Businesses are turning to Hosted Business Phone Systems because they lack the expensive hardware of traditional systems without skimping on all of the benefits. With Hosted Systems, you can opt for Cloud-Hosted systems (such as VoIP) or PBX SIP Trunking. By choosing the latter option, you keep your existing PBX but switch to a VoIP based trunk for your outside lines. What are the pros and cons of switching to either of these options?
Pros of Hosted Business Phone Systems
There are a few key reasons why Hosted Business Phone Systems are less expensive than traditional systems. For one, you don’t need to overhaul your equipment. Furthermore, you’ll find it much less frequent that you have to call out a technician to your site. If you have an issue with your system, it can often be solved remotely.
If you are trying to install a traditional phone system, you’ll find it takes a long time. It is also complicated and costly. If you choose a Hosted System, on the other hand, much of the work can be done remotely. Furthermore, you won’t have to purchase as much equipment. This makes set up much less expensive.
If you either have a remote team or are out of the office a lot, a Hosted System won’t chain you to your desk. In fact, you can still use the phone system without even being in the office. All your employees have to do is download business phone software on their computer or cell phone and they can still use the system regardless of where they are.
Cons of Hosted Business Phone Systems
As you can see, Hosted Business Phone Systems have many advantages. Are there any disadvantages? There aren’t many, but you do need to consider your internet connection. If your internet is not strong enough, you will experience issues with your system. On a related note, if you have a remote team you will also need to consider each team member’s internet. If you don’t have enough bandwidth to make Hosted Systems feasible, you will definitely need to upgrade your internet before switching.