Cloud phone systems- they’re all the rage! But what are they? A cloud phone system is hosted in the cloud, which means that data is stored in a secure server which you can reach over the internet. A cloud phone system replaces traditional land lines, and is usually hosted by a third party provider like UK Phone Systems.
Instead of an answering machine tape, phone bills, and tons of wires, a cloud phone system is stored digitally. This makes it less expensive and easy to use. Because of this, it improves the way businesses operate.
What’s so great about it?
- Cost Savings. A cloud pbx system is much less expensive than traditional land lines. It allows you to sound like a Fortune 500 company for a fraction of the price.
- Easy set-up. Because the system doesn’t require wire rerouting, cloud-based phone systems are easy and fast to set-up.
- Time saving. Traditional business phone systems are high maintenance and require intense set up. Skip all of that and save time.
- Remote capabilities. Remote capabilities are a fancy way of saying that you can easily hook a cloud phone system up to mobile phones, so you don’t have to be tied to a desk.
- Advanced features. Today’s cloud phone systems have all the advanced features you need, including the ability to add multiple extensions, message management, call forwarding, voicemail, and different physical phone options.
- Message management. A cloud phone system differs from a traditional system in part because users can manage their messages, voicemails, and more.
- Call forwarding. A cloud phone system can help you forward calls to your support team, customer service desk, development team, or anywhere else.
- Voicemail. Most cloud-based systems allow you to record your own voicemail, set up multiple voicemails, read voicemails online, and more.
- Phone options. You can use traditional-looking phones in your office, or set up cell phones to receive calls with a cloud-based phone system.
What about features?
Why It’s Great for Small Business
Cloud phone systems are ideal for small businesses for a lot of reasons:
- UK Phone System’s extensions, voicemail, and call forwarding work with your toll-free number to create a professional appearance and make your business sound bigger.
- Whether you’re crunched for time, money, or all of the above, a cloud-based phone system is the perfect solution with quick set-up and no additional hardware costs.
- UK Phone System’s cloud PBX solution combines a robust blend of features
that allow you to be flexible, mobile, and productive – the trifecta for small business.
A cloud phone system is a great fit for any entrepreneur, and UK Phone System’s system will grow with your business, allowing you to focus on running it.
What is a cloud phone system?
Also known as cloud PBX and virtual PBX, cloud based phone systems utilize secure data centers to eliminate the need for expensive hardware and cables. Cloud phone providers own, configure, and manage these systems to ensure quality and security.
Is a cloud phone system the same as VoIP?
UK Phone System’s cloud hosted system is not a VoIP system. VoIP (Voice over Internet Provider) uses the public internet to transmit phone calls, which can result in an unreliable connection and poor call quality. UK Phone Systems works on top of your existing landline or cell service, so voice quality never suffers.
Can I use a cloud-based phone system with my cell phone?
You sure can! UK Phone System’s system works with landlines, cell phones, or both, so you can use it from anywhere and at any time.
Is a virtual PBX system right for my business?
Probably. If you like saving time and money, sounding professional, and being mobile, there’s a good chance that a cloud business phone system is a great fit for you and your company.
What are people saying about cloud phone systems?
“For example, you can have calls forwarded sequentially or concurrently to a computer, land line, or mobile device. We use this feature so that when a client calls into Urban Insight, the system finds an available support staff member to provide support.” – Chris Steins, Urban Insight
“With cloud-based hosting, the phone system turns into a unified communications system. With cloud-hosted VoIP, users access a web-based dashboard, which lets them manage features and check the status of other people on the system. For example, they can check to see if a person is on another call before transferring someone to that extension.” – ResourceNation