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Excuses Why Businesses Do Not Switch to VoIP

Ever wonder about the excuses a potential customer gives you for not switching to VoIP? At V1 VoIP, our resellers have a laugh at why a company wouldn’t want to save money while increasing productivity and unifying communications. It should be a no-brainer right? So why are these small businesses not making the switch? Here are the four most common reasons our resellers say they are given:

1. They Don’t Understand the Technology
Knowing as much as we know, it’s easy to forget that to someone who isn’t in our industry VoIP can be very confusing. It is easy to say that V1 VoIP services and solutions will be less expensive and more efficient but business owners often hear a lot of legalese. Plus it almost sounds too good to be true.

2. They are Too Busy
A business should never be too busy to keep up with what their competition is doing. And their competition is adding hosted PBX services, allowing for mobile workforce, and they are saving money by doing so, which may lead to new hires or expansion.

3. Too Much Hassle
Too much change can be a bad thing and business owners often think that making the switch will be a total disruption to their company. On top of that, people are simply resistant to change. So implementing any new technology will certainly have an impact. Productivity is not going to be negatively impacted by making the switch and don’t forget that the money saved will far outweighs that initial challenge.

4. They are Just Stubborn
The phones are ringing and they hear voices when they talk into them. So if it aint broke right? Wrong. Many companies not deploying VoIP services are just plain lazy. While many amazing business owners and employees are competitive workaholics, they lack this same drive and focus to making sure their communications are optimized. Or they want to make the switch but don’t want the extra work that it might entail.

A business can save over 50% on their monthly phone bill by switching to V1 VoIP services. Don’t let you potential customers give you one of these excuses. Contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now for more reseller sales advice.

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The Landline Offifially Dead to Millenials

Comedian Iliza Schlesinger released her new comedy special on Netlix called “Elder Millenial”. At 35, she begins by discussing things that kids of an ever-so-slightly younger generation do not understand. One joke she says ina witches voice: “Gather round the Snapchat children and I will tell you the legend of the landline.

It is official, the landline is a thing of the past. To this next generation of millenials time of death has been called. It is a relic that if you are under 30 you hear about in past tense because you were not there to experience it. Like boomboxes, the discman, and beepers. Sure, they are still areound, but hard to find and pieces of iconography of a time gone.

If you are still dbating about switching to VoIP the time is now. Landline users are on a technology that is already on its way out. Those graduating from high school this year do not know a world without social media. Do you think any of them talk on a house phone? No. Do you think once they integrate into the professional world they will want to be landlocked? No.

Besides, there’s a good chance landlines will be obsolete by then anyway.

Do NOT wait any longer to have your customers join the world of VoIP contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now to resell our services in the Landline community.

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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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V1 VoIP Warns of Mistakes When Switching To VoIP

At V1 VoIP we want our resellers to succeed, and in order to you to do so we are warning our resellers of some of the most common and largest mistakes they could make in the process of switching clients from POTS to VoIP. Here is our checklist to make sure you keep your client’s experience trouble and worry free.

Know your product.
It’s very simple. If a reseller understands the services they are offering, and how they correlate with the needs of their customer’s business it should be smooth sailing. What are the main issues of your system? What is the current/expected traffic? What functions does VoIP offer and which of them should be used in your case? The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for all users in your network, so you’ll have to define which of them need more functions than others.

Know your network and hardware.
VoIP can’t be implemented successfully in a low-quality network. Make sure that your security protection, bandwidth and hardware are of the appropriate level. VoIP is rather demanding in terms of bandwidth, so it’s possible that you’ll have to upgrade your existing connection. Make sure to choose routers that are business-grade with a QoS (quality of service) feature.

Make employees understand VoIP
Even if the company has only six employees, they will need time and guidance to master the use of VoIP. In the case of more employees, schedule a few training sessions and don’t pressure them – people aren’t always friendly to new technologies and sometimes reject them on a subconscious level.

VoIP is meant to fix the flaws in existing telephony systems, not make them worse of create new ones. Take measures to avoid these stumbling stones, and your business will enjoy a powerful boost in terms of cost efficiency and flexibility of your telephony system.

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2017 Is the Perfect Time to Switch to V1 VoIP

Cloud based V1 VoIP services and solutions offer superior pricing, features, and flexibility. But if you haven’t switched to VoIP services yet, then chances are you think that it’s such a hassle and that you simply don’t have the time to get a VoIP phone system up and running.

Let V1 VoIP put your mind at ease. If you’re a small business, you can switch to V1 VoIP services in only a few hours. This is a result of certain time-saving features unique to VoIP phone systems that actually accelerate the setup and configuration process. The incentive to switch to a VoIP phone system is clearly there, with businesses seeing average savings of between 50% and 75% after making the switch to VoIP.

Temporary numbers are generally provided for businesses porting their phone numbers over to a new VoIP provider. This ensures that there is no disruption during the transition process. When a caller dials the established number, she will be routed to the temporary number until the port is complete. Porting a local phone number typically takes 2 to 4 weeks, while porting a toll-free number typically takes 6 to 10 business days.

Most VoIP deskphones require only a few steps to start making calls with your VoIP service. First, you’ll need to ensure that each phone can be plugged into your office Internet via an Ethernet cord. Next, you’ll want to give each employee access to an outlet for the phone’s power adapter. After that, all that’s left is the phone registration process.

Many VoIP services now also offer softphones for users. Softphones are phone applications that run on your smartphone, mobile device, or PC. Softphones can connect to your business VoIP account and make and receive all the calls that your deskphone can. And even better, the setup time for a standard softphone takes only a few minutes. Softphones are perfect for when you’re out of the office, traveling, or just need to get phones up and running during the transition to your new VoIP provider.

V1 VoIP phones and service can be configured in a matter of minutes. And with our online Admin Portal, you can configure all the technical settings you need, without going through a sales or support rep. Make this the year that you sign your business up for VoIP service and solutions to save your company money. Contact V1 VoIP today to learn more and get started.

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Why Small Businesses Should Invest in V1 VoIP

why small businesses should invest in V1 VoIP services and solutionsThe time has come for small businesses to take advantage and use VoIP phone systems which include enterprise-level phone features than regular phone companies can even begin to offer. These calls utilize VoIP technology to route voice data through the Internet instead of through aging telephone wires. For small businesses where wasting money is unacceptable, switching to V1 VoIP services is a quick and easy way to reduce phone bills by as much as 80% immediately.

V1 Business VoIP calls are sent as digital data instead of the clunky analog format traditional phones use. Analog signals take up much more information, and require a constant electrical connection between two phones involved in a call. Using up the wires in between points A and B costs more as a function of distance, which is why international and long-distance calls are so expensive.

When a digital call is sent through the Internet, it is compressed into smaller electrical packets, that are efficiently sent along different routes through the Internet until they are reassembled at the other end of the line. This uses far fewer resources and equipment, and so VoIP providers have the incentive to offer their services at much lower prices. It also makes phone calls harder to hack or tap into, since they are encrypted.

V1 VoIP: Perfect for Offices with Extensions

Phone systems that manage multiple office extensions are large investments that small businesses have a hard time affording. A Private Branch Exchange (PBX) connects a business’ incoming and outgoing calls with an automated attendant that directs incoming calls to the appropriate extension. Now, a standard in-house PBX is prohibitively expensive for a small business, but that’s where a VoIP PBX, and more specifically a cloud PBX, comes into play.

V1 VoIP cloud PBX is hosted and maintained off-site by V1 VoIP for only a low monthly rate. The small business can take into their phone system from anywhere, which is great for telecommuters. For small businesses, this is a perfect way to get access to an affordable big-business style phone system.

V1 VoIP: Get More for Less

V1 VoIP provides small businesses with the tools and features normally expected from an expensive premium service at lower rates than even the cheapest traditional phone plans, starting as low as only $20 a month. These features make it easier to stay in contact with customers and business partners, and help manage phone systems for maximum efficiency.

An advantage of using V1 VoIP is that higher audio quality can be preserved without paying extra. A good Internet connection is all it takes to have crystal-clear voice quality, which customers and business partners alike will appreciate. Digital packets take up much less space than analog information does, which is what allows them to send more detailed information overall, in a smaller package.

V1 VoIP: Tons of Free Useful and Professional Features

While features like hold music and a voicemail system cost extra with traditional telephone vendors, almost all VoIP providers include these features absolutely free. Other features that usually come with business VoIP include:

* Call waiting
* Call hold
* Conference calling
* IP video conferencing
* Fax-to-email conversion
* Call forwarding

Paying less money for a better phone system is good for businesses of all sizes, but smaller businesses can especially benefit from such a deal. Having the same tools that enterprise businesses rely on to succeed gives them the capacity to compete on the same level, with the same customers. When they’re playing on the same field, things are a little more fair for small businesses. Saving money to make money is a plan that any sized business would love to take advantage of, so stop wasting time and make the switch to a business VoIP phone system today.

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