Many businesses rely on a business landline phone plan to ground their business and to maintain easy accessibility for their customers. We're able to quickly and easily tailor a business landlinephone plan to suit your company size and usage needs, and this can work to save you money and give you a reliable link to your customers, employees and vendors.
Each client we work with is unique, and we work hard to find them the best business landline to suit their needs. Our difference is that we charge in 15 second increments instead of the traditional 30 or 60-second blocks more providers use, and we waive connection fees for timed calls. This helps to save you money each time you use your landline.
We offer a host of competitive and reliable business landline phone plans that include but are not limited to:
Your business can rent a landline starting at just $11 per month. We have both short and long-term contracts available, and the longer the contract, the lower your costs will be.
If your business primarily requires local calling, we have a package available for that. Calls start at just 10 cents per minute, and we don't apply usage restrictions.
For the businesses that do a lot of national calling, you'll enjoy a package that charges just 10 cents per minute as well.
Businesses that do a lot of calling to and from mobile devices can save with our plan. Our mobile-friendly rates start at just 20 cents per minute with no restrictions.
Maybe you prefer to have unlimited calling to reduce the risks of overages. We'll tailor an unlimited call plan to meet your business's usage patterns.
The cost of a business landline will vary depending on the size of your business and how many lines you require. A business phone line can cost anywhere from $11 per month to $30 per month per user.
The length of your contract can also make a difference to your monthly landline costs. Generally speaking, if you sign up to a long term contract, you will get more value for money as the costs are likely to be reduced.
Depending on your service provider, they may offer competitive timed (charged per 30 second, 60 second or 15 second blocks) and untimed or unlimited call rate packages. And there’s usually opportunities to save when you bundle your business landline with an internet package.
An IP (internet protocol) phone system – also known as a VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone system, allows you to place phone calls over the internet.
IP phones are physical phones (they can be desk phones, cordless phones or conference phones), that connect to a phone service via the internet using an ethernet cable or WiFi connection.
In some ways, an IP phone system is similar to using a standard business landline phone system. For example, the user experience of placing and receiving a call doesn’t change. It’s what happens behind the scenes that does.
One of the key advantages of an IP phone system for businesses is the call fees are the same, regardless of whether it is local or long distance, because the calls are created via your internet connection.
In short yes — VoIP can be a more cost effective option over a landline because it uses an existing internet connection, as opposed to a separate system or additional hardware. But, there are many variables that can make VoIP more expensive and less favourable.
With a landline the set up cost and monthly call costs are usually higher (depending on how many lines you need), but once installed you won’t have to worry about quality and reliability. Unlike VoIP, power outages don’t impact a landline’s connectivity unless you’re using a cordless device.
With VoIP you have the option of buying your equipment outright or opt for a hosted solution where you pay monthly fees per user. You can use your mobile, computer, or desk phone to make calls. The device only needs a reliable internet connection and you are charged a flat monthly fee per user, regardless of the types of calls you make. If you require a more customised or complex solution, the cost of having a VoIP also increases.
Yes you can but there are exceptions.
Local Number portability (LNP) is the term used to describe the ability to take your phone number with you when you change phone service providers.
Porting your phone number from a traditional telephone landline system to VoIP is possible if your business is still at the same geographical location. The details on your application (name, company, address) should also be exactly the same as per your original carrier, otherwise the port may be rejected. And you will have to go through the whole process again.
Depending on the company, you may be charged a fee to port your number, so make sure to ask your new service provider before going ahead with it.
The whole porting process can take anywhere from several business days up to weeks if you have complex services or fax lines. For this reason, don’t cancel your existing phone service until your new VoIP provider can successfully port your landline number.
When deciding on a phone service, it’s important to consider what you need out of a phone system and the level of support you require.
Landline phone systems are a reliable and proven solution that many companies are still comfortable using. This is particularly true for large organisations who have the budget and infrastructure already in place, and an inhouse technical team who can manage and maintain the system as required.
If you’re a small business without the need of a complex set up, the simplicity and cost of a landline is appealing, as it can cover your basic phone needs. And you can’t beat the call quality of a landline phone when comparing it to a VoIP system.
Having a business landline also provides a greater sense of security. A landline phone can’t be hacked into like a VoIP service via the internet, which is typically a higher threat.
From a customer’s perspective, landline numbers suggest you are a reliable and stable business because of your fixed location.
If you require a more complex business phone system that includes advanced call features, you will need to invest heavily in PBX hardware or opt for a VoIP service. Landlines are also tied to specific locations, so you can’t keep them if you move premises.
VoIP relies on your internet connection to work, so if you don’t have high speed internet, then you’re better off sticking with landline.