According to a 2017 U.S. government survey, about 44% of households still own traditional phones, down from 53% three years before—but still much higher than, say, the share of those buying vinyl records, another cultish throwback. Analog landlines go through traditional “POTS” (Plain Old Telephone Service) copper phone lines — the type that has been around longer than any of us have been alive. Sadly, aging equipment, a shrinking customer base and a focus on newer technologies has degraded reliability and quality of these landlines in many areas, especially rural ones.
Switch to VoIP and cut call costs
The average savings businesses see after switching to a VoIP system range anywhere from 30% to 50%. While the amount of savings can vary from case to case, almost all companies see a meaningful reduction in their telecommunication expenses. The most significant cost savings are realized by companies switching from an on-premise phone system, to a cloud based phone system.
How does VoIP save money?
Firs of all There’s no equipment beyond handsets. Unlike traditional phone systems, VoIP providers host all the telephone infrastructure on your behalf. That also means that VoIP eliminates the need for in-house servers along with the ongoing maintenance fees. A hosted phone system means that everything is handled off-premise “in the cloud”, so the expense of servers and VoIP maintenance is shared among the subscribers and everyone saves.
Second VoIP services provide online tools that can be used by anyone without prior VoIP experience. Adding users, phone lines, and any extras can be done through a web browser without paying for an on-site technician every single time. Because it’s so easy to do everything online, businesses end up saving on all the service fees for making any changes to the system.
Lastly most VoIP providers offer free long distance in the domestic US, Canada and Mexico reducing any long distance bills to zero.
Connect from any device, anywhere
VoIP has changed the way that we conduct business. We’re more connected than ever before. A favorite VoIP feature among customers is the ability to work remotely from anywhere and maintain the same phone functionality as they would have at their office.
How does this benefit your organization? Your business can communicate across more devices, time zones and international borders than ever before. It means you can communicate over any device and from anywhere, home, work, in the car or on the road. Distributed teams and flexible work environments can easily happen with VoIP. When your business is growing, your telephone system needs to be able to grow alongside it. With VoIP infrastructure, you will likely have a specific number of users and devices in mind when you start but unlike a traditional telephone system, which requires new handsets and wiring in order to expand, VoIP makes it easy to add new users and devices to your communications infrastructure. New users can be easily set up online and new phones shipped within a few days. No major hardware upgrades, all you need to be aware of is that you purchase enough bandwidth to support the amount of traffic you expect.
Companies who switch to VoIP have seen savings of up to 87% when moving from traditional on-premises telephony all while accessing more features than ever before! Flexible pricing plans and bundles make it easy for any company to get exactly what they need at a price they can’t resist.