VoIP Systems

4 Easy Steps To Switch From a Landline to VoIP

If you are a business looking to accommodate employees working from home, or are looking for a more flexible telephony system for your office, a VoIP phone may be the perfect solution. VoIP phones (Voice over Internet Protocol phones, also known as ‘cloud phones’) include a range of advanced call handling features, are scalable with your business, and are completely hassle free to switch to when you choose a reputable VoIP provider.

As an experienced VoIP phone supplier to businesses throughout Southampton, Winchester, Eastleigh and the surrounding areas, QiC has put together the below guide to explain how you can switch from a landline to VoIP without the hassle.

  1. Find Your VoIP Provider

With so many VoIP companies out there, it can be difficult to know if you are getting the best service to suit your needs and budget. Many of the ‘big names’ in telecoms make their money by tying businesses into excruciatingly long contracts which are a hassle to get out of, all whilst offering non-existent customer service and inflated monthly rates. Choosing an experienced, local VoIP telephony provider like QiC Systems ensures that you receive a top quality and friendly service, with easy access to our expert support team in case something goes wrong.

  1. Transfer Your Phone Number

If you want to keep your existing phone number, you will need to let your new VoIP provider know at the beginning of the switching process so that it can be transferred. As a VoIP phone user, you will also have the capability to make outgoing calls from a variety of phone numbers, including geographic numbering to give you a local presence in any part of the UK, all using the same handset!

  1. Get Your New Hardware

Once you have arranged your VoIP phone contract with your provider, its time to ditch that unwieldy landline handset and replace it with your new VoIP hardware. There are endless options when it comes to choosing your hardware which can be tailored to suit your business’s needs, including state-of-the-art handsets with video conferencing features and more basic handset models, all of which operate using your internet connection instead of a landline.

  1. Connect Your Devices

Once your new handsets have been installed, you’re all set! You will now be able to make calls using a reliable internet connection from any location, whether that is from your office or from home. VoIP phone systems can also be integrated with your employee’s smartphones, laptops and PCs, allowing your team to take and make calls remotely without having to disclose their personal phone number to clients.

Breaking up with your landline can seem like a hassle, but when you choose a reputable local VoIP provider such as QiC, the entire process is handled for you. Offering personal customer service and friendly guidance from our experts without confusing jargon or unnecessary upselling, QiC is here to help your business switch to a more scalable and adaptable telephony system. For a free cloud phone system quote or to arrange a visit from one of our technicians, call us on 01962 711000, send an email to sales@qicsystems.com or complete our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.