Phone System FAQ

Updated: March 28, 2011

The editors of Compare Business Products have answered the most commonly asked questions about business phone system technology. Because the industry is still evloving and new products are released every month, be sure to return to get the most up to date research on phone systems. If you have any questions you'd like answered email our editor.

Q1. How long does it take to buy a phone system?

Depending on how many lines you are looking for, and how much research you have already done, this vendor selection process usually takes between 1-3 weeks. Request any document from us, and we give you the option to contact local phone system vendors who can cater to your needs.

Q2. What phone systems do you recommend for businesses less than 20 people? We may grow to about 50 people in the next year or two.

We highly recommend you to try Business VoIP systems instead of traditional PBX. This is assuming you are located in an area where you are able to subscribe to high bandwidth or speed internet. Check out our phone system comparison guide if you need more information

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