The cost of business VoIP service has always been a compelling reason for businesses to switch from using their old, analog system to a hosted phone system. Not only are monthly bills typically lowered by a minimum of 30%*, but being able to administer the entire system by yourself means eliminating costly maintenance fees. Finally, with so many affordable VoIP phones to choose from, making and receiving calls on an IP phone or mobile phone allows you to stay connected almost anywhere – without breaking the bank.
The Upfront Cost of Business VoIP Service
Let’s say that you’re a brand new business with nothing in the office but some empty desks and file cabinets. First, you’ll need to invest in a quality Internet connection which typically mean a Fibre-Op connection from Bell or a high-speed connection from Rogers. You’ll need a quality router to deliver Internet to your different employees and you’ll also need IP phones that are compatible with VoIP technology. Depending on the size of your team or the features necessary for your operation we would then decide whether a cloud based PBX or an on-site PBX would be best. If you’re an established business with most of that equipment, you may only need IP phones, however a network assessment by conducted by one of Pinnacle’s trained technicians would be able to tell you if a new UPS or Firewall may be required. A Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch may also be required in order to physically power the phones without the mess of AC power chords cluttering your desk.
As opposed to a lengthy multi-year contract, utilizing a VOIP based service would allow you to subscribe to the service on a month-to-month basis. Subscription costs are often a per-user or per-phone basis. With a no annual contract VoIP service, you can choose to cancel features or subscriptions at any time. So if a member of your team leaves or your team expands you can reduce or increase the number of subscriptions without having to sign additional contracts.
Canceling your Contract
Many prospective customers don’t think they can afford VoIP because breaking their current contract would cost them hundreds of dollars. Because everybody is different, why not contact Pinnacle’s Sales department for a no-hassle quote? Then, compare those monthly costs to what you’re currently paying. Chances are, even if your current provider charges you a few hundred dollars to cancel, you’ll still be saving money by switching to a VOIP based solution from Pinnacle Networks.