Even though switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) can save businesses a great deal of money, many companies are hesitant to change because they have misconceptions about this service. Here are three of the top myths concerning business VoIP debunked.
Myth #1: VoIP will provide me with inferior sound quality or a great deal of interference
Fact: VoIP is designed to convert analog voice signals to a digital format, and then compress and send information over the World Wide Web. The process of doing this actually reduces the amount of interference you experience, and can therefore actually increase sound quality.
Myth #2: Setting up and managing VoIP service is time-consuming and difficult
Fact: Modern VoIP is essentially a “plug and play” service that doesn’t require you to undergo special training or have a great deal of technical knowledge. Once your system is in place, very little maintenance is required to keep it operating smoothly. As such, there is no need to worry about “getting up to speed” or staying current with changes in technology to continue using it.
Myth #3: Switching to VoIP will only save me a small amount of money, so it’s not actually worth the trouble.
Fact: The savings you can enjoy by switching to VoIP can be anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of what you are currently paying for phone service. Your small initial investment in VoIP will more than pay for itself in only a short amount of time, and you can continue enjoying the savings for years to come.
You may have other misconceptions about VoIP service that are preventing you from making the switch. If you’d like answers to any other questions, feel free to contact us. We’ll provide you with current, up-to-date information that can help you make a more informed decision.