When to Move to a Hosted Phone System

July 14, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems

So you’ve made the decision to start researching hosted phone systems for your business, but you’re not quite sure of when to make the switch. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding on when to move to a hosted phone system.

When to move to a hosted phone system

The Learning Curve

The biggest barrier in transitioning from an outdated phone system will always be that change leads to unfamiliar grounds. When talking about switching from a legacy phone system to a hosted phone system, there really won’t be much change with regards to how your phone behaves. Your Maryland hosted phone voice service will handle all of the complicated aspects of switching to a modern phone system. On your end it will feel just like your old phone—but with newer and better features.

The Cost of Switching vs. Upgrading

Commonly, we get customers who come to us because they are in the process of upgrading their current legacy phone systems and want to explore other options. Ultimately, the cost of switching to a hosted phone service is about the same in comparison to upgrading a legacy phone system one time.

The Cost Savings Over Time

If you’re on the fence about when you want to pull the trigger on using a hosted phone service, think about the cost savings you’re missing out on. A hosted phone service saves you money in the long term because it removes the need to constantly upgrade legacy phone systems.

In addition, Maryland hosted phone services also remove the need to spend money on phone closets in your office as well as the staff to serve your phone equipment. Your hosted phone service will handle all of this for you; saving you money in the long-run.

When your Company Starts to Grow

One of the best times to move to a hosted phone system will be when your company begins to grow to a point where you will need additional flexibility to scale. As companies start to grow, they also start to develop the need for technologies not as readily available with a legacy phone system such as call forwarding, call conferencing, or call activity logs.

Here at DataStream Communications we are a top hosted phone systems and VOIP provider servicing businesses in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. For more information on the benefits of a hosted phone system, give us a call at 800-974-2605, or fill out the form on our website, today!

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