Why Make The Move To Cloud Telephony Now?
BT has announced that they are switching off ISDN services. The company will transfer all their customers to an IP network by 2025. That means customers employing ISDN services will have to move over to Session Initiation Protocol or SIP, and consider getting Cloud and VoIP communication solutions. For most BT customers, this means investing in a new system in order to migrate to SIP.
The good news is that some phone systems are upgradable to support SIP. Customers only need to look for a SIP Trunk provider. If the existing system doesn’t support SIP, it will become obsolete once BT stops supporting ISDN. Any company in this situation must then invest in a new system that supports SIP PBX or move their telephony needs to a cloud-based system. The best thing about migrating to cloud-based telephony solutions is that they require only a small capital expenditure.
VoIP systems or Voice over IP systems work the same way as ISDN systems. VoIP connects the on-site communication system to the cloud so that users can make and receive calls. It’s the better and more convenient alternative available for businesses because they don’t need to invest in a new phone system. It is also cheaper than ISDN in terms of call costs and line rental. Your business will save a huge amount of money in the long term.
A Managed or Hosted System is a cloud-based system. You only need phones connected to the network or the internet for it to work. With a Hosted PBX, you can connect as many phone extensions as you need. It’s a cost-effective telephony solution because you don’t need to buy and maintain a server on-site.
Because handsets are cloud-based, remote workers can also connect to the network. All handsets enjoy various benefits that include free internal calls. The company can save a lot of money on calls and line rentals.
As you can see, cloud-based telephony is the future of telephony. If your business is still using ISDN services, you should consider switching to a cloud VoIP telephone system even if you are not a BT customer. It is important to know the trends to give your company the edge over it’s competitors.
Below are some of the reasons why you should choose cloud VoIP telephone systems:
- Cheaper calls and features
- Fast setup and rollout
- Lower initial costs for hosted system
- Make free calls to overseas contacts anytime through software application over Wi-Fi
- Free internal calls
- Get normal rates for normal calls
- Select STD Codes – VoIP phone systems allow users to select their STD dialing For instance, a business based in Manchester can opt for a London number
- Flexibility and scalability – Because it is cloud-based, you can easily add more users based on the growth of the company.
Cloud-based systems are the future of telephony. They provide high-performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Even if you are not a BT customer, you should choose to migrate to VoIP today if your company is still using an ISDN system.