(PRWEB) October 24, 2013
As Voice over Internet Protocol takes center stage in the arena of business telephone systems, more "VoIP" service providers are offering to host the exchange mechanism, called a Private Branch Exchange (PBX), offsite. This further reduces the initial setup-cost of switching over to the groundbreaking VoIP technology, while allowing companies to remain scalable, without the responsibility of maintenance and repair. After reviewing the customer service reviews, pricing, and features of the nations top Hosted PBX VoIP providers, the telecom experts at VoIPMechanic.com announce the "Top Three Hosted PBX Providers."
1. Jive Communications
Jive Communications provides unified, enterprise-class communications solutions, nationwide. Rates start at $19.95/month and come packed with powerful efficiency tools to further reduce overhead. In the public sector Jive offers hosted PBX service to education, and government institutions combining voice, data, video, and email into a unified, state-of-the-art communications system at a fraction of the cost of a traditional legacy communications systems. Jive’s proprietary "Core" is a cloud-based, hosted services platform that complies with all applicable federal rules and regulations, and provides a "zero outlay option" of set-up capital for qualified Priority-1 funding candidates.
Vocalocity Hosted PBX solutions start at $19.99/month, and boasts clients such as the American Red Cross. For businesses that operate a large, mobile workforce Vocalocity Virtual Extensions start at $14.99/month, and allow for seamless integration with Smartphones. Employees can access client data, access email, and route calls through the main office with Direct Dial. Virtual PBX from Vocalocity was designed with particular industries and professions in mind such as realtors, insurance companies, and other must-be-mobile careers. Mobile workforce solutions can reduce office overhead by reducing square footage for deskspace, and eliminating the expense of purchasing, maintaining, and repairing the cumbersome traditional Private Branch Exchange (PBX) in the office.
3. 8x8, inc.
8x8, inc. hosted PBX business systems do more than handle calls. They provide complete solutions from sales to support, implementation to operation. 8x8 offers many business plans starting at $19.99/month to suit any sized business. The "Home Office" plan is designed with features to suit freelancers, contractors, consultants, notaries, and other on-the-go professionals like advanced call-forwarding and virtual-secretary. For SMB’s 8x8 designed their hosted service plans to allow for multiple "virtual office" extensions and area codes, department call- routing, and multi-party video-conferencing. For larger, enterprise-class clients 8x8 includes features like call centers, distributed workforce connection, and CRM integration. All hosted business services from 8x8 can be easily managed via web-portal by a single administrator with the touch of a button. Add, subtract, or alter lines in seconds, and put an end to the long list of service visits that plague most legacy systems.
The standard features that come included with most hosted PBX business VoIP service can dramatically reduce overhead, not only with a lower monthly bill for service, but by streamlining efficiency, and reducing initial setup expenses and office space. While the aforementioned providers do not require contracts, the best deals are certainly to be had by those willing to make some sort of extended service agreement. As all providers offer different features and pricing, consumers should consult more than one provider before selecting a service provider.