A lot of the myths and misconceptions surrounding VoIP owe to the simple fact that it shouldn’t work as well as it does. The audio quality shouldn’t be so good. It shouldn’t be so inexpensive. It should be another five or ten years before making a phone call over the internet is preferable to making one from a smartphone or a landline. But the truth is that the technology has been here for a while, and is getting better every day. Here are some common myths we keep running into regarding Voice over Internet Protocol:
Myth: The Savings Only Kick In For Big Companies
There are plenty of things that are only inexpensive if you can afford a significant startup investment, and then the savings come later. It makes sense that a web-phone system would be one of these things, but the difference in cost is seen right away. Landline systems require expensive installation, VoIP requires a modem. Whether you have a hundred people or just two, you’re saving money on VoIP.
Myth: The Connections Are Unreliable
This used to be the case, but the tech has been making great strides in reliability in recent years, which is why more and more conventional phone service providers are adopting the technology. If you use Cox or Spectrum, chances are you’re already connected via Voice over Internet Protocol.
Myth: Installation Is A Pain
In a traditional phone network, the entire system is managed in-house. If you go to older office buildings, you can even find the phone cabinets, or even entire rooms, devoted to switchboards and wires used to keep the phones up and running. With Voice over Internet Proto, it’s all managed remotely. You only need the modem and the phones. For some smaller companies, it’s the kind of thing that can be set up in an afternoon.
Myth: Sounds Great, But Way Too Technical
If you can work a telephone, you can work a VoIP call.
The technology is still shaking some of the stigma associated with the tech from way back when it was still in its infancy. In the modern-day, the tech is accessible, reliable, and affordable, no matter the size of your company or the nature of your industry. If you’d like to get ahead of the curve, contact Atlantic Business Systems, and we’ll set you up with a solution that’s right for your business.