VoIP. Make sure that your network well suited for VoIP by having potential business VoIP provides run a network test.
- Do you have enough bandwidth? Often times when switching to VoIP, businesses will have to upgrade to their data connection to account for the increase in data traffic (as VoIP service is transported as data packets across the internet). If you do not have enough bandwidth, you will fall victim to poor call quality, latency and jitter. To ensure you have enough bandwidth, discuss with your business provider the number of concurrent calls you will be making so they can calculate the total amount of bandwidth that will be need to send and receive calls without hurting quality.
When selecting a business VoIP service you will may encounter more questions, problems and issues than the considerations named above. However, if you answer the five questions listed above prior to selecting your business VoIP solution, you will find that you will be better prepared to make an informed decision. They result of which should be a user who is satisfied with the business VoIP service they use each day.
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