There is so much to know about business phone systems, that it can be difficult for business owners to know what to look for when it comes to a reliable and affordable business phone system. That’s where SGD Communications comes in. If you are searching for phone company Lutz, SGD has the knowledge and experience to help assist you in making the best choice for you and your business. Let’s discuss some things that will help you pick out the right business phone system.
Figure Out How Many Business Phone Lines You Will Need
One of the first things you should do is establish how many phone lines you will need. Every business needs at least have one business phone line where customers can call to reach the business, and vice versa. You can determine how many lines you will need by asking yourself a few questions:
- How many employees do you have? (Also think about how many employees you plan on having in the future)
- What kind of industry are you in? (If you are a restaurant, you most likely can get away with two phone lines. If you are a doctor’s office, you may need 4 or 5 lines for people to reach different departments).
- What kind of budget do you have? (Figure out how much money you want to invest in your small business phone systems)
Different Types of Phone Systems
Technology has advanced so much that there are much better options out there for the price. There are 3 main types of phone systems today: analog, PBX, and digital.
Analog phone systems are basically a thing of the past. Analog systems use copper wire to transmit sound from line to line. Busy signals, dropped calls, and expensive phone bills are just a few reasons why businesses are turning away from analog phone systems. Although we are forever grateful to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell for his contribution to modern day communication, there are definitely better options available nowadays.
PBX phone systems allow businesses to install just a few lines and share them. It’s not as easy as it sounds, however. For a PBX system to operate, a business will need to have a switch, a host PBX computer, special software that can handle the transfers, and lines that go to each desk.
VoIP is becoming the popular option among many small businesses. VoIP phone systems operate by using high speed broadband internet connections to make connections. As the sound travels, it is compressed and unnecessary frequency bands are taken out. Because of this, you will notice that VoIP offers better sound quality. VoIP not only improves communication, but also offers many other unique advantages that traditional phone systems can’t match, including:
- easy installation
- affordability for customers
- advanced features (call forwarding, virtual receptionist, etc.)
When picking out a VoIP system, you’ll want to look specifically for systems that will integrate with software that your business currently uses. This is a unique advantage of VoIP.
Working with a professional phone company is important. Call SGD Communications
at (813) 527-9292 to consult with an experienced phone system representative or fill out the form on the right if you prefer. Either way, we look forward to helping you get your phone systems running more effectively and efficiently.