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The Top 5 Advantages of Hosted VoIP Compared to PBX

April 22nd, 2015


While the telecom industry is continually evolving, all signs now point to hosted VoIP being the wave of the future. In addition to the POTS network going offline soon, there are also many other key advantages that hosted VoIP offers over traditional PBX phone systems. Below are the five biggest advantages to using hosted VoIP:

Hosted VoIP offers a much lower upfront cost compared to a traditional PBX system. This is largely due to the fact that VoIP does not require expensive cards for each feature and group of phone lines. In fact, the only upfront costs associated with VoIP is related to the actual phones that your business will use. Typically, this will save you thousands of dollars; funds that you can reinvest in your organization.

With hosted VoIP, you can take advantage of extreme scalability. VoIP grows very easily with your organization. When you need to expand and procure additional phone lines, all you need to do is purchase another phone and add a line to your bill. There is no need to worry about whether your PBX cards are able to handle another line or if you will be required to purchase another expensive card in order to handle it. This helps you to save money and time while growing at the speed that is best for you.

Online Management
Due to the fact that hosted VoIP is an Internet-based product, it can be managed easily through an online portal. This means that you can benefit from the ability to change your voicemail and set up call forwarding when you are not in the office. You can even edit the information that is associated with each of your phone lines. Such an online portal can be accessed securely from any location, meaning it can travel with you.

Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
DID is easily one of the coolest features offered by VoIP. In addition to everyone in your organization being able to be reached through the attendant at an extension, DID also provides each person with a unique number that can be dialed at his or her desk. This highly beneficial feature comes standard with every VoIP system and can prove to be invaluable for sales representatives, while also making the Find Me Follow Me feature work even better.

Unified Messaging
With unified messaging, you can also use the Internet to its full advantage. With this feature, audio files of any new voicemails you receive can be sent to you in an email. If you need to work offsite but still want to be able to check your voicemail from any location, this feature can prove to be incredibly valuable and convenient.

These are just a few of the many benefits you can enjoy with hosted VoIP compared to a traditional PBX-based phone system. If you would like to learn more about how a hosted VoIP system can assist your business, please contact us at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at

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