You probably gave up in frustration if you tried using your favorite search engine to get suggestions for a quality business phone. In its quest to be helpful you likely got an endless stream of suggestions for companies that will provide business phone service for your company.

It’s because these days, a much larger group of providers can offer telephone service. As a result, the focus has moved away from the equipment. We’ve got a suggestion, and we believe it’s one of the best on the market – but let’s talk about why it really is important to think about the service as well as the phone.

 

It’s where business is going

An Austin, Texas-based research company called Software Advice recently ran a survey of hundreds of businesses and found that around 36 percent of them already use IP Voice platforms for their telephone communications.

IP Voice is where you are using the Internet instead of traditional phone lines. It can offer businesses savings up to 50 percent compared to traditional phone service. To put that into real-life perspective, Dell Computer switched to IP Voice and saved $39.5 million.

 

Getting rid of costs and headaches

IP Voice platforms often aren’t physical networks that must be installed at your place of business. In fact, it lives in the cloud. That means there’s a low upfront cost to switch to IP Voice – often just the cost of the telephones themselves.

Then you’re just charged a monthly fee based on how many users you have. Adding or removing users is much easier with an IP phone system. In addition, IP Voice can offer your business features and functions you might think were unaffordable.

You can learn more about what Lumos Networks offers with IP Voice packages for business by following this link.

 

The perfect business phone

One of the top reasons why businesses of any size like the idea of switching to IP Voice communications – besides the low cost, the great extra features, and the crystal-clear sound – is the IP phones that can greatly enhance the end user experience.

We highly recommend the Yealink line of business phones for use on our service.

Our most popular IP Phone is the Yealink SIP-T54W. It features a 4.3-inch color display screen to access the digital features provided by your phone service. The phone also has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability, so you can place the phone anywhere in your office that Wi-Fi covers.

The digital technology used by this phone is perfect for busy or noisy offices. The T54W uses multiple microphones to create a virtual “shield” between the speaker and the outside sound source. Once enabled, it intelligently blocks or mutes sounds from outside the “shield” so that the person on the other end hears you only.

Learn more about how Lumos can help you with business phone solutions.