Hosted VoIP Connects Your Lone Rangers with the Home Fort

Hosted VoIP connects remote employees with the rest of the companyIf your office feels like the Wild West, with colleagues working onsite and off, then consider the advantages of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology in fostering a more collaborative work environment.

Hosted VoIP phone systems help employees—even those manning lonely outposts—to stay connected with other workers.

“8x8 VoIP gives my small business the freedom to be in several locations at once—with two home offices and one remote—and still be connected with our customers like we are one office building,” says Charles Pellicci, owner of a San Francisco Bay Area Grout Doctor business. “It’s amazing!”

Let VoIP Be Your Kemosabe

Today’s VoIP technology enhances effective collaboration. Seamless operations thrive on connectivity, which ultimately helps close business deals. A perfect example recently occurred when a customer traveling in the U.K. realized that his mobile phone wasn’t set up for international operation, but he could still use hosted VoIP provider 8x8’s mobile app to get full access to his office communications.

“As I sat drinking coffee—at, of all places, a Starbucks in Liverpool—it hit me,” says Gary V. Nicolas, managing partner at Secant Healthcare “I have the 8x8 VoIP app on my phone!”

“I quickly purchased Internet access from a large British provider, launched the 8x8 application, dialed into my mobile device, and forwarded all mobile calls to my office phone,” he says. “For the next three days, as long as I had Internet connectivity, I was in complete communication back to the United States. Anyone that called my office or mobile number was instantly connected to me on my mobile phone, using Wi-iFi and the 8x8 Android app. I even was able to locate my missing team member, who was still sitting in NYC, waiting for a flight!”

Nicolas was able to carry on, business-as-usual—with no missed calls or lost opportunities. The Lone Ranger rides again.

Saddle Up With VoIP

In the days of the Wild West, deep-pocketed tycoons like the Lone Ranger’s Latham Cole would stop at nothing to expand their power and influence. The Lone Ranger and Tonto would have loved hosted VoIP. Businesses can expand, and at the same time, reduce their communications costs. Plus, it would have been a lot faster and easier for the two riders to collaborate remotely while fighting for truth and justice. Modern business champions like Northwest Woods’ Eileen Madden, whose company expanded rapidly, also saddle up with 8x8 business VoIP to smooth the transition.

“When our company transitioned from being a small branch of a large company into its own business, it was quite chaotic,” she says. “In less than six months we had to learn several new accounting systems, go live and become a self-supporting company. 8x8 phones were instrumental in helping with that transition. Our 8x8 office phone system is reliable, clear and supports our many conference calls. I also love the capability to administer and monitor our phone system online,” she says.

Keep Riding Strong with VoIP

The Lone Ranger and Tonto collaborated against the forces of greed and injustice. Your team can allow lone rangers to work on their own and yet collaborate with co-workers seamlessly and cost effectively. Business VoIP also enables cost-effective and efficient expansion. Hi-Ho, Silver! Away!

Learn how hosted VoIP can drive your growing business.

Debbie Jo Severin


Debbie Jo is the Vice President of Marketing at 8x8 and is responsible for 8x8’s marketing strategies and operations driving awareness and adoption of the company’s communication services. Debbie Jo thoroughly enjoys bringing the 8x8 brand alive in a way that brings real customers, real value. [...] Read More >

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