5 VoIP Providers for Small Business

VoIP, or Voice over IP, is becoming a more and more popular phone service choice for small businesses. But with so many apps out there to download, which VoIP service provider should you choose? Here’s a list of the cheaper VoIP mobile applications that your small business can take advantage of:5 VoIP App Service Providers to Consider for Your Business

1) Skype

Skype is not only the most popular VoIP app for personal use; it’s quickly becoming a popular, feature-rich option for small businesses. It’s not just an app, getting Skype for your business includes a Skype manager which creates metrics, allows account creation, and the ability to assign features. Skype can even make calls through an IP office phone system.

Here are a couple more features that Skype offers businesses:

–          Voice messages

–          Skype over Wifi

–          Skype call buttons for business websites for click and call options

–          Skype numbers nationally and internationally

–          Call forwarding

–          Group Conferencing

–          Instant message

Price: Free or $4.99 and above/month

2) Voxer

Voxer is one of the cooler VoIP apps. It is a push-to-talk app, which means that it works like a walkie-talkie between cell phones. If a voice message is missed, don’t worry, all messages are automatically recorded. Within a business, this allows seamless communication between employees and managers. And yes, it supports group conversations.

Here are the features for businesses:

–          Send voice messages as well as texts, photos, and location

–          Extreme notifications (I don’t know what these sound like, but seems scary)

–          Phone headset integration that can also support a push-to-talk button option

–          Dynamic group messaging options

–          Tons of settings for a manager or business owner to have complete control over all accessibility options, communications, and networks.

Price: $4.95 per user/per month

3) Rebtel

Rebtel is all about making the cheapest international calls possible. They can connect to your landlines as well as your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows device. This VoIP company offers easy to use charts to figure out international calling rates. The highest rate for a mobile device is a call to Ghana at 23.9 cents a minute. It only goes down from there.

Here are the features:

–          PC to phone

–          International SMS

–          Some free calls using WiFI or 3G

–          Phone cards

–          Very cheap international calls

–          Tons of platforms on lots of devices

Price: depends on where you’re calling.

4) Fring

Fring allows user to make free calls via a multitude of apps: Fring, SIP, Skype, ICQ, MSN Traveller, Google Talk, or VoIP Stunt. Fring targets business for voice calls, video calls, phone conferencing, and PTSN/GSM outgoing and incoming calls.

Here are the business features:

–          Communication over any IP connection

–          Tablet, smartphone, and laptop integration

–          Separate business phone numbers

–          Fully customizable for the business, customer, and employee.

–          Hosted and managed

Price: free (as far as it is advertised)

5) RingCentral

This business VoIP app is chalk full of features. It has all the regular features such as voice and video calls, SMS capabilities, and so on. It even allows the calls to be made over 3G/4G without using carrier minutes. These features come with a price, however.

Here are the features of this app:

–          Send, receive, or forward faxes from your phone or tablet via Dropbox or CloudFax

–          Quality tracker that records detailed metrics

–          Mange system of locations, departments, and extensions

–          Unlimited audio conferencing

–          Choose between call modes for the best call quality (WiFi, 3G, 4G, etc.)

Price: the most expensive, $19.99 per month per user

Choose wisely. Be sure to read user reviews of each of these business VoIP service providers to decide which is right for your business.

About Demetrius Turner

Demetrius Turner is the self-proclaimed king of billiards in Nashville, TN. Through helping out with his brother's small business ventures, and being a techie, Demetrius has become an expert on choosing VoIP services, internet storage options, and other cloud-based applications. When he is not sinking shots and calling pockets, Demetrius can usually be found reading various tech and business blogs at his laptop.