Let’s be honest. Waiting for your telco-provided business phone line to be set up can be time-consuming.
Not only that, it comes with many costs: activation charges, wiring charges, subsequent wiring charges… If it’s tiring just listing them out, imagine them snowballing into a huge bill.
And yet, many people continue to apply for new office phone lines from incumbent telco companies, simply because past business owners also went down this path.
Tried and true? No doubt it’s been done this way for decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option. In today’s digital era, surely there must be an easier and more cost-effective way to get things done.
Ride on the Internet (wave)
Your office is most likely already equipped with Internet access. Logically then, the easiest way is to get office phone lines that can run over your existing Internet connection*. Not only do you get to multi-purpose the Internet connection, you can also cross telephone wiring – and its costs – off your task list.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls only need two things in place: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) service and an IP phone. SIP is a technology that allows you to make VoIP calls, and an IP phone functions like an analog phone but uses a LAN port to connect to the Internet.
Benefits of a VoIP phone line
1. Fast activation
As a business owner, you want to get your phone lines quick. Every day of delay is a day of earnings down the drain. Thankfully, activation is instant with Hoiio SIP. All you need to do is purchase a SIP subscription and configure the given SIP username and password into your IP phone. The entire process takes less than ten minutes.
2. Cost savings
Hoiio SIP has zero activation costs, and monthly subscription is 10 dollars. Other than a physical IP phone, using SIP gives you the option of using the softphone, a software which enables VoIP calls from the desktop. This allows you to save on hardware investment if you prefer. Because the lower the initial investment, the earlier you can break even and start profiting.
Getting a phone line is not just about a smooth beginning. It’s like a marriage partner; you need to get one that can stay with you for life. Because unforeseen circumstances can occur — such as having to move office.
Unfortunately, telcos can be quite inflexible. Moving office not only incurs the cost of removing old phone lines and setting up the new, it also means you have to pay to retain your existing numbers.
With SIP however, it’s a matter of unplugging and packing your IP phones along with the rest of the office equipment. In fact, you can even use your phone line on overseas trips. Simply configure SIP on the softphone on your laptop or mobile, and bring the device with you.
Good news: If you would like to migrate to SIP, Hoiio provides number porting free-of-charge with first year subscription.
Experience it for yourself. Click on the button below if you have any questions or would like help getting started.
*This is possible if your Internet connection bandwidth supports the codec bit rate required for VoIP service.