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What type of Phone System is right for me

You don’t need to know the technical details of phone systems to choose the right one for your organization. Searching for phone systems is often confusing for first time buyers. With all the acronyms, technical jargon, and academic debates, it’s hard to get a clear answer to the question that’s inevitably on your mind. What business phone system is right for me?

Copper Wire Phone Systems

What is it?
Copper wire or “landline” phone systems are still a popular choice for many businesses.

Advantages:
Copper wire systems offer features that they originally popularized, such as caller ID, call forwarding, call blocking, call hold, conferencing, voicemail, and international calling. Copper wire phone systems are more reliable than hosted and on-premise solutions. Phone lines stay up longer and fail less than Internet connections.

Disadvantages:
Copper wire phone systems do not suffer from a lack of basic features, but they are limited in terms of advanced abilities. While many hosted phone systems offer integrations with some of the leading third party platforms, copper wire phone systems might not even allow you to send your voicemail to your email. The costs of copper wire phone systems are generally (1) more expensive than hosted in upfront expenditure and (2) more costly on a monthly basis than on-premise options. Landline phone systems require you to purchase hardware, lines, and other infrastructure upfront. Like on-premise solutions, a copper wire phone system will require maintenance and upkeep by either IT employees or phone company staff.

Hosted Phone Systems

What is it?
Hosted phone systems do not require storing hardware on your property. Instead, the servers that power your phone system are “hosted” by the service provider at off site locations. The only hardware you have on site are the phones themselves.

Advantages:
For the average small to medium sized business, a hosted phone system is the answer for those who lack the technical know-how or resources to run advanced phone servers. Customer support is built into the service itself. Hosted phone systems require less money to get started. You don’t have to purchase any expensive hardware upfront. This lack of upfront expenditure saves small businesses thousands of dollars in startup fees.

On-Premise Phone Systems

What is it?
When the entire phone system is on the premises of your business, hence the name.

Advantages:
An on-premise phone system can cost less over time. The cost to entry for on-premise phone systems is higher than other services, because you have to actually buy the servers that power the phones. However, the monthly phone bill for an on-premise system can cost less than other options on the market. Over time, you’ll probably end up saving money, as the cheaper monthly costs will ultimately underwrite the initial expenditure on the hardware. Another advantage of on-premise phone systems is the ability to customize the service.

Disadvantages:
You are essentially on your own when it comes to maintenance and repair. It’s something to keep in mind that the servers themselves will need maintenance and repair work, which drains money and manpower.

If you still have questions about which type of phone system might be right for you, contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now. We are happy to put you in touch with a reseller in your area.

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VoIP Cloud Hosted PBX Systems are Popular

V1 VoIP sees cloud hosted PBX phone systems gain popularity with resellers for businesses

As the cloud hosted PBX market grows in popularity, V1 VoIP has seen a surge of our resellers deploying our systems for their business customers. This is due to a growing number of open source and hosted PBX options. Here’s why the cloud hosted PBX trend might is gaining strength in popularity:

More For Less Money
It all comes down to the bottom line and that’s why V1 VoIP hosted PBX solutions are popular. Today’s enterprise business customer can leverage PBX services against credible alternatives—such as on-premise PBX, open-source PBX, and landline systems—resulting in a significant advantage in terms of pricing and features. For many companies, the ability to treat such PBX systems as an operating expense is sure to improve bottom lines across the board.

Many Businesses are Falling in Love with Hosted PBX
As many businesses face the task of replacing their existing PBX systems, they are searching for ways to manage and unify communication needs in a more streamlined and simplified manner.

Improvements in VoIP
Cloud-based PBX offers excellent improvements in VoIP quality and robustness by doing away with the on-site server in favor of a robust and resilient cloud environment. The result is a system that offers increased uptime and robust fail over capability. V1 VoIP has seen first hand businesses move away from POTS-based infrastructure in favor of IP-based telephony.

Unified Communications (UC)
Hosted PBX represents the first step in the UC process, allowing companies to smoothly transition to cloud-based alternatives without making unreasonable compromises. For many companies, the ultimate goal involves creating a robust ecosystem that brings together all the essential and desirable UC elements in an advanced and economical yet streamlined way.

V1 VoIP offers the practicality of a VoIP solution in a personalized package designed to meet your business needs. Contact V1 VoIP now to find out more about how we can boost your reseller business with cloud hosted PBX systems for businesses.

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Move to V1 VoIP Hosted PBX With Confidence

Move your business to a V1 VoIP cloud hosted PBX system with complete confidence

By making the switch from traditional telephone service to V1 VoIP, you can easily, conveniently and seamlessly connect satellite offices together without expensive capital and changing out existing equipment, and consolidate data and voice bills to save money on useless phone features and long distance per-minute charges with the V1 VoIP cloud hosted PBX services. If you run a small to medium-sized business, you are already likely aware of the benefits of a Virtual PBX System.

With powerful features, full scalability, flexibility, and cost savings, the reasons to switch to a V1 VoIP virtual cloud based hosted PBX phone system are compelling. The V1 VoIP system will not only simplify the infrastructure, but save you money. And at the end of the day, it’s all about the bottom line.

To stay current with business demands, making the move to VoIP is inevitable. But where and how you move are critical considerations for your business. Not all VoIP providers are the same when it comes to the experience, skill and infrastructure required to effectively and efficiently provision and support VoIP solutions. With V1, you will find an experienced partner who can help your business transition successfully.

For further assistance, to take a free demo of our services and hosted PBX solutions, or to start your Hosted PBX System / Virtual PBX System, contact a representative from the V1 VoIP team today and take your business into the cloud.

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