5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hosted VOIP Solutions

Are you tired of paying expensive phone bills for your small business? Or are you running your business independently—or with 15 or less employees and want a reliable and inexpensive phone system that is scalable and allows you and your employees to work while on the go?

In this article I’ll be sharing some information about Hosted VOIP Solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Now that internet services have become more affordable, a growing number of small businesses are ditching old land line systems for newer and more advanced systems like hosted VOIP solutions. 

On last year, a survey from Software Advice showed that more than half of small businesses are making an investment in VOIP solutions. 

What is a Hosted VOIP Solution?

Hosted VOIP Solutions like RingCentral are phone systems that operate in the cloud.  This simply means that the equipment that runs your actual phone system is off-site. 

What are the benefits of using Hosted VOIP Solutions?

Glad that you asked… I have been using RingCentral– a leader in the hosted VOIP space since 2010 and cannot rave about them enough.

Another great option is Talkroute — which is a cost-effective solution for those who want the functionality of an enterprise level phone system, but don’t want to purchase any special equipment. Talkroute also has a 7-day free trial, which you can try yourself by clicking here.

Benefit #1:  Drastically reduces your phone bill. If you have multiple offices, or even remote workers, hosted VOIP systems can be setup on a pay-as you go and grow basis

Benefit #2:  You do not have to purchase any expensive hardware to run your phone system

Benefit #3:  Increases your productivity—allowing you to work anywhere while you are on the go

Benefit #4:  Features like voicemail, auto attendant services and call forwarding, and message alerting are FREE and will not cost you extra to use them

Benefit#5:  Access to a smartphone app that you can use to make and receive calls from your cell phone using your Hosted VOIP systems phone number (instead of your cell phone number), receive notifications of calls, SMS alerts, and fax notifications

The Top 10 Hosted VOIP Solutions of 2015

The results are in! I am excited to share the top 10 best hosted VOIP solutions for small businesses.

Hosted VOIP Reviews 2015

  1. Ringcentral.com
  2. Jive
  3. 8X8
  4. Phone.com
  5. Vonage
  6. Nextiva
  7. RingByName
  8. Phone Power
  9. Velocity Networks
  10. 1-VOIP

Are you currently using a Hosted VOIP System in your business?  If you are, please share with us what system you are using and why.  Cheers! 

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.

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Dean Phillips

I had no idea that you did not need to purchase any hardware to run a VoIP system for your office. My brother recently started his own business that specializes in building custom phone cases for his customers. He may benefit from utilizing a VoIP system so that he can save money on his phone bill every month.

Steele Honda

Thanks for pointing out that one of the benefits of a VoIP phone system is that you do not have to purchase any expensive hardware to run your phone system. I think that that would make it so that VoIP would be an especially great option for small businesses because it wouldn’t be too expensive. I also think that it would be nice because you wouldn’t have to train your employees on how to work with new complicated hardware which would be nice.

Kate Hansen

I loved how you said that it can reduce your phone bill drastically. My brother was at my house for dinner last night, and he was telling me about how he needs to find a phone system for his office and was wondering what type would be best to choose. I’ll make sure to pass this information along to him so that he can know the benefits of having a VoIP phone system!


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