Consumers and businesses are both looking to cut their spending as inflation continues to rise in the UK. Companies should examine their telephony. For most companies, switching from legacy technologies like ISDN to VoIP could bring significant savings. This article will explain the basic principles of Voice over IP and then show you how to save money.
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. Businesses have used traditional technologies such as ISDN and PSTN for years. However, BT has announced that they will be discontinuing both these networks by 2025. This will force consumers and companies to look for an alternative. VoIP is the alternative. There are many benefits, not only cost savings, to switching to VoIP.
What is VoIP?
A VoIP phone converts your voice into digital bits and bytes, which can then be transferred over the internet using business software. VoIP calls are easy with the right software. Many of the top providers offer mobile apps and desktop softphones that can be used alongside or in place of traditional desk phones. This is an area where businesses can save money, since you don’t need to purchase handsets for every person.
Image source: T2k VoIP
Image Source: T2k VoIP
How can you reduce the cost of your business telecoms?
This section will discuss the most cost-saving ways to use a VoIP phone system. Before we begin, let’s not forget that VoIP does more than just save money. It also offers a host of other benefits, such as increased functionality and flexibility for businesses. VoIP calls are inexpensive.
Many of the top VoIP providers offer free calls upon signing up. In many cases, these call allowances are sufficient to cover almost all call charges. Gamma Horizon, which can be purchased through a partner such as Tk, includes 2000 UK landline minutes and 2000 UK mobile minutes per user each month.
Before you consider paying any extra, your team must make many calls. You will get many free calls. If you do have to pay for any, international calls are significantly cheaper.
You don’t need expensive hardware to keep clean.
You sign up for VoIP to get a cloud-based service. This means that all the processing and management of your calls is done elsewhere. You no longer need to purchase a costly telephone system or pay for its maintenance. VoIP offers a fully managed service that leaves you with only the monthly fees.
No need to use handsets
One of the advantages of a business VoIP telephone system is that it doesn’t require you to have desk handsets. Instead, your team can use either a desktop-based softphone or a mobile application. Although this may seem minor, it can make a significant difference in your bottom line, especially if you have a large team and many extensions.
Less office cabling
There will likely be two networks in most UK offices. One for computers, and one for phones. But with VoIP, only one is required. You won’t have to maintain separate networks for phones because calls are made over the network.
There is no need for extra cables between desks and phones, since most VoIP handsets come with a network passthrough. This means that your phone can connect to both the network and to the computer.
We want to highlight the last cost savings. You can work anywhere you like with VoIP as long as there is an internet connection. An employee can plug in a phone and use the mobile or desktop apps or make calls.
This is a cost-saving feature because you don’t need to pay for forwarding calls to people while they are away from the office. You also no longer have to pay employee mobile charges when they work remotely. Your team can use VoIP to take their business phone system with them anywhere.
Find out more about VoIP.
You can read the entire article here and then go to the T2k website to learn more about VoIP and how it can help your business.