To completely replace your old phone system, you might need to buy additional hardware such as IP phones or a VoIP to PSTN 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 or Linux 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 Standard Edition (8 Simultaneous Calls)||$349|
|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 or Linux 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 Pro Edition (16 Simultaneous Calls)||$879|
|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 – 32 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 reused with the help of an FXS analog gateway. The management team will get Executive phones. The system will run on an existing Windows or Linux 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 (64 Simultaneous Calls)||$4998|
|1||Patton E1 Gateway||$1995|
|4||Welltech 24 port FXS gateway||$750||$3,000|
|1||Yearly support by 3CX||$550||$550|