To completely replace your old phone system, you might need to buy additional hardware such as IP phones or a VoIP Gateway. In this article, we have listed a number of sample configurations that will help you understand the total cost of a system. We define costs and type of phones according to the following categories:
- Executive IP Phone: On average these phones will cost $200 each.
- Standard IP Phone: These phones should not cost more then $120 each.
Example 1 – 4 line system with 10 extensions
This small business phone system will use a SIP trunk to make outbound calls. The director will have an ‘executive’ phone, and other extension users will have standard IP Phone. This system will be installed and supported by a 3CX Partner and will run on an existing Windows machine or as a virtual machine. Installation times and prices are just guidelines and will depend on location and requirements. Request a quote from a local reseller here.
|1||3CX Mini Edition||$495|
|1||Executive IP Phone||$200||$200|
|9||Standard IP Phone||$120||$1080|
|4-8||Installation by 3CX partner (in hours)||Varies||Varies|
|1||Yearly support by 3CX Partner||Varies||Varies|
Example 2 – 8 line system with 30 extensions
This small business system which will retain 4 of its PSTN lines for incoming calls and backup, and use a VoIP provider for all outbound calls. The sales staff will convert to softphones. The director and receptionist will have an ‘executive’ phone, and other extensions users will have a standard IP phone. The system will be installed and supported by a 3CX partner and run on an existing Windows machine or as a virtual machine. Please note that installation times and prices are just guidelines, request a quote from a local reseller here. These will vary based on your requirements and location.
|1||3CX Small Business Edition||$795|
|2||Executive IP Phone||$200||$300|
|18||Standard IP Phone||$120||$2,160|
|4-8||Installation by 3CX partner (in hours)||varies||varies|
|1||Yearly support by 3CX partner||varies||varies|
Example 3 – 30 line E1/T1 system with 100 extensions
In this example, we price out a larger system with 1 e1/t1 connection with 24/30 lines. A Patton gateway will be used. To keep costs down all the analog phones will be re-used with the help of an FXS analog gateway. The management team will get executive phones. The system will run on an existing Windows machine or as a virtual machine so that no further hardware is required. This company has a knowledgeable administrator on staff, who will take care of the installation of 3CX.
|1||3CX Enterprise Edition||$2495|
|1||Patton E1 Gateway||$1995|
|4||Welltech 24 port FXS gateway||$750||$3,000|
|1||Yearly support by 3CX||$553||$553|