To the average small business, VoIP may seem like an esoteric technology that will be difficult to adopt. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Company telephone equipment doesn’t become obsolete. Although there are dedicated Voip telephone systems, the system can be used with traditional telephones. The operation of the phone system is the same as a traditional system. Customers, vendors and other incoming callers dial the number just like they did before. They won’t even realize the telephone system is changed. Outgoing calls also operate the same way and your staff won’t need to learn new technology just to make a phone call.
The only thing you need to learn is how to take voip advantages of the new found freedom and flexibility the business small business pbx phone offers. The One Number Follow Me feature that you can specify who and when people could reach you at which phone number; The Voice Mail that sent to your cell phone so you can see it and listen to it at the right time; The Auto Attendant that directs the calls to the right person at different hour of the day; Employees working from home, even at different state, etc…
What Are The Downsides to VoIP?
There are few limitations to small business hosted voip solutions over traditional phone systems. The biggest concern is if your internet connection goes down you lose your phone service as well. And the internet connection may have lag that isn’t noticeable in normal web surfing or downloading but makes back-and-forth conversations slow and frustrating.
To overcome the limitation, many small business VoIP provider provide legacy phone ports so you can still connect a few traditional phone lines to the system. The business voip telephone will automatically route the calls to the best available one according to the pre-configured rules. So when the internet connection is down, the phone service can still be available.
For businesses that cannot afford to have a dedicated IT personnel to keep their network always at its best shape, many business voip solutions again provide an alternative by using traditional phone network in house, and only using the Internet/network to provide hosted business voip when it is necessary. - Like connecting small business phone service provider or employees work at home using IP extensions. So even the in house network connection is somehow affected by virus or malfunctioned equipment, the phone system can still function well.
Overall, Hosted VoIP PBX phone service has far more advantages than disadvantages and some experts predict it is only a matter of time until analog phone systems go the way of the rotary dial.
AVAD Technologies specializes in the small/medium sized business market. Business pbx solutions is all we do. AVAD provides complete VoIP Solutions for small business, we provide local and toll free phone numbers, the VoIP hardware and software, plus free installation and ongoing support. If you are thinking about switching your business to VoIP or just have some questions, please feel free to call (800) 733-4136.
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