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Business VoIP Service and Providers Guide

Both low prices and large feature sets have been the driving forces behind the fast growth in popularity of business VoIP service as a phone solution for both small and large businesses alike. There are many other benefits to using the service and there are also many service providers that will try to convince you that they offer the best product, at the lowest price, with the best support. If you are considering switching your business phones over to this type of hosted service, we recommend you follow the 3 steps below.

A Quick Review

Voice over IP as a technology and service has improved in leaps and bounds in the last 10 years or so. Sound quality, reliability and customer service have been prime factors that have been focused on by the industry in large. Combine that with the growth of high speed Internet availability it quickly becomes clear why Voice over IP has been embraced by approximately 6 million USA businesses by mid-2012 (according to the FCC) with an average annual growth rate of 18%. The only requirement to use this service for your business is a Broadband connection because it sends your voice as "data packets" across the Internet instead of a regular phone line. You can continue to use your existing phones (with the addition of an adapter) or you can invest in IP phones that directly plug into your Internet connection.

3 Steps to Selecting the Right Small Business VoIP Service Provider

Whatever your background (tech newbie, tech savvy, or IT expert), follow these 3 steps to paying up to 80% LESS on your phone bills.

  1. Learn more about small business VoIP service, the benefits and the business case. See our VoIP versus traditional phone comparison.
  2. Research the available business solutions and read user reviews of service providers to find the best provider for your business.
  3. Slammed at work? Save time and get FREE, no obligation, quotes to compare by completing the simple form opposite.
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Step 1: Learn More About VoIP Service for Businesses and it's Benefits

Use this quick glance overview guide showing the benefits of this type of service versus a traditional phone service solution:

    VoIP Phone Service

  • No setup fees and no installation fees
  • Self manage using a secure online portal
  • Simultaneous calls and 1 LAN connection
  • Vast features and tech integration
  • Great portability and flexibility
  • HD digital voice quality

    Traditional Phone Service

  • Expensive equipment and installation
  • Service person required to manage
  • Circuit switched technology, 1 call/line
  • Limited features/integration included
  • No portability and limited flexibility
  • Standard telephone quality (analog)

For more detailed information read the VoIP business case guide below. Also, check out our infographic on selecting the right business phone solution to see how this service stacks up against other business phone solutions.

Step 2: Research Solutions and Reputable Service Providers

Some reasons why you need to do some research when selecting a solution and provider for your business phone service:

Finding the Right Phone Solution for your Business

Use the following list to help navigate to the most appropriate voice solution based on your business size and needs:

Research Providers that Service Businesses like yours

Use our comparison table above to research providers, including price, customer reviews and plan highlights. We have more than 1,200 user submitted reviews for business service providers.

Step 3: Get FREE Business Phone Service Pricing Quotes to Compare

The bottom line is that switching to this service will save your business money...period. The amount of savings will depend on your current phone system set-up, your current service providers charges and which service provider you switch too. No matter the size of your business, whether a sole proprietor or a 100+ employee business, getting multiple pricing quotes for comparison is a must. Here are some reasons why you should get multiple service quotes for your business:

For more information read this article on why getting free pricing quotes makes business sense.

The Business Case

The business case for switching to a Voice over IP solution is not a difficult one to justify due to the many benefits and advantages that this technology and service can bring to an organization. In saying that, there is always some cost involved in switching to a new technology, and where there is an expense, it is likely that a nice proposal or presentation will be required to senior management to explain why Voice over IP is worth it. If you are trying to justify making this change in you organization, or need some convincing yourself, please review this list of benefits of a business internet phone service:

Why use WhichVoIP?

Since 2005, we have helped educate millions of users about VoIP technology and helped thousands of businesses save well up to 80% on their phone bills by switching to a small business VoIP solution.

Over the years we have forged partnerships with many of the industry leading service providers in the small to medium business (SMB) Voice over IP industry. This enables us to provide you prompt and FREE, no obligation, comparison quotes for all of your Business phone service needs. Fill in one simple form to get free pricing quotes, it takes only 1 minute to complete the form. (Your Privacy is very important to us and we will only use your details to facilitate the quoting process.)

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