Selecting Your VoIP Provider
I believe it is but natural for us to select our VoIP providers.
As in anything else, we have to be sure that what we will be spending
our money for will be worth the money we parted with. Anyway when
it comes to selecting your VoIP provider, I think the difference
between providers will not be so far away, as to have some providers
to stand apart from other providers. More or less VoIP providers
are on the same level and if there will be any difference; it would
be not that much.
If you have to consider, VoIP is entirely a new type of service
communication. This new technology that is internet based, is now
making waves everywhere because of its low cost and quality of service.
If you try to consider the newness of this kind of service to the
industry, it will not take you long to figure out that these providers
will still have to adjust themselves to this
kind of business as most people might just be hesitant to try this
Now, the best thing to do in trying to gauge the best kind of VoIP
provider for you, just in case you might already be in the process
of selecting your VoIP provider to install your VoIP System, is
to go to internet reviews. You can go to the many sites found in
the internet that do reviews for different services including VoIP.
Be careful however, to note any biases in the review. You have to
consider that VoIP is a new service, thus many are taking advantage
of this kind of service to advance their own interest.
As much as possible, when you read a review, just take down some
notes that you think is quite something that is bad for a certain
provider if you have taken down this fact, you can then read other
reviews. And if happens that there have been several reviews pointing
to this same provider having the same negative service, then surely,
something might be wrong with this kind of a provider. There are
actually many things that can be made against a particular provider.
One, is the attitude maybe of some of its employees towards their
customers which might not be known by owners of the company. Another
might be in terms of sub standard hardware that the providers provide
for their customers. Still another might be the lack of technical
know how of the providers in terms of their Work.
In looking for review site, there are VoIP provider site that has
review sites. You can be sure that reviews in this site will be
in favor with the site owner, since they cannot just afford to say
something bad about themselves. This is natural as I have already
tried to browse reviews of site owners who happen to have a VoIP
services themselves. You can also look for independent reviews of
VoIP sites but I think as of now, it would be hard to find a truly
independent review site for VoIP service providers. Indeed, there
are sites that claim to be not in any way related to any VoIP provider
company, but who knows?
But the question here is how do we know that they are not in any
way related to any VoIP providers? Of course, we can say that they
do not have any relation. But how about if there might be some sort
of a financial arrangement to make a review alleging bad things
to a certain provider and good things for another? Surely, we just
cannot be sure, right? But when we see consistent negative feedbacks
from a particular provider in the many reviews that you read in
different sites, then that is another matter.
Now, after you have reviewed the many sites in the internet, the
next step for you is to get feedback offline. You can do this by
asking your friends, officemates, and business associates if they
know of anybody who might have already known of a dependable VoIP
provider. If you happen to have gotten already a VoIP provider and
you do not like the service, it is easy for you to cut off his services.
Majority of VoIP providers do not have any disconnection charges.
Going back to the internet reviews, and to the offline recommendation
of your friends and relatives for the best possible VoIP provider,
you can now make your top picks for your provider. The idea is to
cut your selection to the best 3 provider based on the reviews and
recommendations and from there; you can now go about selecting if
who among your top 3 picks will be your VoIP provider.