Those who have embarked on the journey of creating a start-up or small business understand the importance of having a seamless communication system that doesn’t break the budget. Along with the importance of staying within budget, communication is one of the key elements that determines whether a team will run efficiently and keep moving the business forward. Particularly in the early stages of a business’ development, picking a reliable phone system is critical to its success.
There is one key consideration to keep in mind when selecting a phone service provider for your business, and that is to ensure that it works flawlessly with little to no room for intervention. In short, you want to find a phone service provider that won’t fail you when you need it at critical moments. This article will illustrate the type of phone system your start-up or new business requires to ensure you stay connected to your customers at all times, and that you don’t miss a beat.
VoIP and its benefits for startups and small businesses.
While traditional telephone systems use dedicated, physical telephone lines, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a type of telephone technology that uses an internet connection to make or receive calls. Also called internet phone, VoIP converts voices into a digital signal that is transmitted through the internet, just like any other types of data are transferred through the internet.
There are two persuasive reasons why so many small business owners and entrepreneurs choose VoIP over traditional telephone services for their business: cost and flexibility in services. Traditional telephone systems often charge extra for features such as caller ID, call forwarding, conferencing, video calls and voicemail. VoIP service providers, however, often include all of these features at no extra cost to the customer. The underlying technology behind VoIP has also drastically improved over the years, making it the top choice for small businesses. While there can be some minor call quality issues compared to traditional landlines, the difference is often unnoticeable and minor when looking at the price and flexibility of a phone system.
As a business owner, you also have a choice between selecting a VoIP system that is hosted or onsite. A hosted system required a third-party to manage setup, troubleshooting and maintenance. On the other hand, an onsite VoIP system means all the hardware is located on your business premises. Having the VoIP system on site can mean more autonomy over setup, but it also requires more day-to-day management and the potential need for a dedicated IT team that will be responsible for ensuring the system runs without hiccups. For example, a power outage could cause your phone systems to go down, and it is important to mitigate as much business interruption and risk as possible.
Unite – The most reliable phone system service for your business
Unite’s VoIP is the number one choice for your small business, and we’ve outlined a few reasons why:
Be Accessible Anywhere
As a small business owner, you’re rarely in one place for very long. Whether you have a one-person operation or you manage a small team, you’re constantly on the move. You may be at your desk answering emails in the morning, meeting with a client for lunch and making a site visit in the afternoon, which means you’re constantly switching between your devices. Unite offers accessibility no matter where you are or which device you’re using.
One Affordable Price
With Unite Hosted PBX, many of the features you’d traditionally have to pay extra for with another service provider are included in our standard package. This means no surprise add-ons required or extra costs incurred in order to have fundamental communication features for your business telephone system.
No Locked-In Contract
Unite VoIP offers flexible selections and contracts that put you in charge of your service at all times. You have the freedom to pick and choose the specific services and features you’d like for your business phone system. Our system is also scalable, which is particularly important for small businesses; the service and features you select can change and increase to keep up with the demands and growth of your business.
Calling Features that Improve Business Efficiency
Unite Hosted PBX makes business communication simple with features that will make your life easier.
Enhance Your Business Communication
Connect with clients and colleagues more effectively with Unite Hosted PBX. Contact us today to see what options will work best for your business.