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A Business Owner's Guide To VoIP Phone Systems

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You need to be sure that your business has effective communication, and a big part of that comes down to the quality phone systems that you install. There are a number of different companies that install phone systems in Canada, so you will have to choose the best one to make the most of your business's communication. If you want a quality phone system, it pays to look into voice over IP (VoIP). To learn more about these systems and how they can help you, read on. 

What is VoIP?

Voice over IP is a type of phone system that is completely digital. This phone system utilizes an internet connection for service, as opposed to traditional wiring and cabling. These systems have a number of benefits that have attracted companies to begin using them. 

What benefits will I enjoy with VoIP?

You'll notice a number of benefits of having VoIP phone systems installed, including:

  • VoIP service is notably cheaper than traditional lines and does not leave you open to municipal based taxes and public fees
  • It is much easier to transport phone lines throughout your business without having to worry about plugs or cables
  • You have a virtual unlimited amount of upgrade capability, since you can have an unlimited amount of phone lines

Understanding these benefits will allow you to shop for the best VoIP system for you when you reach out to a communication service provider. 

What types of VoIP services are available?

When you want to have a VoIP system installed, you'll need to find the best plans and service available to you. Consider the following:

  • Always shop through a number of package offerings for the best use of data and customization options
  • Focus on the type of functions your business needs -- such as connectivity with apps and the cloud, e-mail transcribing, auto attendant, etc. 
  • Be sure that your phone systems company offers strong guarantees on downtime, with zero percent being the most ideal

How much does VoIP service cost?

As you might expect, determining the cost of your VoIP systems is one of the most important steps you can take. Typically, people pay between $75 and $250 for the needed cables, while phones might cost between $50 and $750. You'll also want to be sure that you consider the cost of a router to transmit the data. 

Consider these pieces of information, and reach out to a phone service company for further questions.