How To Office Phone Systems in Calgary Alberta

There is a wide range of Phone Systems in Calgary.  Many companies still have Nortel phone systems that were installed 30 years ago and still work well.  Some of these phone systems lack voicemail or even caller ID as these features were not common when the systems were installed.

The most common type of phone system for businesses in Calgary are Hosted phone systems.  These have a lower upfront cost because some of the required equipment is in the Cloud and included in monthly costs instead of the upfront capital costs.   Hosted phone systems range in price from $30 / extension / month to $55 / extension / month.  This means that a 10 phone hosted phone system can run $550 / month.  This would include the monthly phone line calling costs as well as the equipment.

Alternatives to Hosted Phone Systems

The alternative is to use a premise phone system.  These are systems like Nortel where a large phone system is mounted on the wall at your business.  This large box has a large cost as well but the monthly costs are typically much lower as there is no per extension price and only the monthly phone line calling costs.  Premise based phone system give you a lot more control and ability to customize for your special business needs.

Helia Recommends for Hosted Phone Systems

There are literally thousands of hosted phone system providers and brands in Canada. represents the best in class phone system at a good price.   We have seen and used a lot of phones systems in the last 10 years and is our favorite.  If you have pre-existing VoIP phones from Polycom, Yealink, Snom, Cisco or Aastra, we can reprovision your phones and save you money.

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Helia Recommends 3CX Phone System for Premise Phone Systems

3CX Phone system is the industry leading and benchmark for phone systems.  Pricing is based on the number of concurrent calls you want the system to handle from 4 to over 1000.   It has tight integration with accounting, enterprise, crm systems as well as Gmail and Microsoft Office365.  3CX is particularly good for mobile user and  organizations that have a lot of low use phones because unlike hosted systems, you pay for total capacity and not per extensions.

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