There are 11 million meetings each day in the U.S. on average. Many of these involve video conferencing, VoIP services, etc. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is hardly a new technology, but many myths and misconceptions about it are still floating around today. We’ve collected a few of them below. Here are six of the common myths about VoIP systems we’ve found and why they simply aren’t true.
1. VoIP Isn’t Secure
Actually, VoIP is less vulnerable to an attack than a traditional phone system is. VoIP also offers detailed call logs, monitoring, and call encryption. It’s not unreasonable to worry about someone eavesdropping on your business calls, but VoIP can manage and mitigate risks even better than traditional landlines.
2. VoIP Is Only for Tech Companies
Large tech companies aren’t the only ones who can get massive value out of VoIP. VoIP systems are a great addition to any start-up business’ toolkit. Voice over IP makes communicating over long distances easy, convenient, and secure. Additionally, it helps speed up the onboarding process, and lower IT costs.
3. VoIP Isn’t Reliable
The cloud-based VoIP systems offer an impressive 99.999% uptime and eight redundant data centers strategically located all around the United States. Additionally, in the event of an outage, you can forward calls elsewhere.
4. VoIP Isn’t Widely Used
Fun fact: VoIP is a telecommunications technology that’s been around for 25 years. Any time you make a call online, or exchange real-time messages with your Doordash driver, you’re using VoIP technology. This is one of the reasons the VoIP market is expected to reach 195 million dollars by 2024.
5. VoIP Is Expensive
VoIP can cost as little as twenty dollars per month depending on your internet plan. The cloud phone service uses your existing hardware and internet connection.
6. You Lose Your Phone Number
When you switch to VoIP, you can bring your old number along with number porting. You can transfer any number you use, be it analog, wireless, or even virtual.
These are some of the most common VoIP myths we’ve seen floating around the internet. VoIP technology has been around for 25 years now and is one of the most reliable, easy-to-install technologies out there. It’s a great addition to any business’ toolkit and is a smart investment for any modern start-up.