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What is VoIP? How Can It Save Your Business Time and Money?

VoIP (or voice over internet protocol) is a standard that has been in existence for at over 20 years after first appearing in Israel in 1995. As of 2016, at least 79% of businesses in the U.S. utilize some form of VoIP as their primary means of telephonic communications. This is significantly higher than the less than 1% of VoIP calls made from the U.S. in 1998.

VoIP is a technology that allows users to make and receive phone calls over their Internet connection rather than through a traditional (analog) phone line.

VoIP services have been used by companies of for several years to streamline communications and save money.  It has helped small companies and global brands alike who needed an easier way to connect with customers without the fees and surcharges common to many landline providers.

If you are a business owner, it may be the time consider how VoIP services can help your business save both time and money. The investment you choose to make in VoIP for your business may, in the long run, prove to be the best time and money saver possible. Here are some tips to consider for saving time and money by switching to VoIP.

No Need for Additional Lines 

VoIP, as the name suggests, shares the same lines that you use for your internet connections. This means that you save on the installation costs associated with having your office wired for a specific internal line. You'll be harnessing the power of your wireless connection instead. 

Staying on the Go

Another advantage of VoIP over other forms of telephony: there is no need to stay connected via a hard wire. VoIP only requires a stable internet connection. Removing the tether to an internet line gives you the freedom to roam to anywhere you wish, while having the peace of mind in knowing that wherever there is a signal, there exists a way to stay connected on the go.

For more information on VoIP, contact the team at Total BC today. From IT services to business phone systems, we can help.

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