Signing up phone service for a church establishment can get a little tricky. Since you are not signing up a standard residential plan, you must explore business options, however, these can often cost thousands of dollars. This is often not an option, especially for a new congregation just getting starting. Fortunately, there is an innovative new option available.
One new option definitely worth exploring is the rather new innovation of phone service through the internet. There are different way sit can be utilized. For example, one company sends you an adapter you simply plug in to your USB port and you can operate call functions either on the on screen navigator or on your landline phone, whatever is best for you. There are also other features such as internet fax that works in similar ways. The options are usually very inexpensive, often giving options for five year plans for as low as $50- yes, $50 for the entire time frame with no monthly bill. Perhaps the best feature with this type of option is the fact that, in the even that you must travel, perhaps in the case of a missionary effort, all you need to do is take the adaptor with you, plug it into any computer anywhere with internet access, and your already established telephone number is available to be called by your local congregants. There is also the option to purchase international minutes at a very low rate.
In the new global society we find ourselves in, most organizations are now available online. Since you are most likely employing the services of an internet service provider, it only makes sense to utilize this service by taking advantage of all it has to offer. By taking the time to research the option to use the internet to provide your phone service, you are one step closer to saving your non profit organization a lot of money over the lifetime of it’s existence. Business phone service is expensive. Don’t let it absorb funds that could be utilized spreading the gospel of the kingdom of God!