So you've been thinking about Voice over IP telephone systems for your church or small business and are put off by the costs of the phone system - fair enough. What if there was a free version? That's right. What if the system itself was software based and run on a Windows server or pc and all you had to buy was the desk phones (I'd suggest Polycom IP-301, IP-501s - see Ebay) and a server to run it on??? Getting more interesting isn't it?
Check out 3CX software based PBX for Windows....
The free version supports up to 8 phones (small office, small church, or even your home).
A 25 extension small business version supporting 16 simultaneous calls is available for $350, a professional edition (unlimited extensions and 32 simultanoeus calls) is $895, and the enterpise edition (unlimited extensions, unlimited simultaneous calls) is $1250.
Complete phone system: Provides call switching, routing & queueing
Purchase cost dramatically lower than a traditional hardware PBX
Scaleable - Unlimited extensions and phone lines. No proprietary expansion modules needed!
Web based configuration & status indication - Easy phone system management!
Unified messaging: Receive voice mail via e-mail
Auto attendant (e.g. 1 for sales, 2 for support etc.)
Reduce long distance and inter office call costs
No more expensive proprietary system phones: Use standard SIP phones
Eliminate the phone wiring and make moving offices easier