High Tech V1 VoIP Services vs Outdated Landlines

Do you own a business that still uses a landline in order to connect to the outside world? Do you not believe in a phone line unless there’s copper on the ground? It’s time for every small business owner to take the time to look into what they need to do in order to update their current business communication system! Although a landline system has been used for many years now, new VoIP technology is now available and should be thoroughly explored in order to figure out how it can best benefit any particular business.

VoIP services have drastically lowered in cost making them affordable to medium-sized and even small businesses. VoIP technology is able to take the audio signals traditionally sent over landlines and convert them into digital signals that can now travel through the internet.

Turnkey V1 VoIP services are some of the most ground-breaking and welcomed additions to the business world, and now that more and more business owners are signing up for these high-tech services we’re beginning to understand why.

How do you compare modern VoIP technology and outdated landlines? We aren’t talking about apples and oranges here, it’s more like black and white. While a business will still be able to have access to all of the landline phone services they have become accustomed to including voice mail, call waiting, call forwarding, three way calling, caller ID, etc., they will also see the vast features and benefits upgrading to VoIP technology delivers.

Some of the most utilized additional benefits include the ability to forward a business call to a certain employee no matter where they happen to be at the moment, providing a platform in which employees can work using their/a mobile device when they’re out on the go and getting access to video conferencing services.

At V1 VoIP, we know what it takes to make the switch from landline to VoIP services and solutions. If you are interested in upgrading from landlines, be sure to contact us today or sign up now so we can help you get started.

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Resell V1 VoIP Services Be Your Own Boss

Are you someone who’s always been interested in being your own boss? Being your own boss requires that you spend a lot of time doing research so you’re sure to make the right decisions, which is especially important when in the initial stages of building your very own V1 VoIP reseller business.

But once you’ve done all the necessary research and have all the VoIP and reselling knowledge you need so you can be on your way to becoming known as an authority in all things VoIP, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at how well you’re going to do in your new reselling VoIP venture!

The fact that VoIP services are now highly affordable has made it so that many people are looking into what it takes to resell VoIP services. The ability to resell VoIP services successfully requires a lot of hard work. If you’re someone who’s truly interested in becoming a VoIP reseller then you’re going to need to understand that reselling VoIP services is going to take up a good bit of your time, especially in the beginning when you’re learning everything. But once you have the VoIP knowledge you need to be successful, you can start making plans to be your own boss.

The majority of business owners are still in need of updating their current communication system to one that uses VoIP technology making right now a great time for you to start your own reselling VoIP business. At V1 VoIP we say that we succeed when our reseller succeed. We are readily available to help get you up and running as a V1 VoIP reseller. Sign up now because we know everything there is to know about the reselling world and can offer you all of the support and resources you need to be successful.

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Businesses Seeing VoIP Benefits from Resellers

Reports are saying that business owners who are interested in remaining competitive in their markets and keeping up with the latest in technology, are the ones who are signing up for high-tech VoIP services with V1 VoIP resellers. Updating their current landline business communication system to one that utilizes V1 VoIP technology means they will receive a number of benefits, with saving money one of the most popular and valued. They understand haw critical telecommunications can be to the overall success of their business.

But the overwhelming majority of small and medium-siszed businesses still haven’t signed up for the high-tech VoIP services yet. Which leads us to the following two conclusions: 1. They don’t fully understand how VoIP technology works and they’re waiting to learn more about it before signing up. Or 2. Their landline isn’t broken so why fix it or upgrade it?

Another fantastic benefit business owners are recognizing is that V1 VoIP technology allows their employees to work remotely. There is a definitive shift being made from employees utilizing a desktop phone when at work to using their Smartphone, which supports the new and continuing reports that are coming in stating that the business world is going mobile.

Highly beneficial features like call forwarding, call routing and sending business-related messages to a select group of people are also now possible. Never again does an employee have to miss out on an important phone call when they’re not the office.

The fact that there are still so many small and medium-sized business owners who are looking for the best VoIP reseller to help them upgrade their current business communication system means that there’s a market for those who are interested in reselling VoIP services. For more informatio

We are only in the beginning stages when it comes to utilizing modern VoIP technology. With the lowered costs from V1 VoIP and our resellers, when will you make the switch. Contact us today or sign up now to find out how!

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Hosted PBX vs SIP Trunking For Your Business

Hosted PBX and SIP trunking for an on-premise PBX are services that a business might consider to implement a phone system. There are many factors to consider when selecting a business phone system for your organization. Security, flexibility, scalability, and ongoing costs and maintenance are some of the key differences between choosing a hosted VoIP solution and a SIP trunking service.

They are both VoIP solutions with similar functions, but they differ in key logistical, technical, and financial respects. Here are some key differentiators between hosted PBX and on-premise services.

Upfront Hardware Costs
On-premise hardware is required for SIP trunking. To set up a hosted PBX, your office will need IP phones, routers, and business-grade broadband service, while V1 VoIP “hosts” the actual PBX servers and maintains them, so no additional hardware is needed. An on premise PBX and SIP trunking require significant upfront capital expenditure. IT staff must install on-site IP PBX servers and connect a SIP trunking service. In addition, it is often recommended that a business install separate Internet connectivity for the SIP trunking service.

Even More Ongoing Costs
Once you set up your hosted phone system, you will pay a monthly subscription fee to use the VoIP service. One pricing scheme that SIP trunking services use is per channel. Each channel allows you to make one phone call simultaneously. If you need to have ten employees on the phone at the same time, you might need 10 SIP channels to accommodate them. Charging by the channel is typically a flat rate per month plan. SIP trunking services can charge per minute.

Maintenance
With hosted PBX, the only maintenance responsibilities come when adding users, changing features, and other internal housekeeping while V1 VoIP takes care of server and software maintenance. For on-prmise SIP trunks, you would handle everything. As the servers are stored on your property, and their upkeep will be left to the owner.

Scalability
SIP trunking phone systems can scale out to an extent, but then require an additional purchase of more on-premise servers when you expand significantly. One PBX can typically handle up to a couple hundred phones. V1 VoIP has virtually unlimited space for your users. Hosted VoIP phone systems allow you to add new phones and users to your phone system in a few simple steps. It’s typically so easy that a non-IT professional can handle it.

Still not sure which of these systems works best for your business? Contact V1 VoIP or sign up now and we will walk you through the pros and cons for your company to make the best decision.

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What type of Phone System is right for me

You don’t need to know the technical details of phone systems to choose the right one for your organization. Searching for phone systems is often confusing for first time buyers. With all the acronyms, technical jargon, and academic debates, it’s hard to get a clear answer to the question that’s inevitably on your mind. What business phone system is right for me?

Copper Wire Phone Systems

What is it?
Copper wire or “landline” phone systems are still a popular choice for many businesses.

Advantages:
Copper wire systems offer features that they originally popularized, such as caller ID, call forwarding, call blocking, call hold, conferencing, voicemail, and international calling. Copper wire phone systems are more reliable than hosted and on-premise solutions. Phone lines stay up longer and fail less than Internet connections.

Disadvantages:
Copper wire phone systems do not suffer from a lack of basic features, but they are limited in terms of advanced abilities. While many hosted phone systems offer integrations with some of the leading third party platforms, copper wire phone systems might not even allow you to send your voicemail to your email. The costs of copper wire phone systems are generally (1) more expensive than hosted in upfront expenditure and (2) more costly on a monthly basis than on-premise options. Landline phone systems require you to purchase hardware, lines, and other infrastructure upfront. Like on-premise solutions, a copper wire phone system will require maintenance and upkeep by either IT employees or phone company staff.

Hosted Phone Systems

What is it?
Hosted phone systems do not require storing hardware on your property. Instead, the servers that power your phone system are “hosted” by the service provider at off site locations. The only hardware you have on site are the phones themselves.

Advantages:
For the average small to medium sized business, a hosted phone system is the answer for those who lack the technical know-how or resources to run advanced phone servers. Customer support is built into the service itself. Hosted phone systems require less money to get started. You don’t have to purchase any expensive hardware upfront. This lack of upfront expenditure saves small businesses thousands of dollars in startup fees.

On-Premise Phone Systems

What is it?
When the entire phone system is on the premises of your business, hence the name.

Advantages:
An on-premise phone system can cost less over time. The cost to entry for on-premise phone systems is higher than other services, because you have to actually buy the servers that power the phones. However, the monthly phone bill for an on-premise system can cost less than other options on the market. Over time, you’ll probably end up saving money, as the cheaper monthly costs will ultimately underwrite the initial expenditure on the hardware. Another advantage of on-premise phone systems is the ability to customize the service.

Disadvantages:
You are essentially on your own when it comes to maintenance and repair. It’s something to keep in mind that the servers themselves will need maintenance and repair work, which drains money and manpower.

If you still have questions about which type of phone system might be right for you, contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now. We are happy to put you in touch with a reseller in your area.

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Top V1 VoIP Hosted PBX Features

The last time you called a business, were you greeted by a recording with menu options? Could you dial a direct extension? Did you listen to music while on hold? Consumers are used to navigating automated phone menus to get to their desired destination. They are familiar with using a touch keypad, leaving voicemail messages, and waiting on hold. Giving callers anything less might cause them to second-guess your business.

The fact that these experiences are expected by consumers is a sign that your organization should adopt a cloud phone system. Hosted PBX features can save a business time and money. There are dozens of hosted V1 VoIP features that businesses rely on daily. Here are some of the most popular ones our V1 VoIP resellers say their business customers love!

E911 (911 Emergency Dialing)
The last thing a company should worry about is that the work phone is not capable of getting help during an emergency.

Voicemail Box
Hosted phone systems have made it easier to manage voicemail messages. Web portals for users to access their voicemail box online and listen to recordings, view information about the call, and delete old messages.

Music on Hold Channel
Waiting on hold is not exactly the best experience, giving callers to something other than white noise to listen to is an opportunity to boost their mood, promote ongoing offers, or simply provide a distraction. Many V1 VoIP resellers report their business customers customize the audio to a specific playlist or recording that matches their brand.

Conference Bridge
A conference bridge allows multiple people to participate in a group call with up to 10-15 parties able to join simultaneously. With free internal calling, minutes on these calls don’t cost your company any money, and allow for increased collaboration and communication among teams.

Attendant Menu
An attendant menu, or phone menu, helps play the role of receptionist and offers the ability to play key pieces of information to callers. It also frees up your phone lines and lets the caller transfer themself to the appropriate destination on their own.

Enhanced Queue
Queues are a way of routing incoming calls so that they are distributed among a team of agents based on availability. Rather than ringing all phones simultaneously or moving down a list, each call is paired with the next available person.

Ring Group
A group allows multiple users to answer calls to a single line or extension. Ring group strategies include simultaneous ring, where the call rings everyone in the group until someone picks up, and hunt group, where the call rings each phone for a set amount of time in an preset order until someone picks up.

V1 VoIP’s hosted PBX features save a business time and money and also portray a sense of professionalism and keeping up with the times. Contact us now for more information.

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