A on-premises phone system is often referred to as a Private Branch Exchange (PBX). Hosted telecoms systems like these have all their infrastructure hosted in the cloud rather than on-premises.
While their functions are similar as far the end user is concerned, a key difference is how your business will pay for them.
While an on-premises system requires a larger upfront investment, the ongoing operational cost is significantly lower. From the point of installation, your organisation only needs to pay for a dial tone from a provider.
A hosted VoIP telecoms system often has a much lower upfront cost. It only requires you to have handsets, a PoE switch and a router. You don’t need to purchase any on-premises PBX hardware and you pay for the line rental monthly.
Because there is no on-premises hardware, there are also no maintenance costs. Instead, you simply pay a monthly cost for each user on your system.
Every organisation is different and so are their telecoms requirements. Some businesses will benefit from moving their telephone systems in-house to an on-premises phone system. Others would be better suited to a hosted solution.
Contact Carden Telecoms today for an assessment of the best business telecoms options. We can advise on which one will help your organisation to reach its goals. Carden Telecoms are a business phone services provider in Brighton, but we don’t just supply business phone systems in Sussex. We can also provide business broadband and phone systems to organisations across the UK.
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At PH Beck we have been using Carden for years. We use Carden for various support and services, one of which is for our phones and broadband. Carden provide us with a great phone system that has many features beneficial to our company. The broadband is of great speed and we would highly recommend Carden to help your business, like they have done for us.
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How do I get a phone line for my business?
At Carden Telecoms, we have direct relationships with several business telecoms providers and can supply on-premises phone lines for your business. Our expert telecoms team can help arrange the line installation, set up any necessary hardware, and provide ongoing technical support.
Can I setup a business line on a mobile phone?
The easiest way to achieve this is through a hosted VoIP platform. Because VoIP is digital and is hosted in the cloud, it can be accessed from anywhere on almost any device, as long as there is an internet connection. Most VoIP platforms can run as an application on a smartphone. This allows you to access a separate business phone line at all times, without needing to physically carry a separate business mobile. Learn more about hosted VoIP.