You’re Not Still Using Old Landline Phones, Right?

Traditional phone systems are a thing of past. Landlines are expensive, rigid and inconvenient, so why not modernize your phone systems? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems use cloud technology to make calls instead of a traditional phone line, granting you greater connectivity, more features, and reduced costs.

Staying connected is essential for any organization – and it’s easier than ever before. Small and mid-sized businesses can now benefit from the reliable business phones that larger companies have, but without the high price tag and unnecessary complexities.

How? With VoIP.

What Is VoIP?

VoIP (pronounced “voyp”) stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, a technology that uses the Internet to make phone calls, instead of conventional phone lines connecting one device to another. By connecting devices via the Internet, VoIP offers users a range of advantages:

  • VoIP phones slash prices compared to traditional phone systems, allowing you to reallocate funds to other areas of your business that need attention.
  • Your connectivity and means of collaboration improve, allowing you to stay connected and in-the-loop even when you’re on the go.
  • A wide range of innovative features makes your communications easier and more effective, helping to increase productivity and improve your workflow.

The Key Problems With Conventional Phones

  1. Limited hardware.
    One of the key problems with conventional phone systems is that they’re not easy to scale to the size of your business as it changes.
    As time goes on and the business’ size changes, you would have to pay for each and every new phone needed to accommodate that growth.
    Conventional phones also can’t integrate effectively with their mobile counterparts, which means having to place two calls to connect – one to the landline, and then one to the mobile phone.
  2. Overly expensive monthly bills.
    Do you know how much your last phone bill was? Try to think about all the fees that went into it – cost per line, local fees per line, long distance fees per line, carrier fees, and on and on.
    But just as is the case with any other expense, you should do your research (whether it’s on Google, or with actual RFPs) to make sure there isn’t a better deal available to you – like VoIP.

How Does VoIP Solve These Problems?

Many of the common issues associated with conventional phones can be addressed with cloud technology:

  1. Cloud-based phones are scalable and integrate with mobile technology.
    No matter how many new staff members or additional locations are added, VoIP can scale to meet those needs, because the infrastructure is already there.
    Also, some VoIP services also offer mobile functionality, which allows users to make and receive calls via a smartphone app.
  2. Cloud-based phones are inexpensive.
    Whereas traditional phones have to be purchased in full upfront, you can rent VoIP phones, allowing you to play less, and gain a return on your investment on an ongoing basis.

Sounds great, right? There’s just one problem. As with so many other new technologies, there is no end of options available to you to choose from. Picking the right one can seem like a daunting task…

Allow us to help – we recommend RingCentral.

Why Move To RingCentral?

Transitioning to RingCentral offers your business improvements in efficiency, reliability, and quality, all at an affordable cost. Other advantages include:

Optimal User Experience

RingCentral provides improved efficiency by limiting issues that come from having to replace or fix phones, as well as complicated management of adding and or removing employees. On traditional landline phone systems, you would have to wait lengthy periods of time for a phone to be replaced, or for a roll truck to fix issues. All this time spent waiting for a fix costs you money.

With a RingCentral system, you don’t have to deal with these issues, which means less downtime. RingCentral also improves efficiency by providing you with numerous options for routing and answering calls, without the expensive on-premises technology and staff.

With an assigned business phone number, you and your employees can take work calls on any device they like, both in and out of the office. This is especially powerful for businesses with mobile, remote workers, and Bring Your Own Device Policies.

Furthermore, your organization will benefit from increased flexibly. You can add or delete phones and services as needed. There’s no need to purchase additional equipment at any time, and you can downsize if needed. This is perfect for seasonal businesses that must scale up or down as their business needs change.

Whether your employees are in a single location or at multiple sites, desk-bound or road-bound, taking inbound calls or making outbound calls, we can create a solution that best fits your business communication style.

Reliable Technology

RingCentral provides improved reliability by delivering a clear, seamless quality of phone service. This service can run on multiple internet connections, and can even extend to your smartphone.

RingCentral can work reliably through anything that mother nature may throw at you. Additionally, if you lose anything due to a fire, your RingCentral phone service will still work. This is one of the main reasons why there are now over 350,000 businesses using RingCentral.

Convenient Integration And Mobility

RingCentral’s technology doesn’t require you and your staff to change how you work and what you’re used to working with. On the contrary, it integrates seamlessly with a range of popular applications and devices, allowing you to benefit from everything it has to offer, without changing the way you get work done. RingCentral Office integrates simply with the business software you’re likely already using, whether it’s Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Drive, DropBox, Hangouts, and more.


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