The cost and complexity of in-house telecommunications makes a compelling argument for SMBs contemplating a move to hosted voice services, says managed communications services provider MegaPath.
Its recent moves in the hosted space including the recently announced addition to its Hosted Voice service to include a free Cisco SPA 303G for every employee with the purchase of an unlimited or global Hosted Voice calling plan and a minimum of five lines is demonstrating its commitment to making VoIP easy and affordable for SMB companies, said said Bruce Chatterley, president of Business Markets at MegaPath.
In order to stay ahead of the game, small-to-midsized businesses need solutions that enable them to operate as productively and cost-effectively as possible. One way is to implement VoIP within their business,” he said in a release. VoIP offers significant savings in both time and money. As a fully managed voice and data services provider, we help smaller businesses save money on their communications services so that they can invest more in their core business.”
Earlier this month, MegaPath also enhanced its Hosted Voice calling plans with a slew of features designed to increase user productivity, including Push to Talk, which enables point-to-point intercom ability between two phones in the same group and which can be used with Instant Group Call to simulate paging functionality; N-Way Calling, which gives users the ability to add up to 15 total call participants; Hoteling, which allows a user to log in as a guest on a host phone and use it as they would their normal desk phone; and Answer Confirmation, an enhancement to Simultaneous Ring and Sequential Ring that allows a user to prevent callers from leaving voice messages on personal cell phones when using Find Me/Follow Me features.
As IP technology reaches ubiquity, the VoIP space continues to grow. According to market research firm Infonetics Research, the business VoIP market grew 8 percent in the first half of 2010.