What phone system is best for your business? You have four different phone systems to choose from. Whether it is a traditional PBX system OR VOIP Phone
Hybrid IP PBX systems
This system provides traditional digital handsets and phones lines plus IP technology. Often referred to as hybrid business systems.
Created for IP handsets and IP connectivity.
Hosted Phone System
An IP solution in which an actual phone system is not required. This is a cloud-based telephony system.
Used Phone System
A previously used system still in good working order. Tested and guaranteed.
Businesses are moving to VoIP Phone technology as a communications system that’s affordable and versatile. For small business though it’s good to talk to our experts to understand if a VoIP will be cost-effective for your needs. It can be dependant on the equipment and infrastructure your enterprise needs to install to be able to set up a VoIP system. For a good understanding of your options call We The IT Team today.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR A BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM?
The price will be dependant on many factors. Such as the phone brand, number of handsets, model of handset and if you rent or buy. We The IT Team offers different pricing solutions platforms. You can buy, rent or lease. For some price comparisons, a standard hybrid system with 4 handsets would begin around $20 to $30 per week. And an 8 handset system around $30 to $40 per week. These prices include everything;
Our expert business phone system team are ready to give you an idea of price over the phone. And we can provide a detailed spec quote free of charge. Agreed price and no hidden fees.
NUMBER OF PHONE LINES
The number of lines needed will be vital to make your business run as you want it. For example, you might have 6 employees, if they are all on the phone simultaneously and another person phones your office they get an engaged signal. Which in today’s business world is not a good look. Also depending on your business, you may need an additional phone line for EFTPOS. And most businesses need a phone line for the internet (ADSL).
This is also a chance to decide if a VoIP is best for your business as the more lines you need the bigger your line rentals and phone call costs will be. VoIP eliminates these costs as all handsets work from the one line.
DIGITAL OR IP HANDSETS?
IP handsets have a network switch inside them which makes them more expensive than digital handsets which have no chip. Both handsets often look the same it’s just that their connection is different, in that they connect to the PBX or switch. For small business often the cost-saving for digital handsets make them more appealing. They are around 20% less expensive than IP handsets.
WHAT IS THE BEST SME PHONE SYSTEM?
Choosing the right phone system will make your day to day business run smoothly and efficiently. To know what system is going to achieve this means understanding your business needs. For example, do your employees work in one office or in different locations? Do you need to route calls? Or have conference call phones?
More importantly for you to think about are the features that will enable your business to run at its peak.
- Instant messaging
- Automated attendant
- Receive calls from smartphones or tablets
- Video or web conferencing support
- Voicemail to email or text message
- Paging and intercom