There is a belief that implementing IP Long Distance is a time-consuming process, fraught with technical issues. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Over time, as networks and equipment have improved, IP Long Distance implementation has become a remarkably straightforward process. You might be surprised to learn that, when handled by an experienced provider, IP Long Distance can be up and working in as little as 20 minutes.
Quite literally, all that is required these days is an exchange of IP addresses to get a customer rolled over to IP Long Distance.
When working with an experienced provider, the steps are simple:
- Your technology team will meet with the provider’s technology team to discuss requirements.
- IP addresses are then plugged in, and provider and customer find each other.
- Then, checking trace routes takes place to ensure there are no issues or concerns.
The move to IP Long Distance has been a good one for most companies. Small, medium, and large companies have gained efficient and cost-effective communication by utilizing the Internet. Regional and smaller telecommunications companies have also gained cost advantages and new market opportunities by offering IP Long Distance to their customers.
Ask for a 30-Day Trial
Your organization, too, may decide the time is right to move to IP Long Distance. As with any business system transition, make sure your provider offers a reasonable trial period, just to make sure you can make all the tests you need. A 30-day trial should offer the time needed to make an informed determination of whether IP Long Distance is the right choice for your business.
Any company making the transition to IP Long Distance needs to test before committing. Trial testing will help you find a partner with the right level of experience and allows for a much smoother transition to an IP system when the time comes for you to make the switch.
Even if you decide the time is not right just yet, a trial can give you a sound basis for making a future determination. You will also have a better understanding of which IP Long Distance providers will be the best to work with in the future.
Make Sure You Are Not Charged for the Trial
Most established IP Long Distance providers will welcome your request for a free trial. Make the inquiry.
If the provider is hesitant to offer a free trial, find another company that will. Keep in mind that the IP Long Distance provider who is more than happy to provide a free trial-test period has confidence in their network and is likely your best choice.
By taking this no-risk approach to adopting IP Long Distance, you’ll be in a prime position to decide whether this is the move for you and your company.