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5 Simple Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Phone Bill

If you’ve been in business for any amount of time you inevitably understand the importance of cutting costs and saving money. With prices for just about everything on a steady rise, it can be challenging to find ways to stay on budget. We thought we’d give you a little help in this area by pointing out 5 simple ways that you can save some dough on your monthly phone bill (yes, it can be done). Drumroll please….

Swap out traditional numbers for virtual ones.
Big brother, aka the phone company, wants to charge you for every business telephone line you have. That’s the beauty of virtual phone systems – you can get unlimited phone numbers without having to incur any additional expenses. That means everyone on your team can have their own direct line and you can assign different numbers to different marketing campaigns to better track results, which will also save you money in the long run.

Ditch expensive voicemail plans.
Some traditional telephone service providers offer voicemail as a separate (and costly) service from your regular plan. That means that on top of paying too much for your regular phone service, you may also be paying an unnecessary added expense just to be able to take and retrieve messages. Many virtual phone system providers (like Synclio, ahem) include voicemail as a part of your overall package, and at no extra charge. You can even get your messages transcribed and read them on your mobile devices or through email!

Leverage the power of the internet.

In today’s day and age, telecommunications is no longer a physical thing. Now you can use internet technology, such as Skype, to conduct chats, calls and video conferences over the web for little to no cost. These options are especially attractive for international communications, which can incur a hefty fee if conducted via traditional methods. Virtual telecommunication is here, and it’s incredibly powerful, so why not take advantage of it?

Shop around. 

It’s the oldest trick in the book, but it’s still the most important. Don’t just settle for whatever you think is available to you – do your research and conduct some comparison shopping. The days of being trapped in an expensive contract with your local phone company are gone. Now you can get virtual phone service from just about anywhere in the world. If you do a little digging, you’ll find a company that offers all of the features you need and fits into your budget (we happen to know of a great one, wink wink). And don’t forget to revisit your telecommunications service at least once a year to be sure you’re getting the most for your money.

Get rid of all that bulky equipment.
Not only does traditional phone equipment take up a tremendous amount of room, but it’s also incredibly expensive to maintain. With a virtual phone system, all you need is your existing phones and computers, and a connection to the internet! Updates and ongoing maintenance are handled by the provider behind the scenes as part of your plan, so you don’t have to worry about paying an over-priced technician to come in and keep your system running. 

As a business owner, you’re surely always looking for ways to save some cash and reduce your spending. Switching from a traditional phone system to a virtual one will let you keep up the same level of communication that you’re used to (or better), and also save you money at the same time. Need more info? Give us a call or drop us an email. We’d be happy to go over your options with you and show you exactly how we can help you cut costs and save.

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posted by Rebecca Daneault @ 2:33 PM