The cost of a phone system will depend on the size of system you require, the manufacturer you choose and the features required on the system. Here we review the cost of some of the most popular systems available on the American market today.
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Fortivoice prices start from as little as $700 for an all in one PBX system. A PBX system allows multiple users to share phone lines which works out much cheaper than installing an individual line for each employee.
Features available on their systems include; ring groups, dial by name directories, auto attendants and voicemail.
They also offer VoIP systems which allows users to utilize their computer networks to make calls and cut the cost of long distance calls, and create systems around your existing phone hardware to help keep costs low.
Verizon business phone system prices start from $900 for a plug and play 4 line system which can handle up to 12 linked phones.
A two line system can be installed from around $400. Both these systems include; call waiting, caller ID, 3 way calling, voicemail indicator and call forwarding.
Once the system has been installed, call packages start at $25 a month for basic unlimited calls and around $55 a month for an unlimited nationwide package with features.
USA Phone offers business telephone systems from a number of providers including; Aastra, Cisco, Panasonic and Polycom.
Prices start from $160 for an Aastra Gigabyte SIP Phone with LCD displays, enhanced call management, personal directory and call waiting.
A four user system utilizing this entry level model will cost from around $700.
At the other end of their range are systems based around the 12 line Polycom IP Gigabit Phone with a touchscreen, API for business application integration and visual call conferencing.
Systems utilizing this model start from around $1,500 for a four user system. All the company's systems come with a phone ROI audit to ensure your new system will save you money.
Virtual PBX offer complete VoIP based business phone systems all with unlimited call minutes. Their one line package starts at $34 per month and includes one free VoIP phone if you pay the full annual amount in one go.
This price also includes up to 1,000 conference minutes per month and 1,000 fax pages. For larger businesses with between 20 and 99 lines, it costs $23 per month and this includes up to 50 free VoIP phones with an annual payment.
All Virtual PBX contracts include; auto attendant, follow me calling, information on hold, personal greetings and never-full mailboxes. All contracts also come with a 30 day money back guarantee to give customers peace of mind.
Telephone Systems Direct
Telephone Systems Direct offer their users Samsung or NEC business phone systems. Prices start from $967 for a fully assembled and programmed system including 4 NEC display speak-phones, voicemail, auto attendant and caller ID.
A 4 line 8 port system from Samsung with iDCS 28 Button Phones which allows for up to 99 extensions is also available for $2,350. This system includes; voicemail to email, remote key-sets, wireless extensions, installation and all end user training.
For firms keeping a close eye on their bottom line, Telephone Systems Direct also sell refurbished phone systems for around 30% less than brand new ones.
UniTel offer virtual office phone systems from as little as $20 per line per month inclusive of 600 free monthly minutes, through to their premier option priced at $75 per month with 2,500 free minutes.
The virtual office can link all your business calls through one main, easy to remember number from which calls can be routed to the proper extension. All contracts include; virtual receptionists, call transfers, do not disturb mode, call recording and find me follow me.
Phone System World
Phone System World offers new systems, upgrades and services for business phone users. They work with a number of different suppliers including; Avaya, Cisco, Nortel, Toshiba, Vertical and Panasonic.
Prices for a 4 line business phone system will start from $900 including auto attendant, voice mail, call recording and personalized greetings.
The company pride themselves on offering all their customers a bespoke system which matches their needs and they have branches all across the US to allow customers to access local support at all times.
Phone System World also provide refurbished systems at around 70 percent of the cost of a brand new system.