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No Cost Savings for Small Businesses Switching to VoIP?

September 24, 2009

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

It’s hard to believe that at a time when cost savings are most vital for any business, and especially those smaller operations, that Voice over IP technology is still not in place for some.
Many of these smaller businesses yet to make the switch to VoIP are still feeding into misconceptions about the technology, built to keep them paying for costly, less advanced landline services.
To help uncover the top 5 myths keeping companies from making the switch away from their old phone systems, business VoIP provider Nextiva offers a new white paper, “5 Myths that Keep Small Business Hooked on Old Phone Systems.”

The first myth, according to the white paper, is that the cost savings when making the switch to VoIP are minimal. Believing this myth can push small businesses away from the idea of VoIP all together - when in reality cost savings of at least 50 percent compared to traditional phone systems can be realized.
Some of these saving can even reach as much as 80 percent over traditional phone systems thanks to free or greatly reduced local and long distance calling.
Another significant factor small business must consider is that using a VoIP phone service eliminates costs associated with the maintenance, moving and adding of equipment or services on-site – resulting in up to 30 percent or more in cost savings.
Nextiva offers Business VoIP solutions that transform the way small businesses communicate. The company’s affordable hosted VoIP service, Connect360, starts at just around $20 a month and includes IVR, voicemail, dial-by-name, call transfer, find me/ follow me, and a host of other features larger businesses were once only able to attain.
For more, check out the Business VoIP channel on business-voip.


Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for business-voip, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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