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The Best Hosted Phone Systems for Your Business

Every business needs a good hosted phone system. A hosted phone system helps your staff to work from anywhere.

It even provides telephone connectivity in remote areas. In addition, it saves you the cost of buying physical hardware, as virtual hardware is much easier to carry. Here are some of the best options to use as your business phone system.

VoIP System

There are many benefits with this hosted phone system. A VoIP system digitizes analog audio signals, which are sent across your Local Area Network or Wide Area Network using the Internet Protocol. In other (non-technical) words, phone services can be accessed from your computer, desk phone, or mobile device.
Here’s why this is a good business phone system: it reduces your overall IT infrastructure. It also eliminates any need for having traditional phone lines. This can save you as much as 70% on your phone bills. VoIP systems also come with a lot of different features. For example, you can have your voicemails converted to text transcriptions and e-mailed to you. If it’s a message that would be important for your colleagues to know about, you can forward the voicemail as well.

Hybrid Phone Systems

Hybrid phone systems might be just as amazing as hybrid cars. If you’re not quite ready to go modern with the VoIP system, the hybrid phone system lets you have your cake and eat it too. This hosted phone system combines your internal network of phones with VoIP. One of the best benefits of this is it allows your system to switch between networks. For example, if your existing network of phones has any technical issues, the hybrid system will switch automatically to using the VoIP system.
Hybrid phone systems are good for remote offices and secondary locations. The calls go from one office to the other, avoiding any long-distance charges. You also are able to use your cordless phone to connect to the hybrid system. The downside of this hosted phone system is that it can be more expensive to maintain initially. But despite that, you’ll potentially be able to save money owning your own equipment, instead of relying on a third party to host your network of phones.

SIP Trunking

SIP trunking almost sounds like the latest new dance craze, but in reality, SIP trunking is similar to a VoIP system. Both of them are subject to protocols that define standards of communication conducted over IP networks. What makes the SIP trunk different is that instead of just focusing on voice transmission over IP networks, it focuses on all forms of media. That can include data and even video. But as far as voice transmissions, SIP users are 90% satisfied with the audio quality. The versatility of this method might make this a great tool to use for your business.
Any of these choices would make for a good hosted phone system. It all comes down to what works for the needs of your business. For modernizing, SIP trunking and the VoIP system will work best for you. But if you’d like to take things slow before you get serious with modernizing, the hybrid phone system will work just as well.

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