Six reasons to ditch your landline for business VoIP

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If you’re a small or home businesses looking for a phone system that’s low-cost, high quality, quick to set up and completely flexible, you may find that business VoIP is the answer.
Communication is a critical aspect of any business operation, but traditional landlines with their long contract commitments and upfront connection costs don’t offer the value for money and flexibility that small businesses need. So maybe it’s time you ditched your landline and moved to business VoIP.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) basically means a telephone service over the internet that plugs into your broadband connection.

VoIP providers in the UK offer a range of flexible plans that don’t require a big investment to create an efficient business telephone system. Vonage, for example, offers business plans with no line rental, no installation and no long-term contract commitment.

Here are six reasons why choosing VoIP makes sense for your business:

  1. 1. Cost

Undoubtedly the biggest advantage is that VoIP costs much less than a traditional landline or PBX-based phone system, without prohibitive landline rental and installation costs.

  1. 2. Features

Your business will have access to advanced features that are difficult to access on a traditional landline, such as making calls from your computer or laptop and forwarding calls automatically to your mobile phone, so your customers can always reach you.

  1. 3. Mobility

Make it easy for your customers and contacts to get in touch, wherever you are. With a VoIP system you only need a WiFi connection and you’re fully contactable anywhere on the same number – either via your laptop or smartphone.

4. Flexibility

With services hosted in the cloud and no physical infrastructure, you can have extra lines connected (and disconnected) immediately, as and when you need them. You won’t need to purchase extra capacity to cope with possible future growth or sign up to long contracts. You just pay for what you need.

5. Easy accessibility

You won’t need any time-consuming engineers’ visits to install VoIP – it’s simply plug and play. You can even keep your existing landline number. Plus everything is managed online – so whether you want to see your latest bill or add a new user, it’s just a mouse click away.

6. Future-proof

Within the next few years, there are likely to be far fewer landline telephones as VoIP communications become the new normal. So maybe it’s time to future-proof your business and adopt the latest in communication technologies today.