Solving the Mystery of Business Phone Services - The Jerusalem Post

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Solving the Mystery of Business Phone Services - The Jerusalem PostSolving the Mystery of Business Phone Services - The Jerusalem PostPosted: 09 Feb 2020 12:00 AM PST If you've ever shopped for phone service for your business, you may have felt utterly mystified by the dizzying array of possibilities.  You may also have been thoroughly confused by all the abbreviations and technical jargon.  Why does it have to be so hard to get business phone service?
I'm going to walk you through the basics ofBusiness Phone Service, decode some of the tech-speak, and help you figure out how to select the right kind of plan for your business. POTS, PBX, VoIP…it's like phone providers are being deliberately confusing.  Let's break these abbreviations down into plain English:

VoIP – stands for Voice over Internet Protocol.  It means that phone calls are transmitted over the internet, rather than phone lines.PBX – stands for Private Branch Exchange.  It means a company uses one central numbe…

Best cloud phone systems of 2019: set up a business PBX system in the cloud - TechRadar

Best cloud phone systems of 2019: set up a business PBX system in the cloud - TechRadar


Best cloud phone systems of 2019: set up a business PBX system in the cloud - TechRadar

Posted: 10 Oct 2019 08:49 AM PDT

Editor's note: Looking for a cloud phone system and PBX for your business? If you're looking for information to help you choose the one that's right for you, use the questionnaire below to have our partner site, BuyerZone, provide you with information from a variety of vendors for free:

PBX (Private Branch Exchanges) are used by companies to route telephone calls within their own premises. Depending on the type of PBX used people in your organization can have their own extensions, place calls and even send SMS messages and faxes. 

Setting up your own PBX has traditionally been time consuming and costly. These days however, there are a number of companies offering phone systems in the cloud. 

In this guide, you'll discover some of the top cloud-based companies offering this service today. All of these providers will save you the trouble and expense of installing your own hardware, although some are compatible with existing PBX systems too. As their systems are based online, many of these providers also support video and VoIP calling as well as regular telephone calls.

  • Want your company or services to be added to this buyer's guide? Please email your request to desire.athow@futurenet.com with the URL of the buying guide in the subject line. 

Best cloud business phone systems - at a glance

  1. 8x8 Cloud
  2. RingCentral
  3. Ooma Office
  4. Vonage Business Cloud
  5. Avaya OneCloud

8x8 Cloud

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1. 8x8

Comprehensive cross platform cloud-calling for those who can afford it

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