New Businesses Lower Startup Costs and Get Fortune 500 Image by Outsourcing Phone System
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — April 22, 2003 — The world’s lingering economic uncertainty has dramatically tightened the operational belts of all businesses especially new start ups. Finding ways to reduce business phone set-up costs without sacrificing quality or function is more essential than ever. One way businesses can do this is through a hosted communications service provider like Virtual PBX®. The VirtualPBX™ service provides all the sophisticated phone capabilities of a large company phone system such as auto-attendant greeting, voice and fax mail, automatic call distribution, and extension to extension transferring without the disadvantage of having to buy, install and maintain a PBX system on site. This can save companies upwards of $75,000 for equipment alone, not factoring in the costs of maintenance, programming and redundancy that a traditional system would require.
With the VirtualPBX™ service, small firms look to the rest of the world like established companies with high end, sophisticated call management systems. Each customer gets a toll-free number with virtual extensions that can be mapped to any phone number anywhere in the world. All employees are integrated under a single phone number whether they work in distributed local offices, telecommute from home or are mobile. The system also comes with powerful follow-me calling, call screening and new message paging for all extensions.
The mobile sales and installation professionals at Home Game LP, the exclusive distributor and installation trainer for Putting Greens Unlimited serving the central and northern California areas, need an efficient and reliable way for customers to reach them whether they are in their offices or on the road at appointments. General Partner Greg Pickens decided on a VirtualPBX™ phone system because it was not only the most economical and professional alternative out there, but could also quickly and easily accommodate our expanding sales force and licensed installation contractors.
Phelon Consulting, a new strategic marketing firm that specializes in defining, implementing and managing customer reference programs, also considered a variety of voice communication options but likewise chose the VirtualPBX™ hosted service. Phelon’s unique business brings together experienced customer reference professionals from all over the country to provide top-level service to its clients. Phelon needed a central phone system that would connect clients quickly and invisibly with dispersed consultants.Projecting a professional public image right from the start was a primary goal, said Principal Promise Phelon. I want clients to have immediate access to our consultants, no matter where they are located, without having to invest a lot of our resources in equipment and technology. VirtualPBX™ met both of these considerations.
The VirtualPBX™ Small Business System takes less than 24 hours to install and is offered as a month to month service with a one time $150 setup fee, a per extension charge of $5 to $15 per month, depending on the number of extensions in the system, and call traffic as low as 5.5 cents per minute. It would take a business over eight years of using the VirtualPBX™ service before a hardware PBX purchase of equal functionality could be justified.
Virtual PBX®, Inc. was founded in 1997. As a pioneer in the hosted communications market, the company first introduced its VirtualPBX service in 1998. . The VirtualPBX™ service provides all the sophisticated phone capabilities of a large company phone system without the disadvantage of having to buy, install and maintain a PBX system on site. VirtualPBX™ and PBXParachute™ are registered trademarks of Virtual PBX®, Inc.
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