(PRWEB) February 15, 2013
Every month, business owners look for ways to save money on their phone bills. Realistically, just the cost of rent, utilities, and phone service alone can add up to such high bills that a business could struggle to turn a profit. One way a business can cut costs is by choosing a business VoIP provider.
Voice over Internet Protocol is a cheap alternative to traditional phone service. The savings associated with VoIP don’t just translate to a cheaper phone bill, but can also allow business to lower rent and utilities expenses. Therefore, VoIP Review has announced 5 ways VoIP can save businesses money:
1. Businesses Save Money on Long Distance Calls
Since VoIP calls use the Internet to transmit voice data, all calls are treated as local calls. Businesses will thereby save money on long distance, even if they make 100 calls out of state a day. And for companies that do a lot of international business, providers offer cheaper rates on those calls as well.
Some providers even offer the ability to purchase an additional virtual number with a local area code. That way the company can save their customers money, since they are no longer making long distance calls.
2.Save Money with Hosted PBX
With a hosted PBX service, companies pay a low per extension fee for around $19.99/month for unlimited calling between extensions and unlimited calling to all US numbers. Since the hosted PBX service is handled virtually by the business VoIP provider, it eliminates expenses like PBX hardware, storage space, maintenance fees, and a support staff. This is a perfect option for small businesses, especially those that need to make or receive a lot of calls.
3. Cheap Conference Calling with Options
Conference calling is a feature included with most service provider’s plans. The feature allows offices based in different states to participate in meetings, or lets a CEO
address his staff while on vacation. And if a business wants to take it a step further, many providers offer IP video conferencing at no extra charge. Even basic conferencing calling carries an extra monthly fee with traditional providers.
4. Cut Down on Ink and Paper Usage with IP Faxing
As opposed to a traditional fax, IP faxing uses the Internet to send and receive documents. The business can read and send faxes on a computer, smartphone, or tablet, rather than having to actually print them. Without having to constantly print faxes, a business can cut down on paper and ink usage.
5. Allow Employees to Work from Home
With a hosted PBX option, the provider will route calls to employees no matter where they are. They can work from home without ever missing a call. In some cases, a hosted service eliminates the need for an office altogether. Employees can work from home, and the business saves money on rent and utilities.