As all business owners know, making savings where you can is one of the most crucial things you can do. However, cutting costs at the expense of successfully managing your business can actually do more harm than good. Fortunately, saving on your office phone system these days isn’t as difficult as you might imagine. By taking a look at technology such as cloud-hosted or VoIP service for your business phone needs, you can grab onto significant savings for your company. So where do you start? Ditch That Copper-Wire Service. One of the most traditional types of phone service is through copper-wire, and chances are this is the type of system you are already most familiar with. While these systems are considered fairly reliable, they also come with a host of drawbacks such as expensive equipment to purchase, technician set-up and call out fees and even a contract that can tie you down for several years. Most small to mid-sized businesses who opt for a copper-wire office phone system will likely find themselves with an enormous financial outlay, and very little chance of getting the customization that they require to run and grow their businesses. Move to the Cloud. Though the name might make you think it’s in the sky somewhere, cloud-hosted and VoIP systems are actually run via your high-speed internet. Providers, such as Vonage Business, host your office phone’s nerve center. This provides your business unrivaled access to new customizable features and dramatically reduced pricing. Compare, Compare, Compare. There are many VoIP office phone providers in the marketplace, but the quality of their products, customer support systems and pricing structures can vary. When you’re looking at the competition, ask yourself the following: Q: What kind of contracts are required? A: Vonage Business has no annual contracts. Ever. Q: What features are included in the plan? A: There are over 40+ standard features to help manage your business and increase your productivity with Vonage Business. Q: What kind of international rates can be expected? A: Vonage’s international rates are up to 75% lower than traditional carriers. Take a look at our rate calculator to find out more. What about costs? Cost might seem like the most important thing when searching for an office phone plan. However, it’s also essential to think of value alongside price. If targeting the lowest price means having to sacrifice top-notch customer and technical service or a less reliable business phone system, it could actually end up being detrimental to your bottom line. If you’re ready to see how Vonage Business can help cut your business phone bills, simply fill out the form above and one of our friendly reps will call you. When our customers first hear about our “no annual contracts” policy for our top-of-the-line business VoIP systems, it’s usually met with surprise. This is particularly true among customers who have been dealing with traditional copper-wire business phone solutions, which often require contracts that last at least a year or more. Expensive, lengthy contracts are business as usual for wire-based legacy systems. However, the cloud revolution has made the shackles of long contracts, expensive equipment and service call-outs a thing of the past. In short, the cloud is a business phone revolution. Why No Annual Contracts? We believe in our service and products. When you sign up for your cloud-hosted service with Vonage Business, we know you’re going to love it. We want our customers to stick around because they’re delighted with what we provide, not because we’ve trapped them in a long-term contract. Our features are top of the line. We’ve built a second-to-none phone system that’s feature rich, making it easy for your company to grow and succeed. Even our most basic packages come with over 40+ mission-critical features. We’re always developing new and exciting features and plug-ins for our customers – all hosted in the Vonage Cloud. Reliability is our specialty. Keeping your business running and on target is a primary concern, particularly when it comes to your phone system. Vonage Business’ cloud-hosted business phone system is one of the most reliable in the industry. From bad weather to unexpected emergencies, not even an internet outage can keep you from fielding your customer’s calls quickly and efficiently. Our customers save 30% or more on their bills.* Many business phone service providers, at first glance, appear to offer great savings. However, oftentimes this is because they lock you into a lengthy, multi-year service contract. Wondering why Vonage Business offers business VoIP services with no contracts? If you’re not happy with us, we don’t want to trap you into a huge commitment. It’s true – we offer no annual contract business VoIP that our 36,000+ customers use and love every single day. These thousands of business owners are working hard to build a business and we want to be their partner in success. The world’s mobile working population now numbers well over 1 billion people – and that number isn’t standing still. That’s a lot of workers on the move! In the America’s region, according to an IDC study, North America has the largest number of mobile workers, with 75% of the workforce mobile in 2010. Across the America’s region, the number of mobile workers will grow from 182.5 million in 2010 to 212.1 million in 2015 (IDC Study, Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast). Of course, that comes as no surprise to business owners. Mobile access – both anywhere and anytime – is an imperative to success for today’s small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For many business owners and employees, their mobile device has become an “pocket office,” enhancing productivity and freeing them to take their business wherever they go – whether that’s driving to an important sales meeting, working from home or even going on a family vacation. When you can’t stay in the office, you take the office with you. 1. iPhone and Android Apps Say you left the office for vacation, but forgot to adjust the settings on your handset before you left. No worries! With helpful mobile apps for iPhone and Android, you can configure your Never Miss a Call settings, check voicemail, make calls, and view a complete call log – accessibility at your fingertips, no matter where you are. And every call you make comes from your office number, making it appear as though you’re at your desk. 2. Voicemail to Email Tired of calling multiple voicemail boxes to retrieve messages when you’re out of the office? Now you can leave all that behind. With Voicemail to Email integration, you can receive voicemails as email attachments to your email inbox. When a message comes in, you can receive the voicemail as an attachment (.wav or mp3 file format). Just click to listen to your message(s) from your laptop or mobile device. 3. Voicemail to Text Transcription Say you’re in a meeting and see that a voicemail has been left for you – but can’t step out to listen to it. With Vonage Busines, you can visually “see” your voicemails when you receive them through our Voicemail to Text service. You can quickly and easily have your voicemails transcribed to text and sent right to your email or mobile device. Even if you’re in a meeting, you can scan messages, determine whether follow-up is needed and respond accordingly. 4. Online Portal When you’re across the country at a conference or working in a coffee shop after a client meeting, Vonage’s Admin Portal makes managing your account and viewing the real-time status of coworkers’ phone lines a breeze. Set permissions for Auto Attendants, revise voicemail MP3s, pay bills, manage extensions, and so much more. And your employees have access to their very own user portal where they can manage voicemails, Never Miss a Call settings and more. 5. Never Miss a Call Set Call Forwarding rules, enable Simultaneous Ring or set Follow Me permissions to ensure that you, well, never miss a call! It’s a free and easy way to make sure you always stay connected, and it works with your home phone and cell phone for maximum convenience. Are You Moving Forward – Or Running In Circles? Mobility is more than just motion. Businesses must offer effective mobile solutions for their employees – mobility is a way of life today. Many workers use their mobile devices for their business and personal lives. They need the ability to distinguish between calls, control which calls they take and when, and decide how to manage calls. It takes more than an ordinary phone service to do all that. Vonage’s business VoIP phone service has the business intelligence you need built right into the system. Vonage gives you the power to conduct business anywhere, anytime – and gives your employees the flexibility they need to juggle the competing demands on their time. Isn’t it time you get mobile with Vonage Business? Find out how Vonage can help your business – call us today at 877-862-2562. If you’re in the process of starting up a small business, telephone systems might be the last thing you’re thinking about as an office necessity. However, traditional business phone systems are not only costly, but incredibly complicated. At Vonage Business, we understand the challenges of starting – and maintaining – a small business. That’s why we’ve built an easy and affordable small business telephone system that you can consider without developing a migraine. No Annual Contracts Required We offer month to month phone service with unlimited calling¹, and business grade features included standard. Not only are our small business telephone systems affordable, but they are easy to manage and highly customizable. There is no required equipment to buy other than the phones themselves – you merely subscribe to get all the features of a full-fledged business telephone system. What’s more is that any changes to your account can be made quickly and easily from a user friendly web-portal. No maintenance person will ever have to come to your office. Vonage supports the growth of small businesses. We are more than a service – we are your communications division. With small business telephone systems from Vonage, you get more than just calling service. We provide features that will become indispensable to your business like Voicemail to Email, “Work from Anywhere”, Virtual Receptionist, Call Forwarding and more that all come standard with unlimited flat rate calling. Unparalleled Mobility Looking for small business telephone systems that go wherever you go? Vonage Business is a leading Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service that travels when you travel. As long as there is a broadband connection, there is a telephone connection. And these days, there is a broadband connection on virtually every corner, hotel room, conference center, vacation home and business center. More important than portability is the fact that Vonage is affordable. For a low monthly fee, you can enjoy our most popular business features and long distance calling, all without an annual contract¹. We offer month-to-month service to ensure that our customers stay with us because they want to, not because they have to. Are you ready to get a free quote for business telephone service? Get in touch and one our helpful VoIP reps will tell you everything you need to know about setting up a practical system for your office. ¹Reasonable Use Policy applies. Additional charges may apply for international usage and for certain features/services not expressly included in your monthly plan. In a troubled economy, it seems small companies often take the biggest hit. Vonage Business is determined to help keep them afloat by offering affordable telephone systems for small business. Less expensive than traditional land lines, our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system is the smart way to communicate. Low Cost, Low Overhead It’s important to choose a phone service that caters to your company’s individual needs – Vonage understands that. Our VoIP consultants listen to your small business needs and help you customize a plan that is best for you. Offering telephone systems for small business that operate over the Internet, as VoIP technology is far more cost-efficient and flexible than traditional phone lines. Many traditional phone systems require expensive equipment (and lots of it). In fact, some companies have to reserve a separate office just to host it. At Vonage, we host the equipment for you in the cloud, so you don’t have to bother with tangled wires and bulky machinery, or the cost of buying and maintaining physical equipment. All of the features of your phone system are delivered over your Internet connection. This means that upgrades to your phone system happen automatically, and changing your account is quick and easy from a user-friendly web portal. Mobility Advantage Vonage understands the importance of business travel. Aside from being feasible for your budget, our telephone systems for small business are flexible for your work needs. Customers love the plug-and-play aspect of VoIP technology. Simply plug your phone into an internet connection and your office phone is up and running … no matter where you are in the world, as long as there is a broadband connection. Your phone accesses your phone system via the cloud, and delivers all your phone system features seamlessly, as if you were in the office. Business-Class Features Our VoIP phones include business-friendly features – much like features found on a traditional phone system for a Fortune 500 company; however, you only pay a low monthly flat rate, for unlimited calling, and all the features you need are included at no extra charge. Caller ID, call forwarding, call waiting, conference calling, call hold and call transfer are just a few of the basic features. Telephone systems for small business don’t have to be expensive and cumbersome, thanks to cloud PBX systems from Vonage. Your business can benefit from big savings and increased functionality by harnessing the power and flexibility of a cloud phone system. Ready to learn more? Fill out the form on the left and a helpful VoIP agent will be in touch shortly! If you were born before the invention of cell phones, then it’s likely you remember the high price tag of long-distance calling and the unpredictability of a traditional phone bill. These days, land lines are becoming increasingly sparse, and cell phones have certainly made long-distance calling much more cost-efficient. Unfortunately, conducting business calls over a cellphone while you’re at the office can restrict calling functionality. Thankfully, VoIP is changing the way we view business communication. What is VoIP? VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is a process whereby analog audio signals are converted into digital data that is sent out via the Internet. At Vonage Business, our business IP phone system utilizes your connection to the Internet and allows you to make phone calls from a desk phone, just as you normally would. The difference is you don’t have to pay high long distance calling fees. What’s more, our VoIP software is continually updated and improved to ensure you get the best service and connection possible. Why You’ll Love It We get excited about our business IP phone systems. Why? Because our innovative technology has the capacity to revise all small business phone systems around the globe as we know them. It’s that groundbreaking. Vonage Business is constantly improving our service offering, and using improvements in technology to further unify your communications. Vonage’s new Desktop feature allows you to instantly see information about a caller collected from the Internet when your phone starts ringing. How Does It Benefit My Business? The standard phone system served its purpose years ago, but with the introduction VoIP, it’s likely that land lines will eventually be weeded out. Some of the advantages of a VoIP phone include the following: A business IP phone system is much more cost-effective than traditional phone systems. An IP phone can be plugged in and a call can be placed anyplace where there is a broadband connection, allowing you to work from anywhere. Unlike most traditional phone companies, our systems contain features that are included in your low monthly rate. A VoIP phone allows you to check your voicemail messages over the Internet or attach them in an email. Are you ready to find out more about how Vonage Business can bring the power of VoIP to your business? Fill out the form above, or call one of our knowledgeable and friendly salespeople at 1-877-862-2562 today. If you’d like more information on joining the VoIP revolution, you can also take a look at our Buyer’s Guide. Whether you’re just starting up your business or are a long-standing player in your industry, getting your phone system right is an essential element to your success. Not only is it key for employee communication, but it’s also a customer’s direct route to interacting with your business. When it comes to giving your company a competitive edge, a digital phone system can truly be the most efficient and economical answer. How Does It Work? You may have heard terms such as VoIP, cloud-based phones or read about the concept of digital phone systems – but what does it all mean? Essentially, Vonage Business uses the power and speed of the Internet to create a reliable and effective phone network. By hosting the system in the cloud, your business has the opportunity to enable features that were never before possible. Future-Proofing Your Business A reliable phone service in your business is key – but a software solution that only improves with time is even better. While Vonage Business comes pre-loaded with over 40 mission-critical features to help you manage your calls professionally and effectively, you’ll have access to the latest updates and features as they’re released through the Vonage Cloud. It’s a smart solution for the ever-changing business landscape. Making the Switch Though going digital does involve cutting edge technology, making the jump to our digital phone system couldn’t be easier. Vonage Business’ plug and play systems mean you can be up and running before a traditional copper-wire provider could have dispatched a technician. Additionally, as your business grows, your phone system can grow with it – all easily managed through virtually. No need for expensive equipment or delays to your business. To find out more about what Vonage Business can do for you, fill out the form for a no-hassle quote or call 1-877-862-2562 to speak to a representative. In today’s business world, most people have a mobile phone – but they aren’t powerful enough to handle all business calling needs. If you don’t have an Android or iPhone to work with our mobile apps, Vonage Business cloud PBX still provides the features your business requires and can also extend those features to other mobile phones. And of course, if you do have a smartphone the Vonage MobileConnect app seamlesly integrates wtih Android and iPhone (now updated for iOS10!). Stay Connected on the Go Call Forwarding allows employees to forward calls placed to their company extension to their mobile phone, but it doesn’t stop there. Because the call is routed through your cloud PBX, employees can still utilize PBX functionality from their mobile device. Calls can be transferred back to other extensions in your account, allowing for a seamless connection between employees in different locations. Mobile phones become an extension of the company phone system, instead of standalone and separate devices. Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use Simply add your mobile number into the user-friendly User Portal for your extension, and update the call settings as necessary. You can forward calls immediately, or set a rule to redirect to your desk phone after a few rings. Calls that aren’t answered at your mobile number can then be forwarded to your company voicemail. Mobility is an important part of doing business for many small companies, and that doesn’t have to mean a loss of communication. Vonage’s Cell Phone Integration is easy to use and is a powerful communication tool. And best of all, businesses that take advantage of Vonage’s cost saving cloud PBX service get this feature included for free. For those busy professionals who find themselves working between the road and their office, Vonage Business offers the ability to transfer a call answered on a cell phone back to the Vonage phone system. Calls forwarded to a cell phone from a Vonage extension using one of the Never Miss a Call features such as Call Forwarding, Simultaneous Ring, or Follow Me can be transferred back to the Vonage system with the touch of a button. It only takes a few seconds, and helps you stay connected without interruption to the customer. Call Park is a transfer service that allows you to “park” a call in a “spot” and have the call retrieved by another extension on the account. Here’s How it Works: Take a call on one extension. Park it. Pick it up on another extension. Usage in Your Phone System Vonage Business provides many free features to enhance your business communications. Call Transfer is a convenient feature that we’ve had for a while, but many customers requested the ability to simply park a call, rather than transfer it to a specific extension. Call Park is the result of customer requests, and Vonage’s development team’s efforts to cater to our customers’ needs. Who Can Benefit from Call Park? Call Park works well for businesses that have departments that share calling responsibilities. When any particular member of a team is capable of handling a particular request or concern, Call Park allows your company to better distribute those calls. Rather than transferring the call to a specific individual who may or may not be available, Call Park enables any team member that is available to take the call.