With the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus), work from home and work remotely is redefining the business world. Many offices are scrambling to keep their workers up and running from home. While using personal devices at first worked, many at home workers long to go back to their business identity. Where your coworkers are a small extension dial away. And bosses are looking for ways to keep their communications more secure. They have a need to protect their community.
If you think about your office life prior to COVID-19, you easily saw who was available to talk and who wasn’t. Either by a glance around the office, or through a collaborative portal that shows you other users’ presence. Unfortunately, many workers now face a certain degree of isolation.
So how can you use Hosted Service to work remotely from home? Well, VoIP allows you to work in ways that were impossible a number of years ago. Thanks to Hosted VoIP, you can easily work remotely and from home, while maintaining your business identity as if you are at your office.
How can Hosted Service help me work remotely from home?
Because Hosted Service works over the internet, there are three simple and effective ways to start working remotely from home.
In addition to a softphone client, many service providers also offer a phone application for your personal device. This app allows you to make and receive calls and texts using your business phone number.
RyTel offers an easy-to-use and effective application to make and receive your business calls and text messages. Through our app, you can also quickly see if your coworkers are online. Plus you can update your status, check voicemails, and change your greetings and answering rules. It’s simple, yet powerful!
- Simply take your office Hosted phone home.
Make sure that your employer allows this. In some cases, your employer may be worried about security issues if employees were to take their office equipment home.
Alternatively, your hosted service provider should be able to assist in setting up your now remote workforce. For example, when one of RyTel’s customers needed their entire office working from home as soon as possible (due to COVID-19), we were able to get their phone system installed in two different states in less than a week!
- Use a softphone client.
Many Hosted service providers have a softphone client for their customers to use. Such as RyTel’s webphone, which is accessible anywhere with a browser and internet connection. Essentially turning any device into your business phone.
- There’s an app for that!
In addition to a softphone client, many service providers also offer a phone application for your personal cellular device. This app allows you to make and receive calls and texts using your business phone number.
RyTel offers an easy-to-use and effective application to make and receive your business calls and text messages. Through our app, you can also quickly see if your coworkers are online, update your status, check voicemails, and change your greetings and answering rules. It’s simple, yet powerful!
As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
As you can see, working remotely from home (and anywhere in the world for that matter), is as simple as choosing from one of the three options above. Be sure to choose the option that works best for your needs and is secure enough for your business. In short, you and your team will be working remotely just as efficiently as if you were in-office.
If you need help getting your newly remote workforce operational at home, call RyTel today: 801-662-0363! We love helping people just like you get the solutions you need!