What Is Good to Know about Business Phone Systems

What Is Good to Know about Business Phone Systems

On-Premises PBX Phone System or Hosted (Virtual) PBX Phone Systems? This is a question. A hosted PBX phone system (also known as a virtual PBX phone system) delivers PBX functionality as a service, available over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and/or the internet. Hosted PBXs are typically provided by the telephone company, using equipment located in the premises of the telephone company’s exchange.

Hosted PBX Phone System Configuration

Hosted PBX telecom companies handle call routing, or switching, at their own location and are responsible for managing all of the PBX equipment and software involved in the virtual PBX phone system. Hosted PBX telephone services can function over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), over the Internet (hosted IP PBX via Internet telephony, or VoIP (Voice over IP), or over a combination of the two.

Disadvantages of Hosted PBX Phone System

One of the main downfalls to a Virtual PBX phone system is the lack of ownership of a the PBX. Since the telecommunications company owns and manages the switch, the customer is dependent on whether or not the telecom provider’s PBX solutions is running or if it fails.

Usually, the main (and probably – the only) advantage of Hosted PBX Phone System is that there is no need for a company to buy and install a costly and space-consuming business phone system. When they say that, they mean office phone system such as Avaya, Panasonic or Nortel, for instance. It’s true: those phone systems cost thousands of dollars, occupy lots of room and require additional wiring. However, in case of PBX Phone System from T-One this advantage becomes just the opposite:

  • The price of the PBX Phone System from T-One is $350
  • The size of the PBX Phone System from T-One is very small – can easily fit in your palm – couldn’t be smaller!
  • There is no extra room required!
  • There is no additional wiring needed!

Surprisingly, an established business will often find that in reality hosted PBX phone system is more expensive than an on-premises PBX phone system: the net present value of a hosted PBX phone system over a few years may be 10 times higher that of an on-premises solution.

More Cons

  • A hosted PBX phone system may not be able to keep up with demand or company growth. As a business grows and starts to integrate new applications, hosted PBX telephony providers cannot accommodate the integration because any problem will affect not only the originating company but also the provider’s other customers on the network.
  • Very often a company needs more flexibility than hosted PBX Phone System could provide: the company’s hosted PBX provider required 24 hours for feature changes or auto attendant updates.
  • An on-premises PBX phone system provides faster speeds and allows for the integration of custom applications, such as CRM. It may happen if, let’s say, a business wants to add call recording and mobile communications applications that challenges the limits of their hosted PBX telecommunication services provider.

So, it’s your choice, your decision. But please keep in mind that:

T-One Corporation will be happy to install PBX Phone System in your office anywhere in the GTA: Toronto, Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgina, King, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitby.

Take advantage of both traditional and Internet technologies in one revolutionary hybrid PBX Phone System from T-One because:

  • Business Phone System Toronto – telephony of tomorrow that is at your service today
  • Business Phone System Toronto – awesome savings on your telecommunication bills
  • Business Phone System Toronto – simply a small computer box
  • Business Phone System Toronto – no need in any additional wiring
  • Business Phone System Toronto – hundreds of FREE telephone services

If you have any questions or want to get a free quote please contact us:

Phone: 1-888-989-TONE (8663)
Email: info@t-one.ca
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