Choosing the Right VOIP for Your Small Business
When choosing between small business VoIP plans, consider the price, features and needs of the business. While each criteria is equally important, one may be more crucial than another. For instance, a small business that is just starting out may want the absolutely cheapest plan for phone and Internet as possible.
Price - Most companies have some kind of monthly service charge for their VoIP plan. For plans with limited minutes, there would be a base fee, taxes and service charges in addition to the overage charge for minutes. On the other hand, if the business doesn't utilize long distance or the telephone frequently than limited minute plans are okay. For those looking for the cheapest solution, there are new plans (less known) popping up which offer pay-as-you-go but most of these are currently for individuals.
Features - Companies should look for basic features offered by a traditional phone company such as caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, voicemail, speed dial, 311, 911 and international calling. In addition, VoIP plans also offer efaxing (faxes to emails), global calling without typing in more digits, toll-free phone numbers and the ability to keep your own telephone phone number.
Needs - depending on business needs, you should compare and shop around for the pricing and features that you need. For businesses that use the telephone calling heavily, look for unlimited minutes for local and long distance in addition to other useful features like toll-free numbers, efaxing and voicemail.