ValuTel helps you get back to business.
Now, as we work together to get our economy back up and running, it’s more important than ever before to evaluate how you can save money on running your business. An often-overlooked area is your business phone and internet services. Are you paying too much for your phone and internet service? ValuTel can help.
You may be surprised to learn that you’re paying for features you don’t need or overpaying for essential services. ValuTel can help you evaluate by offering you our free, no commitment, phone service evaluation. On average we find savings of 25% or more on your monthly business phone and internet bill.
Here are a few ways you can look to save money:
Use Virtual phone numbers and extensions
Gone are the day of requiring every employee or phone to have it’s own phone line. By using Virtual phone numbers and extensions, you can save a lot of money and only pay for the number of phone lines you truly need. ValuTel offers free virtual numbers and only charges you for the number of phone lines you need. This can save you a lot of money.
Don’t pay for voicemail!
That’s right, with today’s phone services using the internet and computers, there is never a reason to have to pay for voicemail. Most big phone companies will try to charge you for voicemail. For example, if you have 10 employees and paying $10 for voicemail service, that is $100 a month! You shouldn’t have to pay for voicemail. ValuTel offers free voicemail for not only employees, but also for departments, and general mailboxes.
Don’t get fooled into thinking you’re not paying for voicemail in one way or another. Take a look at this news article to read about the creative ways you can be charged for voicemail service. https://www.denverpost.com/2014/02/14/centurylink-adds-new-voicemail-and-maintenance-fee-to-phone-bills/
Use the Internet
There are many services that use the internet versus physical landlines and resources. Voice over IP or “VoIP” phone lines are digital phone lines that use the internet to make calls. You no longer need landlines. Another popular internet phone service is ValuTel Auto-Attendant. An auto-attendant (also called an IVR) can be thought of as a virtual receptionist that “answers” incoming calls to your business to assist callers with getting to the destination their calling.
Another very popular internet phone service is faxing. If you still rely on incoming and outgoing faxes for your business, you can keep your fax phone number but ditch the landline. Faxes can now be sent and received over the internet to the fax phone number you’ve been using this entire time. Say goodbye to unreliable, clunky, outdated fax machines!
This may sound like common sense, and it is! However, it’s an important part of saving money on your phone bill for a couple reasons. First, most business owners setup their phone and internet services when starting their business, and not thinking too much about it afterwards. There are often, more times than not, long term contracts that must be signed. It is important to shop around and get quotes from as may phone companies as possible.
A few things to look for:
Do I have to sign a long term contract?
Can I easily add and remove services?
Can surcharges and fees be added that will increase my bill?
Do I have to pay for something I do not use?
ValuTel offers a free, no-commitment, evaluation for your business phone service. We want you to shop around and see what is offered by other companies. We’re sure you’ll find you can get the same services and features at a lower price with better customer service when going with ValuTel… but don’t take our word for it, find out yourself by shopping around!
Reduce the Things You Don’t Need
You may or may not need to have a desk phone. A lot of businesses choose to empower their employees to use their computers to make and take calls (along with messaging, conferencing, video calls, file transfers, faxing, etc.). They can also use their person mobile devices that they already bring to work! This is a great way to save money by reducing the things you don’t need.
If your business does use desk phones and can’t be without them, make sure you don’t buy a proprietary desk phone that only works with a certain service or on-premises system. You will want to invest in the future and purchase desk phones that can be used with any VoIP phone service. Looking to upgrade your old on-premises phone system? ValuTel can help.
What about that fax line and fax machine? You no longer have to have a landline to be your fax line and therefore you no longer need the fax machine. Take a look around the office and ask yourself what other things you don’t need.
It’s not going to be easy to get back to business after this difficult time, but together we can do it. Ask yourself what you could do to lower your business phone bill. Now, realize the other important areas in your business that you can apply the money you save.
We can help with this and welcome you to contact us today. 505-504-7506