Cost of Switching to or Installing a New VOIP Telephone System in NYC
The initial installation or converting to a VOIP telephone system is just about the same price of installing a traditional (POTS) analog telephone system.
Approximately $4000- $6000. The cost savings in the long run works out in the favor of the digital systems. Voice over IP systems traditionally pay for themselves in cost savings within the first year of use.
The greatest price differences between analog and digital systems will show up with the handsets that the office decides to purchase.
These newer systems have many multi media capabilities that traditional phones do not offer. The Average costs per trunk (phone line) is usually around $20 or less per month.
There are many advantages of installing a VOIP system as opposed to a traditional analog system. The coolest upgrade we love is the ability to send and receive text messeges and clients and patients, both from the phone and office computers. You also will have the ability to cnswer calls through an app on most mobile devices.
More advanced systems allow video conferencing.
Below we will list the components that you will need to create a VOIP telephone system:
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The first item you will need in your digital telephone system installation is the PBX
The PBX acts as a "brain" or router of sorts. This will be the main device that controlls the phones, and access to the outside world. It is the most critical device in the entire system.
Grandstream is the leader in VOIP systems and their PBX works with most aftermarket phones available. The PBX system listed on the left is Highly recommended. It retails for arond $999 and offers the flexibility to be used with different model handsets
The next component you will need with your VOIP transition/ Installation will be the handsets.
Telephone handsets come in MANY styles, flavors and cost ranges. ($25- $500).
It is always Best practice to use one brand for all your devices. Mixing brands sometimes complicates the setup procedure
This Package is an introductory system. It comes with 5 handsets in addition to the PBX controller.
All in one package Total $849.
The final critical device you will need for your network will be a router.
For businesses sonicwall firewall devices are strongly recommended because of their enhanced security capabilities.
The Next critical component you will need for VOIP is high speed internet
Voice over IP signals are sent and routed using the internet, so having a high speed constant up internet service is critical. Verizon Fios, Comcast, Time Warner cable and Optimum Online are some of the services available in New York City.
If you have a new office construction or will like to upgrade your current telephone system call for a complimentary consultation.