More and more companies are switching to VoIP, and the process is becoming much easier as new VoIP platforms enter the market. For many, switching to VoIP reduces costs by over 50%, not to mention the ongoing savings from maintenance. Historically, the problem was that it costed too much time and money to set up a completely new phone system for most small businesses. Now there are no more excuses.
We put Mormor (Peter’s 80-year young Grandmother) to the test, and she set up an entire phone system in less than 5 minutes including a new phone number, opening hours, an IVR menu, and call forwarding to her cell phone. See if you can beat Mormor’s time with a free trial account.
There’s no downtime when porting an existing phone number, so your customers won’t notice a thing.
Ten years ago, it would have cost around $15,000 to hire a programmer and purchase the hardware to build a custom phone system. Today, the cost of setting up new phone system is virtually free, and the only ongoing costs associated with a VoIP phone system are:
1) the cost of the phone number, and
2) the inbound + outbound calling costs.
Under the pay-as-you-go model, you can deposit as much or as little as you want to spend and only pay for usage as you go. As a prepaid service, there are no surprises and no hidden fees. There are no contracts or hardware installations to worry about, and all features are included with a phone number.
Jennifer is part of the content marketing team at Telzio, providing insight and tips on how Telzio can be used to optimize business communications and customer service.