The Top 6 Best VoIP Service Providers
In my opinion, the #1 VoIP business phone system on the market today is the Digium Switchvox. Total Cost of ownership is lower than any system out there in its class, features & functionality are better, and innovation and design are superior to any competitor on the market.
But not everyone is going to do business with TTM. For a variety of reasons, some of you will wind up working with another vendor and buying a different phone system... So for those of you who are "them," here's my list of the next 5 best VoIP service providers in the market.
- Shoretel: I like the architecture of the Shoretel box...they built it right. It's also got a tremendous user interface. I think their phones look pretty cool too...if that's your thing. One thing I appreciate about Shoretel in general is that they have great marketing and informational material...I have learned a lot from them.
- Cisco: They have been the gold standard for a lot of years, and let's just say it - their products are awesome. the prestige that comes with owning a Cisco will far outweigh the exorbitant cost. They are really getting into the video conferencing game as well...for all you high-end pretty business people.
- Panasonic: I lost a bid the other day to Panasonic. Here's why - Panasonic has a phone system that is like their "tough" notebooks, designed to thrive in high heat, dust, and other miserable environmental situations. I couldn't find which phone system they were talking about - maybe you know? [Comments]
- NEC: I wrestled with whether to put this on the list. TTM does sell this system too, but there are a ton of NEC dealerships in the bay area...so this benefits them too! I love NEC as a simple business phone system. It is a VoIP system - but suppots digital phones as well, and has a all the tools you'd need ( UC, mobility, etc.) it is an easy to use, "we all understand it" phone system.
- Talkswitch: This is a small VoIP system with a nice set up features. It is fairly reliable and super inexpensive compared to any other system on the market.
Honorable mention: Panterra Networks. Competitor of ours, but they have a really cool looking hosted solution. I've yet to use it or hear anything about it, so be careful. But, from first glance, it looks really strong for people looking into a hosted VoIP solution.
Hope that helps! If you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them below in the comments section...