Hosted VoIP Is Best?

By Robin Wilding
Updated: September 26, 2011

The hype around the technology of hosted VoIP is beginning to drive the market. The newest technology buzzword, 'cloud computing', has vendors and users focusing on the new technology, as opposed to using user needs instead to choose their features and services. The end result is that cloud/hosted phone system features are not matching up with consumer needs any longer and businesses are buying a mishmash of features to get the few they really need. Enter VirtualPBX's new approach to cloud VoIP products.

“The cloud has a lot of cachet in the marketplace,” said Greg Brashier, COO at VirtualPBX. “But, it’s cachet more for the industry than it is for the individual user. Our users want a business phone system they don’t have to pay a lot of money for, and has all the features they want.”

It is this disconnect of features with user needs that is driving VirtualPBX's somewhat unique approach of utilizing the cloud for voice communications in a blended system of analog phones, cell phones and more modern VoIP phones. “VirtualPBX is ‘agnostic’ about what kind of phone customers choose to use,” says Brashier. VirtualPBX is embracing a blended system of phones and allowing customers the choice to move to the cloud at their own pace, with features that suit their needs.

VirtualPBX's method offers their customers hosted business phone systems without a commitment to buy PBX hardware but can still connect analog phones, VoIP phones, and cellphones. Through a recent update VirtualPBX's system can even turn cellphones into virtual VoIP extensions.
 

Featured Research
  • Is Your Phone System Stealing Profits?

    Having the wrong phone system can dramatically cut into your profits. Despite this, many businesses just sign up for a plan or platform that seems ‘good enough’. If you haven’t carefully considered your options and the included features, there’s a very good chance that you are leaving money on the table in some way. more

  • Phone System Technology Showdown

    VoIP and IP telephony are often misconstrued as being the same type of phone system, but the truth is they operate on different technology and deployment methods. This guide will explain the differences between VoIP and IP, go into the pros and cons of both VoIP and IP-PBX, and give insight into which type of phone system will benefit your business the most. more

  • Why Enterprises are Making the Switch to VoIP

    Your phone system is your most important business communication system. It allows you to connect with your employees, prospects, and clients. And wouldn't it be great if there was a solution that helped drive down costs while providing a competitive advantage? more

  • Business Phone System Buyer's Guide

    Communication has been a focal point in business since inception, but the industry is changing drastically in how people connect to one another and what tools and systems they use to do so. Less than 15 years ago, 90% of people relied on landline phone systems for communication. Today, less than 60% of Americans even have a landline and 40% rely solely on their mobile phone. more

  • Ditch Your Fax Servers

    An in-house fax server gives an IT department centralized management and monitoring over the entire enterprise's faxing. This can help your company track usage and better maintain records for auditing and record keeping. However, there are serious drawbacks that come with utilizing an in-house fax server solution and these range from security to cost-prohibitive pricing. more

Related Articles