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How much does a cloud phone system cost? ( & 5 questions to ask before you choose your solution)

It’s fair to say that the large offerings and growing adoption of cloud phone services have changed the nature of business telephony for good. Businesses are no longer participating in the traditional methods from previous years but instead are choosing the feature-filled and scalable cloud phone solution.

Simply put, a cloud phone system is a major component of a unified communication solution that delivers all its services via your internet connection. These systems offer call routing, automated greetings, voicemail, conference calling, call recording, and many other features you are familiar with on your current phone system. Cloud phone systems piggyback on your data network and typically do not require equipment to be installed onsite, other than the physical phones. The system is provided with a monthly per-user op-ex pricing model that can range from $10-$50 per user per month, depending on the features and provider.

 

  1. What type of phone service is the best solution for my organization?

 

Choosing the right solution should start with your organization’s current situation. What are your needs, wants, and capabilities? These answers will be unique to you and will be crucial in determining the right choice when it comes to your communications provider.

 

  1. What impact will a cloud phone system have on my organization’s internet speed?

 

Due to the nature of how a cloud phone system works, its use of bandwidth should be a consideration when determining your phone solution. A proper UCC engineer will understand the different factors within each phone solution and can assess your system’s strength and provide a suggested solution based on those factors.

 

  1. How scalable is this solution for my organization?

 

Scalability is a major pro for a cloud option but it still deserves its place in the conversation. Assessing where you are now and where you foresee your business will grow will help in choosing the right phone solution that meets your current needs and the needs you’ll have in the future.

 

  1. What hardware do we need?

 

I don’t use a physical office phone and instead prefer to take most of my office calls utilizing my smartphone. This is a personal preference though, as many still prefer a physical office telephone. It’s important to consider this aspect as well as it will affect the overall cost of your organization’s solution.

 

  1. Should I sign a contract?

 

We’re no longer living in the days of being stuck in a massive and expensive contract with telephone providers. Cloud phone systems provide major flexibility and versatility but that doesn’t always mean that there is no service contract or agreement. Rather than just pursuing no contract, many would benefit from ensuring that any service contract they do enter into works for their business and provides the flexibility necessary to meet the rapid changes that many organizations will typically experience.

 

The great news in all of this is that you’re not alone. Vicom has the engineers and the experience to navigate through the many solutions and provide you with the right options and solutions. If you’re ready to speak to someone about a cloud phone system for your organization, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

 


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