Exactly what is the cloud? How does it differ from business VoIP and which will better serve your clients. No need to fear! V1 VoIP will break it all down for you!
Business VoIP is the latest technology that offers business enterprises an efficient telecommunication system at a relatively low cost. Conventional phone systems use circuits switched by PBX equipment and phone lines connected to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). VoIP, on the other hand, transmits voice over the company’s existing data network. The system converts the signal digitally and sends it by voice data packets through an Internet Protocol (IP). The fact is VoIP can also access the PSTN, allowing calls to reach conventional land lines.
Many useful features that are either costly or absent with traditional PBX systems are just standard with VoIP. These features include advanced call forwarding and electronic messaging, auto-attendant, three-way conferencing, Advanced Call Distribution (ACD), call routing etc. If your VoIP clients are a medium to large companies, or even a small and expanding one, they should seriously consider using a VoIP system for theirbusiness.
Cloud PBX is merely a phone service which is provided through the internet, and it is the phone service provider who is responsible for the maintenance of the client’s cloud PBX system. Cloud communications are Internet-based voice and data communications where telecommunications applications, switching and storage are hosted by a third-party outside your business premises.
Cloud PBX has all the features of a conventional telephone system including Caller ID, Voicemail and call routing. A benefit of Cloud PBX is scalability. It is enough if you initially buy the base system and add extensions and features as your business grows. With normal telephone systems it is necessary to pay more or install additional wiring to add another phone line, but this is not the case with a Cloud PBX system.
In view of the fact that Cloud PBX operates through the internet, you can have a telephone connected to the Cloud PBX without geographic limitations. Regardless whether you stay in the office or move around, if you have a Cloud PBX phone service you will not miss your calls. You can automatically have the Cloud PBX system call your mobile phone.
There are different versions or services available with the Cloud PBX system – Public Cloud PBX, Private Cloud PBX, and Hybrid Cloud PBX. Each of these Cloud PBX systems uses VoIP- technology, and offers a host of benefits. A cloud PBX phone system also allows users to get connected to VoIP handsets.
VoIP and basic Cloud PBX technology have been around for a few years, but the technology is still advancing making PBX systems increasingly popular. V1 VoIP offers both business VoIP and Cloud PBX to our resellers. To find out more about both of these offerings and which of them would be best for your clients, please contact V1 now so we can show you how beset to meet your clients’ needs!