3CX PBX – Sample Configurations and Costings

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.

No.   Unit Price Price
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.

No.   Unit Price Price
1  3CX Small Business Edition $795
5  3CX Softphones $0
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
 Total  

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.

No.   Unit Price Price
1  3CX Enterprise Edition $2495
1 Patton E1 Gateway $1995
4  Welltech 24 port FXS gateway  $750 $3,000
5  Executive phones  $150 $750
1  Yearly support by 3CX $553 $553
 –  Total   $9,688.00

Pricing was verified in following sites
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