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Blog // Connect Michigan

Michigan Businesses Taking a Hard Look at Internet Protocol (VoIP) Phone Systems

By Wil Payton

VoIP PhonesMany Michigan businesses are examining the pros and cons of transitioning from landline phones to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system.  Their motivation has little to do with being on the tech forefront and much to do with the fact that state lawmakers are considering a bill to phase out traditional landline phone services and replace them with VoIP.

A VoIP system uses the Internet instead of landlines. The IP phones may look like traditional office phones but they actually plug into an Internet connection via an Ethernet cable. The cost savings, mobility, and enhanced functionality, may, for many Michigan businesses, make the transition a viable option.

Below is an excerpt from a MiBiz.com article of the subject:

“VoIP technology is quite frankly an equalizer for small businesses trying to compete with their larger counterparts in the marketplace,” said Dave Jones, an executive at 50Tel, a Jackson-based VoIP provider that works with clients throughout the state including the parent company of MiBiz. “We are able to give a guy working out of his garage the same feel and functionality of a Fortune 500 company with very little upfront costs and a lower monthly investment.”

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