Hosted Phone Systems
A hosted phone system is simply a private branch exchange (PBX) system that is provided to you by a service provider, rather than using equipment stored on-site at your business like traditional PBX.
One option is for you to hire a telephone company for and use its equipment, while another is for you to switch over to Internet-based telephoning and a virtual phone system. Hosted phone systems hold a number of advantages over traditional phone systems for small businesses.
Hosted Phone Systems For Small Businesses
If you are set on using a traditional phone system, you’ll need to purchase equipment and possibly hire personnel to operate your system. In contrast, using a hosted phone system means that you are making use of your service provider’s equipment.
As a result, you face significantly less start-up costs for using hosted phone systems compared to traditional phone systems. Furthermore, costs spent on hiring people to hook up your traditional phone system properly are another concern that vanishes if you choose a hosted phone system.
Since you are using your service provider’s equipment if you have a hosted phone system, you do not need to worry about maintenance. Regular maintenance is vital for traditional phone systems because it helps catch issues that can cause system-wide breakdowns if permitted to develop into problems. You do not need to worry about this with a hosted phone system because the service provider takes responsibility for updates and maintenance. On the same note, service providers are likely better than you are at these tasks, both because they specialize in them and because they can afford to devote more resources to such concerns.
Businesses like to use phone systems because they offer numerous benefits, such as ease in reaching the right people and more powerful direction mechanisms for outsiders calling in. Hosted phone systems boast the same features as traditional phone systems at a smaller portion of the cost. You can use the same calling features such as caller ID, conference calls, and call screening offered by traditional phone systems with a hosted phone system.
Virtual phone systems hosted on the service provider’s servers offer one last advantage in that your employees can connect to your phone system from anytime and anywhere in the world. You can do away with a physical premise entirely using a phone system hosted through the Internet.
- You can rent PBX services rather than buying and then setting up your own.
- Hosted phone systems cost less and are more convenient than their traditional counterparts.
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