VoIP has become a major player when it comes to telephone systems. It’s arguably the next big thing and it will eventually take over traditional telephone lines completely. In 2018, there were 41.6 million business VoIP subscriptions registered in the US.
But why has VoIP exploded in the way it has?
We’re going to take a look at why VoIP is such a major player and why your startup should also consider making the switch.
VoIP is evolving with the smartphone revolution
Practically everyone owns a smartphone. In fact, 77% of Americans own a smartphone.
VoIP has long evolved past the traditional desktop headset. These days you can make calls from smartphones through popular programs, such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
Therefore, VoIP is so important for startups because it means executives and employees can take advantage of their VoIP service from anywhere.
It fulfills the demand for businesses to be always connected and to be as mobile as possible.
It’s affordable for all types of business
Startups are known for not having a lot of capital to play around with. Traditional phone lines in a new office are often out of the question because they can cost hundreds of dollars to install from scratch.
On the other hand, a VoIP system costs a fraction of the amount. It can cost even less if you just want the capabilities and not the physical headsets.
Furthermore, calling is cheaper than anything a traditional phone line offers, both locally and internationally.
VoIP combines the quality of a classic phone line with the affordability of Internet calls.
Smart call routing
Entrepreneurs can’t be available every moment of the day. But now VoIP providers like Cebod Telecom are providing smart call routing and call management options as part of their standard packages.
Your number will follow you wherever you happen to be. So, you can have calls routed to any location to a specific number.
Whether you’re out of work or not, those vital calls can always be routed to you.
VoIP has the same features as traditional phone lines
Traditional telephone systems always came with certain types of features that businesses found important. These included things like call waiting, call redirection, and even automatic messages where people press a button to get directed to the correct person.
You can’t take advantage of this by calling via Facebook Messenger. However, modern VoIP systems can do anything a traditional telephone system can, and more.
For example, these days you can receive a call via VoIP and simply press a button on the keyboard. You’re automatically connected via your headset and you don’t have to stop working to pick up the phone.
VoIP systems are becoming popular among startups because they improve productivity and provide that professional look that people expect.
What do you need to make VoIP work?
We have discussed why VoIP has had such a disruptive influence on the startup world, therefore, we need to discuss what you need to make VoIP work.
It really depends on what sort of VoIP system you’re looking for. But in general, all you need to have is a strong Internet connection. The stronger the connection the better and more consistent the call quality is.
Make sure you speak to a provider of VoIP services to find out the type of Internet connection you need. You should run an online speed test to figure out what you already have.
With that information, you’ll be able to adopt VoIP in no time at all.
Have you made the switch to VoIP yet?