During the late 1990s, the internet was still in its infancy. The connections were pretty slow and even downloading a single song would take as much as half an hour. However, post 2000, an era of technological revolution ushered which primarily benefitted businessmen of all kinds, be it the CEOs of multi-billion dollar corporations like Nike, Sony or Apple or the owner of a small home-based business enterprise that sells paper bags! All thanks to the internet, all businessmen could advertise their products on a global scale since the internet virtually erased all international boundaries and made all kinds of content accessible to everyone.
Today, the kind of business that takes place via internet is tremendous. One can’t even estimate the amount of business generated by trading online and a major credit for the same goes to advanced communications. At present, as you’re reading this, millions of people are attending calls of their customers and tending to their grievances or just getting suggestions from them to improve their products. All this wouldn’t have been possible without the internet. Due to internet technology, voip phones came into existence which essentially means ‘voice over internet protocol’.
Using the internet as a medium, VoIP phones allow international calling at rates much cheaper than what your home telephone service provider charges you for local calls. We’re not exaggerating, for you can make international calls at barely a few cents per minute. On top of that, you get access to facilities generally enjoyed by call center executives such as call barring, call forwarding, setting automated messages to keep your callers entertained till the time your executives are busy on other lines, monitoring all incoming and outgoing calls etc.
VoIP business telephone systems can be availed from a VoIP service provider at a fixed monthly cost depending upon your specific requirements. On the other hand, you can choose to set up your own, self-hosted VoIP system and manage the calls personally. They require you to set up an internet protocol based private branch exchange in order to divert the calls wherever required. Even if you don’t have your own setup, you can log on to your online account and monitor basic settings.
An internet phone system is highly recommended in today’s times for the cost effectiveness feature it offers. Even today, as telephone and cellular communication has come a long way, there’s nothing that comes close to the cheap pricing of internet based phones. If you just need a single phone number, there are business phone services that provide an annual package ranging from a mere $30! Spending $30 a year hardly amounts up to $0.08 per day, which is definitely an amount anyone can afford!