10 Reasons Your Office Phone System Should Go Virtual


1. Trim the Fat & Lower Your Cost

Business phone systems can get pricey very quickly, but thankfully the traditional providers are not the only option you have at your disposal. Switching to a virtual phone service provider can save a business a lot of money by eliminating the need for additional phone hardware and network equipment because you can simply use the phones you already have. Traditional providers also tend to charge a lot more than a virtual provider, in general.


2. Eliminate Confusion

Less is always more when it comes to business infrastructure, which is where a virtual phone system excels. Not only do you gain a lot more value when you go virtual, but you also cut down on the complexity of your phone system by using an online interface to manage everything while eliminating the need to understand network infrastructure.


3. No Additional Equipment

When you switch to a virtual provider like Talkroute, there is nothing additional that you need to buy. The system only needs your existing phones to send calls to and utilizes their existing networks—cellular, landline, etc.—to connect calls. You won’t need any new phones or network hardware for the system to work.


4. Streamline Organization

Using a virtual system, you can set everything up exactly the way you want it, and no more complicated than you need it to be. Set it to route calls only to the right people or departments, at the right times, and even create preferences for each user.


5. Run the Business from Your Cell

Do you have a new startup, or just don’t have an immediate need to move beyond using your cell phone to field business calls? Then you’re well-suited for a virtual phone system because you can design a professional phone system with all kinds of features that doesn’t require anything more than a single cell phone.


6. Run Multiple Businesses from a Single Phone

Your growth will never be limited with a virtual system. The system grows with you, and you can even run multiple businesses from the same phone if you prefer by simply configuring your control panel to route calls as needed for each of your businesses.


7. Add a Call Menu, Even Using Only a Single Phone

Adding a call menu to your phone, A.K.A. an auto attendant or IVR, is one of the greatest ways to make your business sound professional, and you don’t need an expensive system to have that feature. Not all virtual providers offer this, but many like Talkroute let you add a call menu no matter what phone or phones you currently have.


8. Receive Multiple Incoming Calls Simultaneously

This is something for which businesses used to have to pay a pretty penny, but many virtual providers now give you the ability to handle as many incoming calls as you can throw at it, at the same time. This capability is invaluable, especially in unexpected high-volume periods.


9. Give Employees Proper Extensions Without the High Cost

You can also give everyone in your organization their own extension so that callers may reach them directly if needed; otherwise, extensions can be assigned to various departments, as well. Another feature that doesn’t require a big, expensive traditional phone system.


10. Manage Your Phone System Online with Ease

One of the best things about utilizing a virtual phone system is that you can configure and change any of your settings at any time without contacting your provider. Any change you need to make can be done 24 hours a day, right from your online dashboard.



We hope that you will continue to join us on our journey as we help you Grow Your Business! Our blog is 100% free and you don’t have to be a Talkroute customer to benefit from our materials. However, if you would like to try Talkroute’s Virtual Phone System for free, you can sign up for a trial here. See you in a few days.

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Patrick Foster is the Content Marketing Manager @ Talkroute
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Patrick Foster is the Content Marketing Manager @ Talkroute
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10 Reasons Your Office Phone System Should Go Virtual