A lot of us know that VoIP services come with a lot of advantages. You can pay low overhead for a variety of phone options – and a lot of extra phone time. But there’s something else that these service providers can give you that many of us forget about: they can let you Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
What exactly is BYOD? Quite simply, it’s when you can use an already-existing device on your VoIP and SIP service, often resulting in a quick setup and a virtually nonexistent phone system transition period. Needless to say, this type of offering has a lot of advantages, for businesses as well as individuals.
Advantage #1: Quick Turnaround
We live in the Internet age, so it can be frustrating when you sign up for a VoIP service and realize that you have to wait 5-7 days for your new device to show up in the mail. This shouldn’t be happening if you already have devices capable of SIP. Instead, you should simply be able to contact your new VoIP service (provided they offer BYOD) and let them know what kind of device you need setup.
This quick turnaround – allowing for an easy transition between providers – will mean that your company won’t miss a step during the changes. This is important for an individual, let alone a business full of employees, many of which could not function without access to a reliable phone.
Advantage #2: Low Price
Of course, just about everyone who uses a VoIP provider will notice that the price of their phone system is entirely reasonable. Some people have a word for this: low! Indeed, BYOD service providers will also ensure that if you use your own device, you’ll find similar savings as people who are switching to VoIP for the first time. These low prices add up to a low overhead at your company – and reduced expenses if you’re simply using BYOD service for your personal use.
Advantage #3: Convenience
Ordering a new phone (and paying a lot of money for it) just so you can run a VoIP service in your office or home can be a hassle. We live in the Internet age, and people shouldn’t have to wait very long for a new service. That’s why it’s important for people to recognize the value of convenience – which is always there if your offering includes BYOD.