For a long time traditional landlines were the only option for businesses. The working world is constantly evolving, meaning business phone systems need to be able to keep up with the change. An increasingly popular option is virtual phone system (also known as PBX, VoIP, or cloud-based service) which work best with a good internet connection, so the technological advances that have improved availability and speed have inevitably resulted in more people using the internet to make phone calls.
There has been a lot of debate about whether cloud phone systems are better than traditional phone solutions, but it really depends on you and your business. Cloud-based systems are a lot more flexible and require far less outlay than physical landlines, although the fact they need a stable internet connection might rule them out for some companies.
Why choose traditional?
There’s no denying that a traditional phone service is more reliable than a virtual phone system – although phone lines do go down occasionally, the service doesn’t rely on a good internet connection. For this reason, they may be a better choice for companies with slower internet speeds or a lack of broadband, such as rural or isolated businesses.
Why choose a PBX system?
With the flexibility that comes with a virtual phone system you’re able to work from anywhere in the world, doing the same job as if you were sitting behind a desk. It’s easy to scale up or down with a cloud-based system, meaning you can set your new employees up in minutes or change extensions as your company evolves. Changes to your system can be made quickly using an online dashboard, with modifications being implemented instantaneously. Systems like Nimvelo Phone give you the flexibility to work remotely and start making calls within minutes of creating your business phone system.
One of the great advantages of a PBX system is the low cost involved with it – there are no setup costs and you’re not tied into costly and restrictive long-term contracts. This means that virtual systems are often a much better choice for new companies or businesses that are growing rapidly as it means they can scale their system without worrying about huge bills.
Traditional vs Virtual – a summary
|Don’t need a decent internet connection||Flexibility – take your phone with you wherever you go|
|Guaranteed good voice quality||Hardware not needed|
|Phone and broadband often included in the same package||No restrictive contracts – most VoIP providers operate on a month-by-month basis|
|Easy to manage your features and account online|
|Variety of added features|
|Fast setup (minutes instead of weeks)|
There’s no doubt that traditional phone systems are still the best choice for some companies, but we believe that as the internet becomes omnipresent, more and more businesses will embrace the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of an internet phone service like Nimvelo Phone.
Nimvelo Phone offers businesses a cost-effective cloud-based telephone system that allows them to easily talk to their customers and teammates. Unlike traditional landlines, you’ll be up and running in minutes without needing to pay for an expensive phone line, and the flexibility of the system means you’re not tied to a desk – so you can stay connected to your business wherever you are in the world.
If you’re interested in setting up your own virtual phone system, you can find out more here. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our team to chat about how you can move your business to Nimvelo Phone. It’s easier than you think!