We’ve recently taken the decision to move our ReformIT phone system over to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) entirely and away from our current telephone provider, which we estimate will save us £1200 a year!
This is a service we provide to our clients and we don’t recommend or supply anything we wouldn’t use ourselves!
If you’ve ever considered doing the same it might be interesting to explore the facts and figures.
Our fairly typical VoIP phone system will have:
- Four incoming lines
- Unlimited outgoing lines*
- 4000 minutes of UK landline calls included per month
- 500 minutes of UK mobile minutes included per month
- Block of 10 DDI phone numbers
- Fax to Email service
- Telephone / remote support
This system costs £82 + VAT per month.
One-off setup charges, telephone hardware & installation services apply. We would suggest a site survey, which may be required to check broadband connection capability and suitability. Additional broadband lines and / or equipment like routers or switches may also be required.
You can have as many phones or users connected to the system described above as you like and in different geographic locations if you want to. You just have to buy the phones and plug them in to a suitable broadband connection.
There are also software Apps that you can install on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone to enable them to act as extensions of the system. So you may not even need to buy new telephones.
We currently pay around £185 + VAT per month for four ISDN lines and call charges so we’re certainly looking forward to switching to VoIP and saving some money!
We recently installed a similar system for Media Eden Events Ltd, a Lechlade-based marketing company with colleagues who work from ‘virtual offices’ in other parts of Gloucestershire. The VoIP system permits remotely-located staff to answer phone calls on behalf of head office and talk between colleagues is free. The feedback we’ve had so far has been excellent.
If we can help you or your business with something similar and free you from burdensome phone bills, please get in touch on 01242 236999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Unlike a traditional phone system, outbound calls do not tie up incoming lines with a VoIP phone system – so sometimes fewer lines are required creating further savings!