If you’re yet to embrace mobile VoIP, now is a good time. According to FinancesOnline, there were 1 billion users in 2017 – and the number of users is estimated to reach 3 billion by 2021.

Its increasing adoption is driven by many factors, particularly the large savings made possible with the technology. A study found that the average business will save $1,727 monthly on mobile and long-distance calls by using softphones or VoIP apps.

What is Mobile VoIP?

Mobile VoIP basically refers to a VoIP experience involving the use of VoIP or internet telephony on a handset or smartphone device. In a lot of cases, this involves configuring a mobile device to make VoIP calls (usually through an app) using Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G network.

5 Reasons to Use Mobile VoIP

Here are some of the most convincing reasons to go with a mobile VoIP solution:

  1. You enjoy cheaper and clearer call rates while working remotely: Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot more businesses now have the majority of their employees working remotely or from home. Using mobile VoIP ensures you don’t have to be glued to the office to use your organization’s VoIP network. With 3CX, for example, you can easily enjoy the same quality VoIP service anywhere by installing the 3CX smartphone app on your Android or iOS device: you get the same quality service anywhere you are, without having to be tied down to your office.
  2. Skip the extra hardware and setups: There’s no need to invest in specialist devices or equipment that takes up space and costs money. You only need a smartphone, internet connectivity, and the relevant VoIP app.
  3. Enjoy consistent call quality when traveling or when you change location: When you use mobile VoIP, you can travel to any country (even if your favorite mobile network service does not have a presence there) and you’d be fine. You can be in a rural area where mobile networks are unstable. It doesn’t matter. As long as you can connect to the Internet, you’ll enjoy clear, high quality calls at the same cheap rates.
  4. No roaming: One of the major pet peeves of making and receiving calls outside the geographical coverage area of a mobile network provider is roaming costs — which often costs several times more than the actual call costs at home. This problem is eliminated completely with mobile VoIP; using the same smartphone, you enjoy better quality calls at the same cheap rate regardless of your location.
  5. You can have the same number everywhere: Apps like that from 3CX allow you to take advantage of the one number concept. In other words, your mobile VoIP can be an extension of your office VoIP; this allows for seamless communication on the go without employees having to share their personal phone numbers.

Bamidele Onibalusi is a Google-certified digital marketer and an Hubspot-certified freelance writer with passion for the tech industry. You can follow him on Twitter: @youngprepro.