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How to choose the right VOIP service provider for your business?

Updated on September 29, 2011

There are a lot of VOIP service providers, which can compete for your business, so it becomes really important to choose the right VoIP service provider for the calling demands of your business.

Choosing the right voice over IP service depends on your personal and organizational needs but there are many other things, which are really common for everyone and that include:

  • When searching for a VoIP service provider, stop considering the size of your business and services you want but begin looking out for service providers to see which provider is offering you the best deal on the features you are looking out for.
  • Before buying a VoIP connection, always look out for cheat tricks or deceiving services which require an additional provider-specific hardware that needs to be purchased for expanding the service you are going to purchase.
  • Also check out for that you are able to include your existing business phones in the new VoIP network without any difficulty.
  • Also make sure that the VOIP service you have chosen is featuring all phone services that you are looking out for.
  • Also check out that the service provider is offering a simple method of upgrading your organization’s VOIP network system without any additional equipment saving you some money after you have bought the connection and want to upgrade.
  • The VoIP service provider should be providing reasonable rates for all calls, including, local, STD, and ISD calls.
  • Look out for service providers providing features for frequent travelers on business trips for your company that might be you also. Features should cover plans for sending telephones and ATAs on business trips or wireless handsets that work like mobile phones where there is a WiFi signal.

There are many other questions depending on your company’s needs, which you can ask while comparing VoIP service providers.

After going through all this stuff, you will be able to end up with the best VOIP service provider which will meet your business requirements at reasonable prices without causing any trouble or risk to your business.

Vonage Voip Voice over internet phone
Vonage Voip Voice over internet phone

The types of VoIP services that are most suitable are subscription- and hardware-based services for domestic phone users who opt for a cheap phone service that is same as their existing landline services, which are used with old traditional telephones.

These VoIP services are meant for domestic use and for small business owners. Upon buying a subscription, the user receives an ATA adapter and a telephone number. Use of this service requires a broadband Internet connection, which adds up to its cost but then also overall cost when compared is relatively lower than the traditional phone system. There are many other new and exciting benefiting features that a user enjoys with VoIP subscription.


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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am not Sarah, I am soni2006. Anyway, thanks for the comment.

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      jeff 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot Sarah for providing that tip for choosing Voip service provider. These tips is very useful

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am happy that you found this checklist for VOIP service providers useful enough to leave a comment.

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      Jenny Calender 7 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. Using these as a checklist while trying to choose a service provider here. WOw, a lot to know, eh! THanks again.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Sarah for providing that tip for choosing Voip service provider.

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      Sarah Ramos  7 years ago

      Its really informative post to selecting a VoIP Service.First of all make a through research, see features and services and look at your requirements then choose one VoIP service provider for you.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot TnFlash.

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      TnFlash 8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Excellent Tips on buying VoIP. Great Hub!

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much ocbill, Veronica, and neysajasper for your comments and appreciation. I have much more information regarding voice over internet protocol system available with me which I will publish in the upcoming days.

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      neysajasper 8 years ago

      very informative and nice hub .. Thanks ..

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for another informative hub.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Good tips on those add-on accessories you need to buy. between the lines LOL.