Today's increasing economic slowdown has forced many companies to cut down on their travelling expenses and find economical alternatives like VoIP to communicate and conduct business more cost effectively.
Aside from removing the need to travel in some cases, most hotel rooms feature a broadband Internet connection so executives can considerably cut down on the total travel expenditure or having to pay long distance fees.
Also, “Free wireless Internet connections from cafes and hotel lobbies become opportunities for flat rate phone calls,” says Joe Taylor Jr. author of a VendorGuru.com article, "Five Ways VoIP Can Save Business Travellers Money."
VoIP phone systems also offer a single inbound phone number for all calls and has the ability to locate users throughout the office or route calls to the nearest handheld device or workstation.
Travelling executives can also choose from inexpensive prepaid cell phones from specialty stores and kiosks in major cities and use this as a way dial into a local number VoIP portal. Along with call forwarding options to handle inbound calls, VoIP phone system users can save hundreds over traditional roaming plans.
Taylor also points out in the article that hybrid handsets have unlocked VoIP potential for companies by enabling callers to roam between traditional GSM towers and Wi-Fi hotspots—all of which better respond to the communications needs of business travellers while saving the company valuable capital.
To find out which VoIP Phone System provider best matches your companies needs, check out VendorGuru.com .
Also, be sure to check out the Phone Systems channel on TMCnet.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi