Choosing the right telephone system for your business is a little more complicated now than it was in the past. Before, the only option you had was to set up a landline with a local telephone company. Now, you have the option of using virtual phone services or a voice over Internet protocol, or VOIP. Having more than one option certainly isn’t a bad thing, but you still need to weigh the pros and cons of each one before you start looking for companies offering telephone systems sales.
Virtual Phone Systems
Virtual phone systems connect a main business phone number to mobile phones and home telephones, allowing you and your clients to connect with remote workers no matter where they may be. It’s a great option for business with several remote workers or sole proprietors who spend a lot of time away from their homes and offices, and they come with features such as voicemail, automated receptionists, and call screening. The one big drawback is that virtual phone systems aren’t full-fledged phone systems and still rely on your own home or mobile network.
Landlines are still a reliable option for large businesses with a central location, and many companies are still the most comfortable with them. The big drawback is that they are slowly being phased out, so finding a service that will make repairs to a landline might be difficult. Many businesses that still have landlines also have an in-house IT department that can repair and maintain the system.
VOIP phone systems operate through an Internet connection as opposed to a wired landline. They are some of the most modern phone systems available with all the bells and whistles you could want, but you do have to have a reliable Internet connection to make the most of them. A VOIP system is a great and affordable option if you have a reliable Internet connection, but you might want to go with something else if your service is spotty.