New Technologies to Consider For Upgrading Your Outdated Phone System
Are you still using the legacy phone system in your office? If yes, then time is ripe to sell used phone equipment that you are still relying on for carrying out your daily business chores and upgrade to a new and much better office phone system.
In the last decade, there has been a striking transformation in the way businesses communicate. The legacy phone systems are disappearing at a fast rate as more and more businesses are opting to sell used telecom equipment for better technology.
The main reason to sell your old phone system is that it uses outdated technology. You may not find parts for your outdated office phone system when it stops working as those parts are no longer manufactured and supported. Your legacy phone system is not capable of reaping the benefits of the internet and cloud technology.
So, if you have decided to move your phone system to new technology, then the first thing that you have to do is sell used telecom equipment to an IT asset recovery management and disposition services provider that can offer you a good price. An IT asset disposition (ITAD) services provider will not only provide you a good price, but it will also follow environment-friendly telecom equipment recycling procedures.
If you are still using a basic landline phone system in your office, then you can consider choosing one of the following technologies to upgrade your office phone system –
PBX Phone System
PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange. A PBX phone system is a private and centralized telephone network used by an organization. It allows people within a company to connect and with the outside world. In the PBX phone system, multiple handsets are connected to a centralized hub. The hub is connected to a public switched telephone network. You can make use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) with IP-enabled PBX to use the internet instead of traditional telephone lines.
PBX phone system provides features such as auto-attendant, auto-dialing, call recording, routing based on location, customized call menus, unified communications, etc. PBX phone system can work without internet connection and is capable of meeting the needs of medium to large-sized businesses.
There are two types of PBX systems available – on-premises PBX system and hosted PBX system. In the case of the on-premises PBX system, all the equipment is bought and managed by the company itself. So, the company’s staff should have adequate training to manage the system and resolve technical problems.
A hosted PBX system is managed by a hosting service provider. So, you don’t have to troubleshoot problems yourself. You can simply call the support service of your PBX hosting service provider to resolve any problem with your PBX phone system.
Cloud PBX Phone System
A cloud PBX system makes use of cloud computing technology. Cloud PBX is a virtual PBX system and all the routing services are performed by a cloud hosting services provider. You do not require staff to manage the PBX system.
Cloud-based Private Branch Exchange (cloud PBX) system uses secure data centers of a cloud hosting services provider. Cloud PBX works through the internet. It can be accessed from any device that has the cloud PBX interface program installed and running. You can log in from anywhere and stay connected even when you are not in your office.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get all the features that are provided by an on-premises PBX system, but they do not have to buy the costly equipment. They can avail cloud PBX as a service by choosing one of the flexible plans provided by cloud hosting services providers.
VoIP Phone System
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. A VoIP phone system makes use of Voice over Internet Protocol to make and receive calls. VoIP systems make use of the internet instead of phone lines. An example of software that uses VoIP is Microsoft Skype.
The main advantage of VoIP is that you get many features at a very low cost in comparison to an on-premises PBX system. The downside of using VoIP is that you should have a good quality high-speed internet connection to use it successfully.
VoIP provides great features such as instant messaging, video conferencing, advanced analytics and reports, transcription of voice into text, integration with other applications, virtual phone line connectivity for smart cell phones, etc.
There are different types of VoIP systems available – hosted VoIP, on-premises VoIP, and virtual VoIP. On-premises VoIP requires experts in your company who know how to manage VoIP equipment and resolve technical issues. In case of hosted VoIP, a third-party vendor, i.e. a hosting services provider manages the equipment and software, so that you can easily use VoIP without worrying about in-house maintenance and support.
A fully virtual VoIP phone system can route calls to any desired device including smartphones. Virtual VoIP phone systems offer a low-cost solution for small businesses having employees present in remote locations.
From the above discussion, it is clear that new technologies provide great features and benefits that cannot be matched by conventional phone systems. You can sell used phone equipment to Telecom Recycle and upgrade to the technology that meets your requirements and budget.