Why choose a business phone line over a domestic one?

Find out the benefits of having a business phone line, including improved rates and more responsive customer service.

If you're running a small business, you may think it's perfectly reasonable to use your domestic phone line for your business calls. However, a business phone line holds many advantages over a domestic phone line and will often cost you less! So what are the advantages of a business phone line?

Cheaper phone line packages

Business phone packages almost always represent better value for money compared to a domestic phone line package. As a business customer, you're likely to make and receive a higher volume of calls than a domestic customer. So, in order to offer a financial incentive for business customers, phone line suppliers have designed a range of cost effective, tailored packages specifically to suit small businesses.

A range of optional extras

Business phone lines are designed with small businesses in mind, which means you can add a range of extra features to your package. Some examples include:

  • Capped call charges to avoid overspend
  • Anonymous Caller Reject
  • 3-way calling
  • Call diversion, call waiting and caller display
  • Call management systems

A business phone line is tax deductible

Small businesses are allowed to deduct costs from their turnover that were incurred while attempting to raise revenue for the business. This includes utilities such as business phone lines and business call charges. However, if you use a domestic phone line, it is much harder to separate business use and personal use on a call-by-call basis.

Establish yourself as a trustworthy business

For those small business professionals who have a fixed address, a business phone line with a dedicated telephone number establishes your company as professional, trustworthy and committed. If your business phone doubles up as your home line, is everyone in your household answering the phone in a professional, business-like manner? Most importantly, could the home phone line get tied up with other family members making phone calls?

Maintain a healthy work / life balance

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is something many entrepreneurs and small business owners struggle with, so why make life more difficult? Don't get interrupted by work calls out-of-hours by making sure you keep your domestic and business phone lines completely separate.

Talk to our business saving experts

If you're still unsure whether a business phone line could benefit you, or if you simply want to know the best deals available, call us today on 0800 980 2092 and one of our business saving experts will gladly talk you through the options. All you need to do is choose the best landline deal for your business and we'll take care of the rest.

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