VoIP – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
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BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device which allows customers to use their own piece of hardware when they sign up for network and VoIP services from a provider. In a corporate environment, companies allow employees to bring their own piece of hardware or devices, which includes laptops, smartphones and other personal devices. By allowing employees to use their own personal devices for work-related issues, companies save a lot of money in addition to several other benefits. BYOD, for VoIP, is no different.
VoIP – BYOD Functionality
A subset of the VoIP service providers provides BYOD functionality for VoIP services. Fortunately, VoIP.ms is one such service provider which allows customers to use their own piece of hardware that they already have on hands. We allow customers to use close to any SIP ready device that they have for their service offerings.
Advantages of BYOD for VoIP
1. Cost Savings
This is one of the biggest advantages while choosing BYOD for your business VoIP. Buying new equipment from a VoIP service provider can cost businesses unnecessary overhead. By having BYOD, businesses can also reduce a significant amount of IT and upgrade costs related to VoIP.
Using BYOD with VoIP allow users to access cloud and their VoIP systems even when they are not at work. Also, with the increased usage of smartphones, employees love to work from their own mobile devices. Working with mobile devices provides convenience to them, as they are no longer required to be on their desk all the time.
By adopting BYOD, employees are free to use whichever device they feel they are comfortable with. Since they already know how to navigate through their devices, they can perform the required task more quickly as opposed to the time required for unfamiliar devices. Using your own device at work ensures that there is less struggle with IT as well as close to no learning curve.
With BYOD, you can use and enable all of the services, which you would usually do with your traditional phone set provided by your service provider. In this economy, where businesses strive and find it difficult to be cost-effective, it simply doesn't get any better than this.