There are two main components companies typically evaluate when they are in the market for phone services: cost and quality. The tricky part about evaluating costs is there are almost always hidden fees or taxes to be aware of that can add up over time. Plus, if you ever have to have maintenance or repairs done to your system, additional charges may apply. With a VoIP system, many of these fees are non-existent. Here’s a closer look at the potential cost savings you could experience simply by switching to a VoIP system.
Reduced Monthly Fees
The basic fee for a traditional phone system varies among different companies, but other fees may not show up until you receive your first bill if you don’t ask about them ahead of time. This could include monthly maintenance fees, extra fees for call waiting, voicemail and more. Any VoIP engineer will tell you none of these fees apply when you switch to a VoIP system. All of these fees are included in the price quoted, so there won’t be any surprises when you receive your bill. In most situations, you won’t have to pay a per-call fee and the extra fees for international calling are very low, if anything at all.
State, local and federal government taxes apply for traditional phone service. But with a VoIP system, providers aren’t mandated to charge these taxes to customers, which can add up to significant savings over time. A few dollars here and there can make a big difference when you evaluate the total cost of your phone system at the end of the year. And since taxes may vary depending on your location, it’s worth taking a close look at to see the potential savings.
Save on Maintenance and Repair Fees
It’s difficult to predict how often you’ll need maintenance or repairs and what the cost of those services will be. With a VoIP system, a VoIP technician will come out to evaluate your system at no additional cost. The only restriction in most situations is that the hosted VoIP service has to be located at the provider’s facility and not yours. So you truly can have peace of mind knowing the monthly rate you pay for VoIP service is exactly what you can expect, even if things go wrong.
At Anistar Technologies, we believe the right technology can make companies more productive and help them save money. While some companies still use traditional phone service in their organization, more companies than ever before are switching over to a VoIP system when they see the clear benefits. If you have any questions or concerns about upgrading your facility, contact us at any time and we can connect you with an experienced VoIP engineer to address your concerns.