Hosted PBX introduction
When shopping for business phone service solutions, don't overlook the potential of hosted PBX services as a reasonable phone system alternative. For small, fast-growing, and/or highly-distributed businesses, hosted PBX services can in fact be the most cost-effective way to get a full suite of modern phone system features.
With a hosted PBX service there is no need for the bulky customer premise equipment (on-site telephone hardware) traditionally associated with PBX systems. Instead, incoming calls are routed first to a provider's data center then are swiftly sorted and forwarded to the appropriate extension at your office.
Hosted PBX services can go by many names: application service provider (ASP), software as a service (SaaS), virtual PBX, or cloud communications. Whatever the name, though, the idea remains the same: software and the hardware are hosted at your provider's data center and calls are routed to direct extensions using voice over the Internet protocol (VoIP) technology.
This BuyerZone Hosted PBX Buyer's Guide will help you understand the pros and cons of a hosted PBX, what features you should expect, how to compare different offerings and providers, and what you can expect to pay.
Once you know all the facts, we can connect you to hosted PBX providers who will compete for your business.