With the rocky economy, small business owners are looking for any way they can to save a buck or two -- from printing two-sided copies to taking back those company credit cards (sorry folks, no more five-course lunches!) to switching their business phone system to VoIP.
"Switching to VoIP should be a no-brainer for small businesses because they stand to save up to 70 percent on their monthly phone bill," said Logan Abbott, president of VoIP-Info.org, the largest VOIP information wiki on the web. He estimates that 70 percent of U.S. businesses now use VoIP.
Aside from saving money, other benefits to switching to VoIP include access to advanced phone system features like voice-to-email transcription and "find me, follow me," Abbott said. And while in the past, customers have complained about call quality and reliability, these days -- with advances in VoIP technology and Internet speeds -- those complaints are mostly things of the past.
Still wondering if you should make the switch? Read on as Abbott answers some more questions regarding VoIP phone systems:
What type of business would benefit most from a VoIP phone system?
What is some of the latest VoIP technology available?
What are some of the most exciting/coolest features VoIP phone systems offer?
How can VoIP integrate with mobile technology (smartphones/tablets)?
What sort of equipment do you need to switch to VoIP?
How much does it cost to switch?
What questions should a business owner ask before picking a provider?
What are red flags should businesses look for when looking for a provider?