Adelaide small businesses could be saving up to 80% off their phone bill by making this one switch
If you own or manage a business, there’s one area that has big savings potential that you may have overlooked – your business phone lines. Over 60% of Adelaide business small businesses are paying 4 times what they should be for their phone bill. A simple change could save them hundreds. What change? Switching to VoIP.
What is VoIP anyway?
New digital tools that can improve your business workflow are popping up left and right. VoIP phone service is no different.
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. If you have ever used Skype, zoom or any other video chat app then you have used VoIP. With VoIP, you can make all of your business calls at a fraction of the cost.
How much could I save?
20% to 80% off your monthly phone bill. Depending on how many phone lines you have switching VoIP could be the difference between paying a phone bill of $1499 to $350 per month. Let’s break it down.
If your business is with one of the big 4 telco companies, you are likely paying too much. A basic plan will cost you $39 per month, per phone line and that doesn’t include all calls.
A basic VoIP phone system will typically cost you $29 per line, with local and mobiles call included and you’ll know exactly what your bill will be every month.
Who can use VoIP?
If you have an internet connection, you can use VoIP. Soon everyone will be forced to switch to VoIP.
With the rollout of NBN, VoIP is replacing traditional copper cord phone lines. Once NBN is rolled out to a suburb there is a grace period where traditional copper phone lines will still be used, but once this grace period is over, the old phone lines will be phased out and no longer supported.
More than 60% of small businesses in Adelaide are still operating on traditional phone lines that can be replaced with VoIP and will need to make the switch within the next 2 years.
So how do you switch to VoIP?
With VoIP technology, voice data goes over the internet to telephone networks. A fast and stable internet connection is the foundation of a successful phone system.
To switch from a traditional phone line to VoIP, you’ll need to get in touch with a VoIP provider.
What if my internet goes down, will my phones stop working?
The short answer is, No. VoIP connects through the internet but it’s not WiFi. When your WiFi goes down your business phones will still work. Only if the NBN network itself goes down will you be impacted, but most VoIP providers provide a backup network.
If you want to make sure your network never goes down its best to go with a provider that can build in a redundancy or backup network. Good providers can even provide power redundancy, meaning phone and internet services would keep running even during a power outage.
Want to make the switch? UplinkMe is a local Adelaide VoIP provider. If you want a better than the big telcos we suggest you give us a call – 1300 510 610.