If you have been thinking about installing a VoIP phone system, you may have discovered some misinformation during your research. Unfortunately, there are quite a few myths regarding VoIP systems out there, which may result in you believing this system doesn’t offer many business benefits.
If you are concerned about some of the information you have read, you can find the truth here. Being informed is the best way to make an educated decision about the type of telephone system your business uses.
Myth 1: Low Sound Quality
What do you consider good sound quality? The truth is, VoIP beats traditional telephony by miles. You will clearly see this if you conduct a call test between a landline and internet phone. The VoIP technology has come quite a long way in recent years, and continues to get better. Great sound clarity and quality are possible and provided by modern VoIP systems. The fact is, the main issues with these phone systems occurred during the early days of the internet, when dial-up connections were still in use. This is a non-issue today.
Myth 2: Installation Is Complex
The primary infrastructure is going to be hosted by your VoIP provider, which means there is nothing complex that has to be set up at your actual office. If you are able to plug in a phone, then you should be able to easily set up your VoIP system. For larger companies that require more phones, your provider will check the quality of your internet and help with the set-up process to ensure the proper configuration is provided on routers and software.
Myth 3: Upgrades to VoIP Systems Are Expensive
The majority of VoIP providers are going to offer their clients free software upgrades with most services, not charging anything for licenses or maintenance. To make sure you are privy to these offers, you have to find the right VoIP provider. While there are some companies that may charge high prices for upgrades, this isn’t the case for all companies. Take your time to find the right service provider and you won’t have to worry about this.
Myth 4: The Savings Aren’t Warranted
There are more than a few savings offered by VoIP systems, and not just from the free local calls it provides. A common thought among people considering VoIP is that, because of the need for continuous upgrades, the savings you reap will be spent on the new technology. However, any technology is going to need upgrades, regardless of what type you use, and the advantages offered by VoIP aren’t offered elsewhere. Additionally, with extremely affordable international calls and package deals that include upgrades, you are definitely going to notice the savings VoIP provides.
Myth 5: VoIP Is Unreliable
The VoIP service you use is going to be just as reliable as the internet connection you have in place. As long as you don’t have any serious issues with power outages, internet connection issues or latency, then the VoIP system is going to work fine and be completely reliable.
There is no question that making a change, especially one as significant as your entire phone system, can be a bit intimidating. However, when you have the facts, you will be able to make an educated decision as to whether or not VoIP is right for you. If you want more information, or are ready to make the switch, contact the staff at Monster Technology.