PBX Price Quote Comparisons

By Catherine Hensley
Updated: July 05, 2011

For reliable and versatile telecommunications services, many business owners are using PBX telephone systems. PBX systems are cost-effective, user-friendly, and dependable, all traits highly desired by companies expanding their reach around the globe. When gathering price quotes on the Internet for PBX systems, there are a variety of online options to choose from as you begin the search process.

A PBX (or private branch exchange) system utilizes IP telephone lines to distribute incoming calls throughout a company’s network. Calls come in through traditional landlines or a broadband Internet connection. Advantages such as compatibility with older telephone systems and slower Web connections make PBX systems appealing, particularly to small business owners.

If you have determined that making the switch to a PBX system is right for your company’s growing telecommunications needs, there are a number of online price-quoting services to choose from when you’re ready to dive in. One option is to contact a PBX service provider directly. If one has been recommended to you or you’re interested in a certain company, many vendors offer online forms for requesting price quotes. You simply enter your contact information and/or basic system needs, and a company representative will contact you with a free quote.

A similar method to contacting a company directly is to receive quotes from multiple vendors via an online submission form. It is short and simple, often very much like those on direct vendor sites, and if the website’s service personnel need additional information from you, they will contact you before accumulating quotes. Once they know the specific criteria you’re looking for in a PBX system, they gather price quotes from a variety of vendors in your area who offer competitive rates and the particular services that you need.

For a more targeted approach, many price-quoting websites provide questionnaire-like pages to identify exactly what you’re looking for in a PBX system. On this type of page, you answer questions such as whether you want an on-site or off-site system or if you need extra space for voice messaging services. Your answers help the website representative to find the most relevant price quotes for you from nearby vendors.

No matter which online form you choose to request price quotes, it’s important to be sure you know your company’s budget restrictions and specific telecommunications needs. Once you have this information, the online form submission is a simple and quick way to assess available PBX service provider options.

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