Los Angeles (LA) Hosted PBX

Over the last 15 years in Los Angeles (LA), hosted PBX systems have become more and more common as businesses begin to realize the benefits of not hosting their own telephone equipment. With expensive PRIs or analog circuits, private branch exchange equipment hosted in-house require investments and expertise in hardware, along with someone to administer the equipment, distracting businesses from what they do best: run their businesses.

Hosted PBX systems have gained popularity in large part because they outsource the core components of running a PBX – hardware investment and expertise – to a central service provider who can scale out the expense of the hardware and administration by utilizing it in the service of many different exchanges. Another tremendous benefit of hosted systems is that having a small number of branches does not make implementing private branches prohibitively expensive. For businesses with just several lines, the economics of a hosted system are hard to resist.

Whereas hosted PBX systems are nothing that new, Centrex and CentraNet services have been around for years, the integration of VOIP into the hosted PBX is relatively new and has become a favorite of cost-cutters because it save businesses even more money on phone service: so much that businesses that deal locally can practically eliminate phone bills. Because all calls between branches of a Los Angeles (LA) hosted PBX system are, by definition, free, savings on intra-office calling is a given. VOIP hosted PBX service provides an amazing amount of flexibility to businesses that have multiple offices, whether in or around Los Angeles (LA), the entire country or even the world. After an initial hardware fee and a small monthly service charge, ISPs will often offer free local calls, free incoming calls, and long distance rates for literally 3 to 5 cents per minute.

The bottom line for business is that although the hosted PBX has been around seemingly forever known by names such as Centrex and CentraNet, it is worth investigating trying to integrate VOIP into the enterprise’s telecom solutions. Doing so is relatively simple and is easily facilitated by a customer-centric ISP that can consult on whether utilizing a SIP trunk or PRIs for the outgoing lines makes the most sense in terms of current bandwidth. If bandwidth is tight, some ISPs will offer to provide their own in-house bandwidth in conjunction with hosting the PBX and implementing the overall VOIP solution for a package price. Savvy cost-cutters take note.

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