At STC Technologies we work with you to help you find the right solution. Providers and customers sometimes have a different idea of what VOIP is and what it can do for your business. We are here to help you navigate the myriad of options available, determine what the right solution is, and who the right provider is for your business.
We work with all the major carriers, including but not limited to: Thinking Phone Networks, Evolve IP, Megapath, TruMobility, Shoretel Sky, West IP Communications, IntelePeer, iCore, Fusion, Cbeyond, Access One, Appia, ANPI, Windstream, and Earthlink.
What is Hosted VOIP?
Hosted VoIP means to say that the hardware and PBX is hosted at an off-site location where your phones connect to a provider that maintains the equipment at an off-site cloud data center, either through a managed connection or through an internet connection.
- Hosted VOIP solutions generally have a lower upfront cost and are typically charged as a monthly fee per user, and sometimes per feature.
- Hosted VOIP solutions generally have a very low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) due to the savings in IT personnel, elimination of service calls for your premise based PBX, and because the hosted VOIP provider takes care of server/PBX configuration and maintenance.
Finally, consider how your business may grow in the coming years. If there is potential for rapid growth you will need to consider how this will impact your purchase. If going with a premises-based solution, you will likely want to purchase a larger appliance than is initially needed to accommodate growth. With hosted VoIP, new users can be added to the phone system as needed.
Summary on Chicago VOIP Providers
Purchasing the right phone solution is important for the success of your business. There are many factors that come into play when deciding between a hosted and premises-based telephone solution. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. To make the best decision please contact a sales consultant for a free consultation. We can provide you with additional information, tips, and advice regarding your telephone needs and ensure that you end up with the right solution for your business.
Our VOIP Providers
A few of the Hosted VOIP providers that we partner with: