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Nextiva Office logo
 
Nextiva’s cloud-based VoIP platform provides enterprise-level features and simple online management. It gives all of the control and functionality of an on-site PBX without the installation and maintenance challenges.
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Nextiva’s cloud-based VoIP platform provides enterprise-level features and simple online management. It gives all of the control and functionality of an on-site PBX without the installation and maintenance challenges.
 
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Virtual Office is a collection of comprehensive web-based business VoIP solutions from offered by 8x8. Enterprise grade phone service, virtual meetings, mobile applications, virtual contact centers and more are available to help companies... Read More
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Virtual Office is a collection of comprehensive web-based business VoIP solutions from offered by 8x8. Enterprise grade phone service, virtual meetings, mobile applications, virtual contact centers and more are available to help companies... Read More
 
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Vonage Business Solutions has an advanced set of features ideal for small to medium-sized companies looking to incorporate a PBX System. Vonage Business Solutions features automatic call distribution and conference calling.
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Vonage Business Solutions has an advanced set of features ideal for small to medium-sized companies looking to incorporate a PBX System. Vonage Business Solutions features automatic call distribution and conference calling.
 
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FluentStream is a business phone solution designed for companies of all sizes. It offers call monitoring, telemarketing, IVR and reporting within a suite. The software is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options. The... Read More
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FluentStream is a business phone solution designed for companies of all sizes. It offers call monitoring, telemarketing, IVR and reporting within a suite. The software is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options. The... Read More
 
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Jive is a great fit for businesses looking for the convenience, low-cost and flexibility of a full-featured PBX in a hosted (cloud) service. Their user-friendly interface and strong support network ensure hassle-free operation.
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Jive is a great fit for businesses looking for the convenience, low-cost and flexibility of a full-featured PBX in a hosted (cloud) service. Their user-friendly interface and strong support network ensure hassle-free operation.

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ShoreTel Sky is a cloud-based, scalable phone solution well-suited for businesses of any size and most industries - from finance to transportation. ShoreTel offers features such as a PBX system and computer telephony integration.
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ShoreTel Sky is a cloud-based, scalable phone solution well-suited for businesses of any size and most industries - from finance to transportation. ShoreTel offers features such as a PBX system and computer telephony integration.
 
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MegaPath is Business Voip software that works with medium to large-size businesses in any industry. The system offers companies Internet connectivity, unified communications, security services, managed networking services, and more. With... Read More
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MegaPath is Business Voip software that works with medium to large-size businesses in any industry. The system offers companies Internet connectivity, unified communications, security services, managed networking services, and more. With... Read More
 
AVOXI Core Cloud PBX logo
 
Since 2001, AVOXI has been developing call center and VoIP systems that serve the needs of businesses around the globe. With customers in 50 countries, AVOXI combines a telecom service with PBX and call center software in a hosted... Read More
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Since 2001, AVOXI has been developing call center and VoIP systems that serve the needs of businesses around the globe. With customers in 50 countries, AVOXI combines a telecom service with PBX and call center software in a hosted... Read More
 
RingCentral Office logo
 
RingCentral Office incorporates the power of an enterprise-class PBX phone system in a cloud-based telecommunications system. Low up-front expenditures make RingCentral a great choice for small, medium and growing businesses.
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RingCentral Office incorporates the power of an enterprise-class PBX phone system in a cloud-based telecommunications system. Low up-front expenditures make RingCentral a great choice for small, medium and growing businesses.
 
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Business Voice is a cloud-based VoiP solution created by PanTerra. Users can take or make calls from their office phone number, communicate with their team, and have file access, all from any device with an internet connection, giving... Read More
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Business Voice is a cloud-based VoiP solution created by PanTerra. Users can take or make calls from their office phone number, communicate with their team, and have file access, all from any device with an internet connection, giving... Read More

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inContact Hosted Call Center logo
 
Used by contact centers around the world, inContact’s SaaS-based call center software maximizes the quality and minimizes the cost of each and every client interaction. This call center solution has all of the features your customer-focused... Read More
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Used by contact centers around the world, inContact’s SaaS-based call center software maximizes the quality and minimizes the cost of each and every client interaction. This call center solution has all of the features your customer-focused... Read More
 
ContactWorld by NewVoiceMedia logo
 
ContactWorld, created by NewVoiceMedia, is a unified communication platform for any size corporation. It offers standalone call center functionality, including automatic call distribution, predictive dialer, call recording, auto attendant,... Read More
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ContactWorld, created by NewVoiceMedia, is a unified communication platform for any size corporation. It offers standalone call center functionality, including automatic call distribution, predictive dialer, call recording, auto attendant,... Read More
 
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Five9's Cloud Contact Center is a good fit for call centers wanting a flexible yet robust virtual (cloud) PBX. More than the basic call functions, Five9 has designed a host of features to streamline call center operations.
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Five9's Cloud Contact Center is a good fit for call centers wanting a flexible yet robust virtual (cloud) PBX. More than the basic call functions, Five9 has designed a host of features to streamline call center operations.
 
Solgari Cloud PBX logo
 
Solgari Cloud PBX is an all-in-one, fully integrated PBX solution that can be customized to meet the needs of businesses of various sizes. Features and functionality as well as users and locations can be added or removed on an as-needed... Read More
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Solgari Cloud PBX is an all-in-one, fully integrated PBX solution that can be customized to meet the needs of businesses of various sizes. Features and functionality as well as users and locations can be added or removed on an as-needed... Read More
 
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Market Dialer is a hosted call center platform with a range of features designed for small and mid-sized businesses. One example is their predictive dialer which actively monitors agent activity to minimize waits between calls.
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Market Dialer is a hosted call center platform with a range of features designed for small and mid-sized businesses. One example is their predictive dialer which actively monitors agent activity to minimize waits between calls.

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Built on the idea that big company phone features should also be available to small- and medium- sized businesses, Fonality offers robust functionality that fits the the SMB budget. Their suite of applications is both flexible and... Read More
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Built on the idea that big company phone features should also be available to small- and medium- sized businesses, Fonality offers robust functionality that fits the the SMB budget. Their suite of applications is both flexible and... Read More
 
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Answer360 is a powerful business VoIP phone system ideal for small and mid-sized businesses. Features include call transferring, call forwarding, auto attendants, and message delivery via email.
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Answer360 is a powerful business VoIP phone system ideal for small and mid-sized businesses. Features include call transferring, call forwarding, auto attendants, and message delivery via email.
 
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SlingShot VoIP is a great fit for small businesses looking to implement enterprise-quality functionality. SlingShot works well for companies with plans for expansion, and also offers access via tablet or Web-browser.
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SlingShot VoIP is a great fit for small businesses looking to implement enterprise-quality functionality. SlingShot works well for companies with plans for expansion, and also offers access via tablet or Web-browser.
 
Cisco Unified Communications Manager logo
 
Cisco Unified Communications Manager is an advanced platform for integrating business communication technologies such as telephony, video conferencing, presence information, call recording, Web conferencing and messaging. It enables... Read More
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager is an advanced platform for integrating business communication technologies such as telephony, video conferencing, presence information, call recording, Web conferencing and messaging. It enables... Read More
 
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UNIVERGE 3C, NEC’s software-based IP-PBX, is a sophisticated platform for unified communications and collaboration. Its comprehensive functionality helped it earn the 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year award from technology... Read More
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UNIVERGE 3C, NEC’s software-based IP-PBX, is a sophisticated platform for unified communications and collaboration. Its comprehensive functionality helped it earn the 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year award from technology... Read More

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Avaya IP Office logo
 
Avaya IP Office is a comprehensive communications and collaboration solution designed for small to midsize businesses. It’s capable of scaling up to support 2,000 users, so your phone system can easily expand as your business grows.  Moreover,... Read More
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Avaya IP Office is a comprehensive communications and collaboration solution designed for small to midsize businesses. It’s capable of scaling up to support 2,000 users, so your phone system can easily expand as your business grows.  Moreover,... Read More
 
OmniPCX Office RCE logo
 
OmniPCX Office Rich Communication Edition (RCE) is the cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s OpenTouch Suite. It's suited for small to midsize businesses with up to 200 employees. An all-in-one networking solution, OmniPCX Office RCE... Read More
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OmniPCX Office Rich Communication Edition (RCE) is the cornerstone of Alcatel-Lucent’s OpenTouch Suite. It's suited for small to midsize businesses with up to 200 employees. An all-in-one networking solution, OmniPCX Office RCE... Read More
 
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SendHub is a comprehensive Business VoIP solution. The mobile capabilities and messaging system are two features we really like, and it's suitable for companies of almost any size. The system deploys on premise or web-based.
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SendHub is a comprehensive Business VoIP solution. The mobile capabilities and messaging system are two features we really like, and it's suitable for companies of almost any size. The system deploys on premise or web-based.
 
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Huawei eSpace is a unified communications solution designed for enterprises. Some models of the hardware IP PBXs at the core of the Huawei system can support up to 10,000 users per unit. Huawei Integrated Access Devices (IADs) enable... Read More
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Huawei eSpace is a unified communications solution designed for enterprises. Some models of the hardware IP PBXs at the core of the Huawei system can support up to 10,000 users per unit. Huawei Integrated Access Devices (IADs) enable... Read More
 
Ooma Office logo
 
Ooma Office is a VoIP solution designed and priced for organizations with one to 10 employees. While Ooma Office offers many of the same capabilities as more traditional IP PBXs, it also has  features that are specifically tailored... Read More
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Ooma Office is a VoIP solution designed and priced for organizations with one to 10 employees. While Ooma Office offers many of the same capabilities as more traditional IP PBXs, it also has  features that are specifically tailored... Read More

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Intermedia Hosted PBX logo
 
Intermedia Hosted PBX is a cloud-based phone system designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized enterprises with up to 1,000 employees. Users of Intermedia Hosted PBX get a range of features, such as hunt groups to make sure... Read More
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Intermedia Hosted PBX is a cloud-based phone system designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized enterprises with up to 1,000 employees. Users of Intermedia Hosted PBX get a range of features, such as hunt groups to make sure... Read More
 
XO Hosted PBX logo
 
XO Communications is a provider of network services that offers a cloud-based phone system, XO Hosted PBX, designed for businesses with 50 to 1,000 employees. In addition to hosting VoIP applications, XO also offers SIP trunking services... Read More
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XO Communications is a provider of network services that offers a cloud-based phone system, XO Hosted PBX, designed for businesses with 50 to 1,000 employees. In addition to hosting VoIP applications, XO also offers SIP trunking services... Read More
 
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Level 3 offers both SIP trunking and Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) services in a package known as Voice Complete. Businesses can use Level 3 SIP trunking to connect calls between VoIP systems and the traditional phone... Read More
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Level 3 offers both SIP trunking and Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) services in a package known as Voice Complete. Businesses can use Level 3 SIP trunking to connect calls between VoIP systems and the traditional phone... Read More
 
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ADTRAN’s NetVanta 7100 isn’t just an IP PBX, but a complete office-in-a-box solution that handles both data and voice networking. Designed for small to very small businesses, NetVanta 7100 is priced according to two licensing models:... Read More
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ADTRAN’s NetVanta 7100 isn’t just an IP PBX, but a complete office-in-a-box solution that handles both data and voice networking. Designed for small to very small businesses, NetVanta 7100 is priced according to two licensing models:... Read More
 
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Obihai’s OBiPLUS is an on-premise IP telephony solution designed for very small businesses (i.e., those with 12 or fewer employees). Users can buy either a basic license, which supports up to four extensions, or a premium license,... Read More
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Obihai’s OBiPLUS is an on-premise IP telephony solution designed for very small businesses (i.e., those with 12 or fewer employees). Users can buy either a basic license, which supports up to four extensions, or a premium license,... Read More

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Mitel MiVoice is a range of unified communications (UC) platforms designed for businesses with varying needs. Some MiVoice platforms are designed for small businesses with fewer than 250 employees, while others can scale up to 150,000... Read More
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Mitel MiVoice is a range of unified communications (UC) platforms designed for businesses with varying needs. Some MiVoice platforms are designed for small businesses with fewer than 250 employees, while others can scale up to 150,000... Read More
 
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XMission is an Internet service provider (ISP) that offers a cloud-based business phone system known as XMission Hosted PBX. Additionally, XMission offers SIP trunking services for businesses that want a single-vendor VoIP system.... Read More
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XMission is an Internet service provider (ISP) that offers a cloud-based business phone system known as XMission Hosted PBX. Additionally, XMission offers SIP trunking services for businesses that want a single-vendor VoIP system.... Read More
 
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Broadview Networks’ OfficeSuite is a cloud-based phone system that offers a number of unified communications features. This solution is scalable, and can meet the needs of very small businesses (three or fewer employees) as well... Read More
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Broadview Networks’ OfficeSuite is a cloud-based phone system that offers a number of unified communications features. This solution is scalable, and can meet the needs of very small businesses (three or fewer employees) as well... Read More
 
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3CX is a software-based PBX that works with SIP standard-based IP Phones, SIP trunks and VoIP Gateways. Pricing for 3CX is based on the number of simultaneous calls that the system supports. Solutions are tailored to different business... Read More
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3CX is a software-based PBX that works with SIP standard-based IP Phones, SIP trunks and VoIP Gateways. Pricing for 3CX is based on the number of simultaneous calls that the system supports. Solutions are tailored to different business... Read More
 
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IBM Sametime is a leading unified communications suite that offers enterprise-grade communication and collaboration applications. Users of IBM Sametime can integrate multiple channels of communication into an effortless and seamless... Read More
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IBM Sametime is a leading unified communications suite that offers enterprise-grade communication and collaboration applications. Users of IBM Sametime can integrate multiple channels of communication into an effortless and seamless... Read More

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In addition to providing a hosted PBX service (an offering that can be found here), ShoreTel also provides an on-premise solution that offers the conferencing, collaboration, presence and mobility applications and features collectively... Read More
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In addition to providing a hosted PBX service (an offering that can be found here), ShoreTel also provides an on-premise solution that offers the conferencing, collaboration, presence and mobility applications and features collectively... Read More
 
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Phone.com is a hosted PBX solution designed for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. It offers SIP trunking service together with PBX service for a single-provider VoIP solution. Along with basic PBX functions like extensions,... Read More
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Phone.com is a hosted PBX solution designed for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. It offers SIP trunking service together with PBX service for a single-provider VoIP solution. Along with basic PBX functions like extensions,... Read More
 
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TelePacific Communications is a provider of voice and data services that offers a cloud-based phone system known as TelePacific Hosted PBX. TelePacific also offers SIP trunking, PRI/CAS and analog services for businesses with on-premise... Read More
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TelePacific Communications is a provider of voice and data services that offers a cloud-based phone system known as TelePacific Hosted PBX. TelePacific also offers SIP trunking, PRI/CAS and analog services for businesses with on-premise... Read More
 
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Schmooze Com, Inc. is the developer and corporate sponsor of FreePBX, which is a distribution of the open-source Asterisk telephony platform. True to its name, FreePBX is indeed free for businesses possessing the IT experience to deploy... Read More
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Schmooze Com, Inc. is the developer and corporate sponsor of FreePBX, which is a distribution of the open-source Asterisk telephony platform. True to its name, FreePBX is indeed free for businesses possessing the IT experience to deploy... Read More
 
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Digium, the developer of Asterisk (a widely used open-source telephony platform), offers a phone system known as Switchvox, which is available both as a Web-based and on-premise solution. Businesses with multiple locations can also... Read More
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Digium, the developer of Asterisk (a widely used open-source telephony platform), offers a phone system known as Switchvox, which is available both as a Web-based and on-premise solution. Businesses with multiple locations can also... Read More

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Windstream is a provider of network services for business communications, including a suite of cloud-based applications for voice communications known as Windstream Virtual PBX VoIP. Windstream offers SIP trunking for businesses that... Read More
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Windstream is a provider of network services for business communications, including a suite of cloud-based applications for voice communications known as Windstream Virtual PBX VoIP. Windstream offers SIP trunking for businesses that... Read More
 
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Broadvoice Cloud PBX is a fully scalable, hosted phone system that can meet the needs of businesses ranging in size from one to over 10,000 employees. Services are priced per extension per month. Broadvoice offers U.S.-based support... Read More
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Broadvoice Cloud PBX is a fully scalable, hosted phone system that can meet the needs of businesses ranging in size from one to over 10,000 employees. Services are priced per extension per month. Broadvoice offers U.S.-based support... Read More
 
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Evolve IP offers a cloud-based phone system known as The Evolved Office Hosted PBX, which is suitable for businesses with over 50 employees. Businesses can bundle Evolve IP SIP trunking with Evolved Office for a single-vendor solution. Moreover,... Read More
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Evolve IP offers a cloud-based phone system known as The Evolved Office Hosted PBX, which is suitable for businesses with over 50 employees. Businesses can bundle Evolve IP SIP trunking with Evolved Office for a single-vendor solution. Moreover,... Read More
 
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OnSIP Hosted PBX by Junction Networks is a cloud-based phone system that includes standard PBX features, such as auto attendants and voicemail-to-email. Unified communications (UC) applications are also available, such as a browser-based... Read More
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OnSIP Hosted PBX by Junction Networks is a cloud-based phone system that includes standard PBX features, such as auto attendants and voicemail-to-email. Unified communications (UC) applications are also available, such as a browser-based... Read More
 
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AireSpring AirePBX is a Web-based phone system for businesses with up to 1,000 employees. In addition to hosted PBX service, AireSpring offers SIP trunking for a single-provider VoIP solution. In addition to managed routers, AireSpring... Read More
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AireSpring AirePBX is a Web-based phone system for businesses with up to 1,000 employees. In addition to hosted PBX service, AireSpring offers SIP trunking for a single-provider VoIP solution. In addition to managed routers, AireSpring... Read More

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VirtualPBX is a scalable, hosted PBX suitable for small to midsize businesses with up to 100 employees. Instead of outsourcing support to overseas call centers, VirtualPBX offers free, U.S.-based support. Installation includes pre-configured... Read More
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VirtualPBX is a scalable, hosted PBX suitable for small to midsize businesses with up to 100 employees. Instead of outsourcing support to overseas call centers, VirtualPBX offers free, U.S.-based support. Installation includes pre-configured... Read More
 
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Fortinet offers a line of on-premise VoIP systems known as FortiVoice that scale from small businesses up to enterprises with 2,000 employees. In addition to IP connectivity, FortiVoice also supports connections to the public switched... Read More
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Fortinet offers a line of on-premise VoIP systems known as FortiVoice that scale from small businesses up to enterprises with 2,000 employees. In addition to IP connectivity, FortiVoice also supports connections to the public switched... Read More
 
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ThinkingPhones is a cloud-based phone system developed by Thinking Phone Networks suited for organizations with over 5,000 employees. This solution also offers SIP trunking for businesses that need a single-vendor VoIP solution.  ThinkingPhones... Read More
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ThinkingPhones is a cloud-based phone system developed by Thinking Phone Networks suited for organizations with over 5,000 employees. This solution also offers SIP trunking for businesses that need a single-vendor VoIP solution.  ThinkingPhones... Read More
 
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West IP Communications is a provider of cloud-based unified communications services. VoiceMaxx CE (Cisco Edition), West IP Communications’ hosted PBX offering, is based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution platform. While... Read More
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West IP Communications is a provider of cloud-based unified communications services. VoiceMaxx CE (Cisco Edition), West IP Communications’ hosted PBX offering, is based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution platform. While... Read More
 
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Mobex provides bundled PBX and SIP trunking services to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Businesses can bundle these services for a single-provider phone system. Services are priced on a per user or per line (i.e., call... Read More
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SYNETY is a developer of cloud-based phone systems, one of which is the CloudCall platform. CloudCall Enterprise is a hosted PBX and SIP trunking solution; users only need a connection to the public Internet to make and receive calls.... Read More
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AskoziaPBX is an on-premise IP-based phone system. It can be deployed either on vendor Askozia’s proprietary telephony servers or on virtual machines. Because the software for AskoziaPBX is sold as a firmware image with a Linux operating... Read More
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Swyx offers a VoIP solution known as SwyxWare, which is specifically designed for small to midsized enterprises. SwyxWare is a software-based IP PBX system that supports up to 1,000 employees. While SwyxWare is available as a cloud-based... Read More
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Zultys offers a line of unified communications (UC) solutions and phone system equipment known as the Zultys MX Series. Unlike IP-based phone systems that depend on third-party IP phones, Zultys also offers a proprietary line of IP... Read More
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Crexendo Cloud Business Phone System logo
 
Crexendo Cloud Business Phone System bundles hosted PBX applications with SIP trunking service for a single-vendor VoIP solution. Crexendo provides Internet connections over cable, T1, fiber optic, MPLS, metro Ethernet and DSL for... Read More
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NCH Software offers a software-based business phone system called Axon Virtual PBX. While Axon is an IP PBX, businesses don’t need specialized telephony server hardware to run the system. Instead, it can be installed on standard... Read More
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iCall is a mobile VoIP solution designed for self-employed entrepreneurs and small startups. Whereas many VoIP systems require investments in hardware, such as servers and IP phones, iCall is a cloud-based solution that can run on... Read More
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VOIPo Hosted PBX Service is an IP phone system characterized by simple licensing. VOIPo’s service isn’t priced according to a per-extension or per-user model, but rather a “pay as you go” model. Users do not have to sign a... Read More
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Toktumi, Inc. is a provider of mobile VoIP solutions for entrepreneurs and startups, including Line2 Pro, a cloud-based phone system. Line2 Pro bundles hosted PBX applications with a SIP trunking service for businesses that need to... Read More
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Toktumi, Inc. is a provider of mobile VoIP solutions for entrepreneurs and startups, including Line2 Pro, a cloud-based phone system. Line2 Pro bundles hosted PBX applications with a SIP trunking service for businesses that need to... Read More
 
VOXOX Hosted PBX logo
 
Voxox is a provider of cloud-based communications solutions including Voxox Hosted PBX, a scalable hosted phone system. Voxox also bundles its SIP trunking service with a suite of hosted PBX applications for a single-vendor VoIP solution. Businesses... Read More
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Voxox is a provider of cloud-based communications solutions including Voxox Hosted PBX, a scalable hosted phone system. Voxox also bundles its SIP trunking service with a suite of hosted PBX applications for a single-vendor VoIP solution. Businesses... Read More
 
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Bandwidth.com is a provider of Internet and telephone services that offers a cloud-based phone system known as Phonebooth OnDemand. This VoIP solution combines hosted PBX applications, such as auto attendants, with SIP trunking, a... Read More
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Alteva Hosted VoIP logo
 
Alteva is a provider of telecommunications services that offers a cloud-based business phone system called Alteva Hosted VoIP. Alteva also offers SIP trunking (a service that connects calls between VoIP systems and the traditional... Read More
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Click2Coach Cloud Workforce Optimization Software by Envision is a comprehensive Contact Center Workforce Optimization solution that helps its clients record customer interactions such as phone calls, email, chat conversations and... Read More
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The PIMS Dialer is flexible, scalable and secure. It’s a cloud-based application, and the servers are housed in a state of the art facility that’s operated around the clock, delivering extremely reliable uptime. Companies can... Read More
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Telzio is a cloud communications provider that offers a flexible small business phone system for businesses with one to 1,000 employees. Telzio’s solution includes SIP trunking—a network service that allows VoIP users to connect... Read More
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Telzio is a cloud communications provider that offers a flexible small business phone system for businesses with one to 1,000 employees. Telzio’s solution includes SIP trunking—a network service that allows VoIP users to connect... Read More
 
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Mikogo is a Web conferencing solution that allows participants to join meetings within their Web browsers (including browsers on mobile devices) without downloading plugins or using Flash. Features include the ability to grant presenter... Read More
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Fuze is an online meeting solution that works across a range of devices and integrates with traditional video conferencing systems. Users receive audio conferencing, video conferencing, screen sharing and Web conferencing functionality... Read More
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Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software solution used by companies for conducting online meetings, webinars and training sessions. The solution is for adhoc collaboration as well as planned online meetings. The solution enables... Read More
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itPBX delivers a suite of business communication services to small and mid-sized organizations. The system is cloud-based eliminating the need to install additional hardware. Beyond PBX, call recording, computer telephony integration,... Read More
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EZTalks is a provider of video and Web conferencing solutions. The core functionality of the product includes HD video conferencing and screen sharing. EZTalks also offers toll-free audio conferencing, instant messaging, document sharing,... Read More
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EZTalks is a provider of video and Web conferencing solutions. The core functionality of the product includes HD video conferencing and screen sharing. EZTalks also offers toll-free audio conferencing, instant messaging, document sharing,... Read More
 
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Aircall is a cloud-based phone system designed for teams like customer support or sales teams. Aircall is a software that allows companies to get phone numbers in 30 countries, configure them in seconds and forward calls easily across... Read More
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ReadyTalk logo
 
ReadyTalk is a unified communications service provider that offers audio, video, and web conferencing solutions. The software provides standard audio conferencing via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Video calling enables users... Read More
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ReadyTalk is a unified communications service provider that offers audio, video, and web conferencing solutions. The software provides standard audio conferencing via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Video calling enables users... Read More
 
Ringio logo
 
Rigio is a web-based call center software that features a CRM dialer, call routing, analytics, and more. It’s used by sales teams in many industries such as healthcare, media, non-profit, and banking. The system can integrate with... Read More
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Sharpen’s cloud-based platform is a SaaS contact center solution for midsize to large enterprise businesses. As an all-in-one solution, the platform provides businesses the ability to communicate with customers by SMS, MMS, live... Read More
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CorvisaOne is a cloud communications suite suited for companies that need features for managing inbound or outbound call centers or every day business phone needs. CorvisaOne offers features such as ACD, queue and skills-based routing,... Read More
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Highfive is a vendor that creates video conferencing software and in-room video system hardware. Licensing is on a per-room basis, with unlimited users and usage and no named user fees. Subscriptions to Highfive’s cloud-based services... Read More
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OfficeConnect by UniVoip is a cloud based phone system that delivers many features including auto-attendant, call paging, conferencing, email integration, one-touch speed dial, and call recording. The platform is targeted towards medium... Read More
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Skype for Business is a voice messaging tool that enables teams and individuals across the world to communicate and collaborate. It offers both Web-based and on-premise solutions and is best suited for organizations that operate across... Read More
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AT&T UC Voice logo
 
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Versature is a cloud-based business voice over IP (VoIP) software solution. Its key feature is a hosted private branch exchange (PBX) system. Versature offers specialized solutions for different industries such as financial services,... Read More
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Speakeasy is a conference calling Web and mobile app for sales productivity. Key features include call recording and Salesforce integration. This solution can automatically record meeting notes and log calls to Salesforce. Speakeasy... Read More
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X-Lite is a VoIP softphone product that is useful for those with high-speed broadband connections or VoIP systems. The solution supports video calls, conference calls, traditional phone use and instant messaging. It also offers features... Read More
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CSipSimple is a session initiation protocol (SIP) -based client application that allows users to make calls over the internet to anywhere in the world. Users can make free phone calls to others using the same application, and they... Read More
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Truly Wireless is a business voice over IP (VoIP) software solution available as a mobile application. Key features include an auto- or predictive dialer, call recording, computer telephony integration (CTI), conference calling, an... Read More
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Buyer's Guide

by Daniel Harris,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: April 21, 2017


Here's what we'll cover in this guide:

  • What are Virtual, Hosted and Cloud PBXs?
  • Choosing Between an On-Site or a Hosted (or Cloud, or Virtual) PBX
  • Final Consideration

What are Virtual, Hosted and Cloud PBXs?

A PBX, or Private Branch Exchange, is at the heart of every business phone system. It is the central component that integrates all internal phone extensions with all external phone lines, and allows calls to be set up and transferred between them. Originally, PBXs were big, physical machines. First, they were switchboards with human operators; later, the switchboards became automated. But since the late 1990s, they have been available in a new form: as virtual or hosted machines.

It’s important to point out that the terms "virtual," "hosted" and "cloud" have all been used very loosely over the years. In the late 1990s, a company by the name of "Virtual PBX" was the first to offer a service similar to what most now call a hosted PBX. Theirs was a much more limited service: it could only forward incoming calls. (Businesses would pay for a single business number, and when their customers called it, Virtual PBX would route those incoming calls to their employees’ on-site or off-site phones.)

In the early 2000s, as VoIP networks expanded and their connectivity to landlines improved, most of the virtual PBX call-forwarding companies added outbound calling to their plans. These new plans took on a new description: hosted PBX services. Then, when cloud became the buzzword for describing hosted services, this term, too, joined the mix.

Today, we see the three terms "virtual," "hosted" and "cloud" used interchangeably. Buyers should not assume that the terms imply any specific set of features. All services need to be compared in detail to understand what they offer.

Choosing Between an On-Site or a Hosted (or Cloud, or Virtual) PBX

Choosing a new phone system is one of the most daunting tasks a business can face. There are many technologies on the market that are competing with, overlapping and blurring the distinctions between one another. As we just explained, cloud, virtual and hosted are all used to describe a PBX that’s hosted off-site by a third party. So how do on-site PBXs compare to those hosted in the cloud?

  Off-site PBX On-site PBX
Cost A hosted PBX will almost always have a lower initial cost. But since it is billed as a service, it will have a recurring monthly charge. Businesses on the fence should calculate the total cost of ownership, and consider that hosting prices could go up over time. There is a wide range of options for on-site PBXs. Some cost thousands of dollars; some are free. Included features and its form of network integration are the main cost factors. Companies that are already hosting their own computer servers might find this choice more feasible.
Maintenance Hosted PBX software is kept up to date by the hosting company. Configuration changes can often be made remotely, though some leave this responsibility to the company subscriber. This works well for small companies without dedicated IT staff. An on-site PBX could require a knowledgeable engineer or IT manager to add, remove and change phone extensions and perform periodic maintenance and other updates.
Flexibility It’s difficult to generalize about the flexibility of hosted PBXs because of the wide range of companies and offerings. The important thing here is that buyers ensure their hosted PBX comes with all of the features they expect to need. Though hosted PBX service providers do generally stay current as new technology becomes available, there is no guarantee that providers will add new features that subscribers may want in the future. There are few limitations with on-site PBXs. They can be programmed and reconfigured at will, as long as there’s an employee available who understands the system. On-site PBXs are more flexible with regards to WANs (Wide Area Networks), so integrating a newly opened branch office into the same phone network might be easier than with a hosted system.
Security With a hosted PBX, the hosting company is responsible for keeping the system secure. This takes some—but not all—of the security burden off subscribers. Businesses still need to have their data connections secured. Hosting providers can usually make suggestions about how to do that and how to best configure firewalls so as not to interfere with voice traffic. Modern PBXs are almost always connected to the Internet, and they face some of the same threats as computers. An unsecured PBX can become victim to denial of service and theft of services attacks. A properly configured firewall can prevent these attacks, though configuring firewalls so as not to interfere with voice calls can be challenging.
Analog or VoIP Though hosted PBXs can connect to traditional analog office phones, they are far more at home interfacing with VoIP phones. In most cases, businesses using a hosted PBX system are already using, or are in the process of switching to, an entirely VoIP system. If a company has a large investment in a traditional PBX system and uses many traditional (analog) phones, then the argument to go with an on-site virtual PBX becomes stronger. It’s easier to integrate analog phones with a PBX if it’s local instead of hosted remotely.

Final Consideration

Apart from the specific factors mentioned above, there is one other consideration that can help companies decide between a hosted and an on-site phone system. While difficult to quantify, this concept is one of the most influential in modern business strategy. It is known as the strategy of “core competencies,” and it all boils down to focus.

The strategy of core competencies states that businesses should focus on what they do well and what they do better than their competitors—and keep their focus there. If some element of their operations that is not directly related to these core competencies can be outsourced, it often makes more sense commercially to do so.

Many businesses switch to hosted phone systems for the simple reason that phone systems are not one of their core competencies. Placing management of the phone system in the hands of companies who do specialize in it shifts that burden there—and frees the other companies to focus on what they do best.

If telephone communication is central to what a business does (for example, a call center), it may be preferable to keep the phone system as close to the office as possible. But for the majority of companies—those that consider phone service important, but perhaps not central to their business model—hosting the system off-site is more often preferable.

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