If you are running a small business obviously you need phone service. Depending on whether you run a service-type business, a retail business or otherwise, you may have different needs as to the types of features you need in your small business phone service.
How many phone lines do I need?
Every small business needs at least two phone lines, but some need even more depending on the number of employees and how much phone usage is required to do business on a day to day basis. It is a good idea to evaluate your small business phone needs when shopping around for new phone service and contemplating whether a VoIP PBX phone systems are right for you.
Have a copy of your current phone bill
You will also want to have a copy of your current phone bill on hand to compare the features you currently receive and the price you are paying.
Chances are that you will get a whole lot more for a whole lot less with our VoIP service, but evaluating the type of small business phone service your company needs and comparing the costs is the only way you will know for sure.
What other features do you need?
With VoIP you get a lot more features than you do with an analog phone system. Most of these features should be standard with the service company you are switching to. But, just in case, compare the features for different companies to make sure you are getting the most for your money.
What should I prepare for when making the switch?
Switching to VoIP can be a simple process if you know what to expect. Your phone numbers will have to be ported to your new service provider, but you shouldn’t have any down time during the switch over. Just make sure all your employees are trained on the new VoIP equipment before you flip the switch and go completely over to VoIP.