Virtual Office Featured Article Urges Companies to Transition to VoIP

May 31, 2013
By Mini Swamy - Virtual Office Resource Contributor

There’s no doubt that traditional phone services are getting more expensive, international calls are in some cases rather prohibitive, business phone bills keep rising all the time, and all because on a traditional telephone line, time is being equated to money. That’s why is keen on encouraging companies to save money on international business by resorting to VoIP., which is a comprehensive guide for VoIP service, enumerates the top three ways that companies can save money while transacting business globally. VoIP keeps prices of international call down, is cheaper than traditional phone service, and merely requires an Internet connection to receive and send phone calls.

With global business growing, international calling is inevitable. Traditional phone service that uses either analog or cellular technology doesn’t appear to be suited for long distance calls, and this is where VoIP scores over it in both clarity of speech and cost.

Many VoIP providers offer unlimited international calling plans at affordable flat or cheap rates, while some actually offer specified number of free international minutes each month. Going one step further, some VoIP providers offer unlimited international extensions, which come in quite handy for those who want to share the same main phone number and also don’t want to incur high costs each time they connect to remote offices.

But that’s just one part of the VoIP scenario, for faxing is also an inevitable part of business. Sending an international fax using traditional fax machines can prove to be quite expensive, whereas IP faxing, which allows users to send faxes over the Internet in the form of e-mail attachments saves both parties on international faxing charges. Moreover, employees can even use their laptops or smartphones that are Internet-enabled to send faxes.

However, perhaps the biggest advantage lies in the fact that international offices and business partners can be connected using IP video conferencing. Thus parties can connect face-to-face for a fraction of the cost of traditional video conferencing. It doesn’t matter whether it’s just a one-to-one meeting or a meeting that involves hundreds of employees.

So, perhaps it’s high time for businesses to make the change to VoIP and stay connected with associates across the globe without ever having to worry about time zones, location or money.

And remember, the benefits of VoIP are not restricted to the workplace; they’re equally good for personal use.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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