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VOIP cost effective in this situation?

I would like to know if setting VOIP is a cost effective solution for our environment?

We have 50 users connected to a DSL line. I know we would obviously need a router, call manager, and some phones. What else would you need?

Also, doing this type of setup would you be able to make calls outside of the company along with those using the IP phones?

Trying to guess here is this is feasible and what the cost would be associated with someting like this. Right now say the company pays almost 2k a month in phone bills.



Re: VOIP cost effective in this situation?

Unfortunately, we don't have enough information to give you an answer.

Here's some things to think about:

1. What type of calls are the 2k being spent on? Long Distance to customers? If so, VOIP won't make a difference. Long Distance to other offices? If so, VOIP could make a difference.

2. A lot of times, justification is made up from lower up front costs (not always) vs. a new PBX. Why are you looking to get rid of the existing system? Too old? End of Lease? Are you moving? If so, take a look at the VOIP solutions, if not, you may not be ready for VOIP.

3. How much do you spend on Moves, Adds, Changes? Basically, are you dumping a lot of money trying to have someone change the existing phone system around?

We would need more information if you want an idea of equipment. What type of business? How many sites? Network infrastructure?


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