How Much Is Your Old Phone System Costing You?

December 23, 2019

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You may be sticking with your legacy phone system because you’re worried about the costs involved with updating to a new one. The reality is, if you compare your old phone system cost history to how much you can save once you switch to a cloud-based system, you’ll actually see that you’re losing money – while also missing out on the business benefits a modern phone system provides.

Let’s take a look at how much you could save with a cloud-based system and how much your old phone system is truly costing you. When you look at the numbers and have the facts, you can make better-informed choices when it comes to your business’s communications.

Hidden Costs of Legacy Phone Systems

You’ve probably noticed that you aren’t simply paying one straightforward bill for your phone lines. Legacy phone systems also come with hidden costs that push up the financial burden even further.

Hardware and service fees

Look at how much you’re paying for the hardware, maintenance, and servicing fees. Phone system infrastructure is expensive. Not only are there upfront costs but, with the rate that communications technology changes, it’s not long before your business will require updated phones. Depending on how many users you have, these costs can really add up.

Scaling costs

One of the downsides of legacy phone systems is a lot of businesses don’t realize how difficult it is to scale until they’re ready to grow. When your business grows, so will your phone service needs. You’ll have to pay for new hardware, new phone lines, and expand your service agreement.

These hidden costs are a big reason that businesses are turning to hosted solutions. With a cloud-based phone system, you’ll have a more flexible phone system, and you’ll save money on your monthly phone bill.

Upgrading to a Cloud-Based System Can Cut Your Bills Drastically

In fact, you can see your phone bill decrease by 50 percent or more. That’s what happens when our customers start using our PBX hosted phone system.

To demonstrate just how worth it updating your legacy phone system can be, we looked at the old phone bills of 19 of our customers and compared costs. We found a huge difference. Other phone companies were charging nearly $67 a month for every line. With Intermedia’s PBX phone system, each phone line will cost about $35 less every month.

But that’s not all. With an old phone system, you’re likely paying for the costs of the actual phone systems – this includes the initial investment and any maintenance fees. The average cost for hardware and maintenance for five to 10 phone lines ranges from $3,500 to $4,000. With Intermedia’s cloud-based system, you’ll pay $0.

Why Your Old Phone System Costs More Than You Think

Not only are hosted PBX phone systems a more cost-effective option, but they’re also empowering. With a cloud-based solution that offers unified communications in addition to hosted PBX, you can also take advantage of a number of features that can revolutionize the way you and your staff communicate. With a unified solution, you’ll have access to services such as video conferencing, integrated chat, file sharing, and screen collaboration.

With your old phone system, you’d likely have to pay for stand-alone services from entirely different providers. This can lead to increased costs as well as the hassle of managing different services for each one of your communications needs.

With a cloud-based phone system, you can bundle all of these services into one platform. This helps you save money and makes it easier for even small businesses to access the type of features that empower collaboration, flexible working, and increased productivity.

What’s the Cost of Holding Your Business Back?

Communications technology keeps changing. When you compare costs, old phone systems are more expensive than cloud-based solutions. Even more critical, they could be holding your business back.

With a modern, cloud-based PBX phone system, you can enjoy a streamlined service and lower costs. But, you’ll also have the ability to scale when your business is ready to grow. With Intermedia, you won’t have to purchase new hardware or pay for fees involved with expanding your service agreement.

Not only will we always supply the new phone, but we also won’t force you into an expensive maintenance contract. We also don’t charge any cancellation fees.

Find out how much you can save when you switch from your old phone system to a cloud-based system. With Intermedia’s hosted PBX solution, you’ll benefit from increased reliability, better collaboration, simplified scaling – and lower costs. Reach out today for your free quote.

The Intermedia Team

Intermedia helps over 135,000 businesses connect better – through voice, video conferencing, chat, contact center, business email and productivity, file sharing and backup, security, archiving, and more – from wherever, whenever. And, as a partner-first company, Intermedia goes to work for over 7,300 channel partners to help them grow their revenue and maximize their success.

December 23, 2019

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