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Basic Facts about Business Phone Systems

An enterprise would choose a business phone system depending on its size and how many extensions it needs. In our modern world today, having a business phone system is becoming a necessity in order for the company to operate.

Nowadays, there are four major kinds of business phone systems offered in the market. The major systems are enumerated as Private Branch Exchange or PBX, KSU-less phones, and Voice-Over-Internet Protocol or VoIP). There are various features in each business phone system and they all can accommodate the needs of the individual or company depending on the purpose.

The key phone systems are controlled mainly with the device called the KSU or the key system unit. With the business phone system are added features that you do not find in an ordinary phone. With the key phone system, calls to another in-office extension are allowed to the user while permitting only one user in holding the line. Small and medium based enterprises consider the key phone systems as the best business phone system since this system can accommodate five to forty extensions. The cost of these key systems could range from $350 to $1000 per user depending on the features.

Once the demand would be more than 40 extensions and there is a need for advance functionality, then the private branch exchange or PBX systems would be the best system to consider. The size of the older model of branch exchange systems was huge, but with the advancement in technology the size was redesigned into a smaller version that can be placed on top of a desk complete with its features. These private branch exchange systems are totally programmable and could cost to around $800 to $100 per user. This makes the private branch exchange systems the ideal system for both large corporations and medium sized enterprises with employees of more than a 100.

The KSU-less phone systems is a system that is not permanently wired into an office therefore can be moved from one area to another, and it can also accommodate 10 extensions maximum. With features found on key and PBX systems, the KSU-less phone system is a choice for small offices with lesser number of employees. The cost of a KSU-less phone system could run to around $130 to $225 per phone, and with this inexpensive cost, it is usually not sold with telecom vendors as support. Because of this condition, you are obliged to do the buying, installing, programming, and maintaining of the KSU-less phone system on your own.

The latest introduction to the business phone system is the voice over internet protocol or the VoIP. This new technology is accepted by small, medium or large companies.