(PRWEB) October 04, 2013
A massive wave of US businesses have switched their office telephone systems to Voice over Internet Protocol, or simply, “VoIP”. One standout option of the cheap Internet phone service is having the Private Branch Exchange (PBX) hosted offsite by the VoIP provider. “Hosted PBX” transfers the cost and responsibility of maintaining and housing the call routing equipment to the provider, rather than the customer. After reviewing the service ratings, plan features, and monthly rates of the nation’s top Hosted PBX providers, VoIPMechanic.com announces the top three Hosted PBX providers for VoIP.
1. OnePipe Telecom
OnePipe Telecom Hosted PBX starts at $25.00/month. OnePipe is a unified telecommunications provider specializing in Hosted PBX, and SIP trunking. In an interview with VoIPMechanic, President and CEO Jed Stafford stated; “The days of the traditional telephone cartel monopolies, and the astronomical price setting are over. VoIP service is cheap, versatile, and with hosted PBX, it’s now even easier for our clients.”
Stafford should know, he oversaw the building of the OnePipe Telecom network from the ground up, and has seen a shift in his customer base from Onsite to hosted PBX service in recent months. “Clients feel secure that their service will be clear and consistent without having to employ their own IT department to address any issue that might arise, and they enjoy the extra office space.” OnePipe currently offers hosted PBX service free for 60 days to qualified companies, to demonstrate the cost-efficiency and quality of their hosted PBX service.
2. Jive Communications
Jive Communications Hosted PBX service brings world class reliability, US-based tech support, and unlimited calling anywhere in the US. Public sector organizations can receive free IP equipment from Jive to lower their initial investment when switching to cloud-based computing. And preconfigured handsets can be loaded with productivity-enhancing features in the education and government markets.
Jive Hosted PBX plans start at $19.95/month, and come with tons of features that help a business maximize productivity, and minimize overhead. Jive Hosted VoIP is delivered far more cheaply that legacy systems, and offers a fully-managed cloud-based communications system, for any sized business.
RingCentral Hosted PBX service starts at $24.99/month with a 30-day free trial. The service easily integrates with popular CRMs like Salesforce, Microsoft Office & Outlook, Google, Box, and Dropbox. Their Standard Plan includes 1000 minutes of calling with unlimited Internet faxing, business SMS, conferencing, and US-based premium support.
In comparison to a legacy or on-premise system, a hosted PBX system from RingCentral can save up to 60% in telephony and call management expenses in the first year alone. And although the hardware, setup, and configuration responsibilities are shifted to RingCentral experts, the ongoing management and configuration of the system are designed for easy self-management by the customer via web portal.
A hosted PBX system saves time, labor, money, and office space for businesses of any size or scale. And as business VoIP providers multiply in the VoIP marketplace, more providers are willing to shoulder the responsibility of the PBX maintenance and let businesses conduct their primary mission without the added concern of on-premise hardware. Plans and features vary, so always consult with more than one provider to find the most suitable provider.