You could call this a hybrid system in a way because it combines the best of the hardware that you were used to and accustomed to in your business with the hardware and software of the virtual world.
This allows you to include hundreds of people who may live halfway across the world or other places who only have access to a smartphone device. The more versatile you can be, the more you can grow your business to grow with the demand. This is the reason most people choose VoIP over Skype, PBX, or a multiple-line hardware system.
VoIP, unlike PBX and other landline-based systems, is not bound to the hardware location or device options that you have with the others.
Does VoIP ever have downtime?
Any system that is on the Internet is going to have some downtime. It’s just that simple. But all it all it has much less downtime than a Skype system or any of the other online Internet protocol systems out there today.
Skype tends to drop off much more on average than VoIP. So it depends on how much money you’re willing to spend and how much you value staying connected with a people that help make your business grow and expand.
How to improve your voice connection with VoIP
There are some things you can do to improve the connection you get with your VoIP system. Many of them are listed below.
Have a strong reliable DSL or cable system that has few blackouts.
Move your main internet connection to a place where has the least interference
Try to stagger the number of people who are on the system to where everyone is not on it at the same time.
Purchase more bandwidth to keep your signal strong no matter how much you use it.
How to Save Money with VoIP Systems
Work on your plans so that you get the most for your money when it comes to your particular set up. To save money you can consider having a third-party vendor to handle your hardware and software and operate your system from the cloud.
There are advantages to all of these phone systems so look into it for yourself if you’re not sure which one you need. Assess your business goals and the way that you conduct business on a daily basis. Think about the level of communication and collaboration you need in order to run your business in the way you need to.