Typically, your business phone system will last no more than fifteen years. This isn’t bad in comparison to other pieces of technology, but sooner or later you will have to face your system’s end of life. Unfortunately, if you wait too long to upgrade, your aging business phone system will start demanding constant repairs, and you will find that manufacturers don’t support your model any longer. If you stay up to date on newer systems before your current business phone system dies, you’ll be better prepared for that eventuality.
Replacing the Existing System
This is probably self-evident, but if you have an aging business phone system and you’re looking to upgrade, you should know that a lot has changed since you last purchased your system. One of the biggest trends is the rise in SIP Trunking. Session Internet Protocol (or SIP) Trunking is one of the most adaptable telecommunications tools on the market. SIP Trunking uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to make and receive calls.
Just like with any other system, you still need to find a platform that fits your unique business needs. It is highly recommended that you consult with a telecommunications expert before your present system dies. They can advise you on the wisest course of action that your particular business can take. This way, you will therefore know ahead of time what you are going to do when your aging business phone system meets its end of life.
Evaluate Your Carrier Agreement
No matter what type of business phone system you eventually select, you absolutely have to evaluate your existing carrier agreement. Unfortunately, this is where many people end up losing value with their new system. A good telecommunications expert has the knowledge to evaluate your current services and therefore recommend what type of carrier services you will need going forward.