Over 60% of small businesses in Fort Lauderdale or Miami are still using the old POTs (plain old telephone system), key systems or older PBX systems—or an occasional early-stage UC (unified communications system). Unfortunately, this is like running the old rotary or flip phones—in a smartphone world.
Your older phone system has the following problems
High price. You are often paying more than TWICE what you ought to—for less than HALF the features. The telcos are relying on complacency—while milking you every single month. Ouch.
- Limited Features. Hard-to-use interfaces, no portal, no forwarding, no simultaneous rings, no employee status, no instant messaging, no virtual faxes… and they dare charge you MORE for what? Outraged yet?
- Nothing mobile. Your phone doesn’t also ring on your cell (either or), no instant messaging (to my land-line)—nothing for remote users. You are LOCKED to the main location.
- Hard to Scale. Tedious to change–need a trained tech to change your system, use antiquated voice line systems, users can’t manage their own profiles.
- No analytics. Few have call recordings, employee metrics are complex or non-existing with little to no tracking.
- Less reliable systems. When your Fort Lauderdale or Miami phone system fails—everyone is down. Upgrades require new hardware. Why? When you already pay for high-speed Internet?
So… how do you get the latest, coolest features in Fort Lauderdale or Miami double your cell phones as land-lines, scale in seconds, get the managerial info you need, increase reliability… and have the cheapest VOIP phone–all at a lower cost than you are paying now?
Perhaps it’s time to consider…
1. Much lower costs (the Cheapest VOIP Phone) in South Florida
You’re often paying for more seats than you need, and charge penalties to change.
In contrast, newer, more efficient UCaaS systems cost $20-35 (up to 40% less) and NO domestic long-distance–for the cheapest VOIP phone.
- The base price for older systems typically cost $40 to $55 per month (up to $100 in California), PLUS long-distance. PLUS the expensive initial hardware system cost and setup.
- You’re often paying for more seats than you need, and charge penalties to change.
- In contrast, newer, more efficient systems cost $20-35 (up to 40% less) and NO domestic long-distance–for the cheapest VOIP phone.
2. MUCH more advanced features
Direct call routing, forwarding, instant messaging, screen sharing, built-in virtual faxing, employee online status, CRM/ERM integration, available on land-like, mobile or PC.
3. Leverage existing mobile phones
Easy outbound calls on land-line or mobile (and can use the same caller-id (shielding your private mobile #), dual land/mobile caller ID, inter-system instant messaging, employee online status, plus can use personal phones for business (reducing costs).
4. Easier self-serve
Intuitive self-serve portals to personalize features, no IT or dedicated PBX infrastructure required, fast and easy self-deployment—shrink or expand in minutes.
5. More stable, advanced hardware
No old PBX or in-office systems to upgrade or fix, never disrupted by local outages or disasters in Fort Lauderdale or Miami.
6. Much better analytics
Easy call detail by the user, built-in call recording (with easy configuration and access), and summary reports so you know exactly how everyone’s phone time is spent.
Now that you can see the advantages of UC-based systems: being much more reliable and stable, having a LOT more valuable features, being much easier to use and manage, and the ability to integrate your mobile phones—all at a much lower cost, what’s the next step?
In fact, the biggest question now is—who do I use?