Setting up and installing a traditional phone system in your home/office can sometimes be expensive and time consuming. They can also have a limited shelf life of around 15 to 20 years. During that time, the technology can change and improve drastically in some cases, leaving some companies badly behind.
Another potential problem is that they can be hard to scale up. If you want to install additional lines, then a professional technician or engineer would be required, which can be costly and very time-consuming. This means that as your business grows and changes, it need to have an efficient provider with a good reputation. This is alongside flexibility that allows your telephony to grow with you.
Will VoIP Phones be the future of telephony?
VoIP phones and systems can be a lot more beneficial for smaller companies that have a lower budget. They offer a great variety of features, but with a price that is almost certainly lower than a traditional phone line. This is especially true if you're just starting out and need a phone line right away in your office. Additional services such as software updates, as well as other users can be added quickly, with no engineer required, saving you money immediately.
Furthermore, using VoIP phones provides mobile options via a softphone app, which means that any remote workers can still access the phone system, essentially turning their mobile phone into their work phone.
Deciding which type of system is right for your business can be tricky and, at times, overwhelming. It is important to remember that VoIP phones are becoming more popular and as such more cost-effective over time. Making more and more sense for small and medium size businesses everyday.