(PRWEB) March 29, 2013
A hosted PBX system is a great investment for businesses looking to save money on their monthly phone bills. A hosted PBX is a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solution that uses the Internet to place and receive phone calls. Internet calling is much cheaper than old analog telephone calling, and offers more business features like call waiting and cheap Internet faxing (IP faxing).
VoIP writer Rachel Greenberg explains that a hosted PBX is literally “hosted” by the VoIP provider. That is, all of the hardware is located off-site and maintained by the VoIP provider, which saves the company space in the office and maintenance fees. It used to be that an office would need to own and maintain their own PBX (private branch exchange), the central switchboard of the office phone system, but with a hosted PBX, everything depends on cloud technology, instead.
There are plenty of good hosted PBX providers out there for a company to chose from, but The Digest is here to announce the top 5 best hosted PBX providers on the market.
Vocalocity offers some of the cheapest hosted PBX services, with rates at $14.99/month per extension for each additional extension after the first main line. Vocalocity is unique in their dedication to incorporating mobile extensions into the central office PBX. With Vocalocity, remote employees can have their own virtual extensions included in the main PBX.
RingCentral is great business VoIP provider for small to large companies. RingCentral has three major plans to fit any size business. There is the small business plan for 2-19 users for $29.99/month per extension, the medium-size business plan for 20-99 users for $21.99/month per extension, and the large business plan of 100+ users for $19.99/month per extension. RingCentral also includes IP faxing along with their hosted PBX package, which is a great money-saving option for businesses both big and small.
3. 8x8, Inc
8x8, Inc is the perfect hosted PBX provider for companies with international offices. Under 8x8, Inc’s Unlimited Extension plan, businesses can use unlimited calling within the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom for only $29.99/month per extension. 8x8, Inc also offers a Global Extension plan for $79.99/month per extension, which offer cheap calling rates to over 40 international countries like France, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo.
VoIP.com offers some of the lowest rates for office extensions out there. A standard hosted PBX package runs for $17.95/month per extension with a two year agreement. One-year agreements are also available, which run for $19.95/month per extension. VoIP.com is a great option for companies looking for both short-term and long-term solutions.
Improcom.com’s hosted PBX supports free unlimited calling throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Improcom.com offers plans based on minute use with three main plans. There is the small plan of 250 minutes for $19.95/month per extension, the medium plan of 600 minutes for $24.95/month per extension, and the unlimited plan of $29.95/month per extension.
Improcom also provides a one-year warranty on all equipment sold, such as headsets and softphones, for companies that want to update their phones along with their PBX phone service.