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Want to Save Money on Calls? Use VOIP

In Business Buy Guide, VOIP System Quotes on September 20, 2010 by businessbuyguide Tagged:

It goes without saying that everyone wants to save money, whether at home or at work. An extra dollar or two is always welcome, and there are several ways to practice frugality, such as purchasing discounted cereals or printing on recycled paper at the office. For both households and businesses, one of the things that the most money is spent on is telecommunications.

We all know that traditional telephone services are expensive. Part of the reason behind the cost is the demand for the service. As the number of customers increase, the more circuitry is needed. Sometimes, demand surpasses available service, so more is added and the expenses are passed on to the customer. Depending on its size, a business can use anywhere from a couple to a hundred lines, which is practically an invitation for system crashes and bottlenecks. Cell phones have solved this problem for many families and companies, but they don’t always work in all areas. Weak signals and dropped calls, anyone?

The internet has made communicating with others easier by providing email and IM at first, then later on phone service, for free.  Yes, free. Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP for short, allows you to make long distance calls at no cost. All you need to make fast and clear calls over the internet are some minor equipment upgrades and software, which is also usually without charge. And despite being free, the quality of VoIP calls is just as good, if not even better.

VoIP service providers offer some of the same features as traditional phone companies, and extras can be purchased for a small price; but in the end, VoIP puts you ahead of the game.

Several companies have realized the advantages of VoIP and are already using this technology to outsource their telecommunications needs to other countries. If you’re thinking of joining the bandwagon, you just need to invest in a broadband internet connection and a VoIP phone or a computer. Everything is easy to set up and use, so even non-techies can make VoIP calls and talk to someone on the other side of the world – for free.

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