If you’re looking for a reliable VoIP phone system, then you’ll first need to make sure your phones can communicate over VoIP, which really means using SIP technology to assign each phone to a specific address. This is why having a SIP-enabled phone plays an essential part in making VoIP calls. In light of this, Reuben Yonatan, owner of GetVoIP.com, shared some insight on TMC to provide some helpful questions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) considering adopting VoIP/SIP phones.
So what important steps should be taken to reach the end of the yellow brick road?
1.) Do Some Research
Who calls you and who do you call? Do some snooping. Yonatan suggests taking a good hard look at your phone bill for the last few months or so, as this will help determine what kind of plan best suits you (either a metered or unlimited plan). This is only half of the battle, he says, adding that you must then decide whether the majority of those calls are intra-office, ingoing, outgoing or toll-free.
2.) Adapt VoIP Offered Features/Functionalities
You can harness even the simplest of VoIP phone features such as Click-to-Dial to see a significant difference in the way VoIP can transform the way you use your SIP-enabled phone, Yonatan says. However, there’s more to this than meets the eye; you may have the right tools, but “they aren’t any good if you don’t use them properly, or don’t even know they exist,” Yonatan notes. “Learn about the advanced features of VoIP, and also if you feel comfortable using them.”
3.) Are You Ready to Change Your Mindset About the Phone (News - Alert)?
Yonatan makes a good point in that switching to SIP phones means rethinking your entire mindset about your phone. “With VoIP, a phone is no longer that thing that sits on your desk, it’s part of an integrated system that helps you stay productive all day long,” he says. Some changes users may have to consider or be flexible to adapting to are changing cell phone plans to reflect changes in usage, printing up new business cards with just one number or buying an IP phone to use at home so you can kill two birds with one stone and do business at home. Perhaps one of the most important questions is whether you can get used to calling a SIP address rather than dialing a phone number, he proposes.
Considering making the move? When it comes to the equally important question of who to turn to for reliable phone service, one SIP phone provider, Panasonic (News - Alert), has managed to maintain on top. Offering powerful yet secure phone service with a world-trusted name to back it all up, Panasonic’s VoIP SIP Cordless Phone System, for instance, serves as the perfect cordless communications solutions for SMBs. Both unintimidating and easy to use, this solution comes packed with business features, ultimately serving as a “system in a box.” You have a larger SIP endpoint deployment? That is no problem either, as this phone system works as an ideal mobility device for those requirements as well.
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