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Compare Top Business Phone Systems

Every business needs a phone system to operate and communicate with each other and their customers, but with all the options available, choosing a suitable provider can seem complicated and difficult. We remove the complexity and make it easier for you to make an educated buying decision.

Always look at some of the most common accomplished phone systems in the market and remember that this is a consultative process, and it is always recommended that you work closely with your chosen provider so they have a better understanding of your environment, goals, objectives and budget so they can build a turnkey solution to meet your specific requirements.  

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PRICE PER USER

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TERM

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ONLINE RATING

WORK FROM ANYWHERE WITH SA’S #1 BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM

⚙️ Locally developed platform based on open source technology ⚙️ Hosted PABX and call centre ⚙️ Cloud hosted platform ⚙️ Prepaid or postpaid billing

✔️ 30+ features to monitor and manage your users and agents
✔️ Mobile-ready, web-based technology + up to 3 devices per extension
✔️ Multiple plans to meet your business requirements
✔️ Unified Communications: mobile app and browser phone
✔️ Compliant call recording 

⚠️ 6 months data retention

❌ No Microsoft Teams integration ❌ Native video capabilities not available ❌ Unified communications application suite – collaboration and messaging

29c National
29c Mobile
Free On-network

From R1,000.00 per system

From R65.00 p/m

Monthly

4.5

4.5/5

30 REVIEWS

100 YEAR OLD GLOBAL ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS LEADER POWERING OVER 50 MILLION USERS

⚙️ Rich product portfolio: cloud hosted or on-premise ⚙️ Purchase outright, build your own cloud, or subscribe to a service ⚙️ Rainbow unified communications as a service (UCaaS) powered by RingCentral

✔️ Choose your own telco provider ✔️ Manufactures own handsets and devices, and can be used with mobile or pc softphones ✔️ Full suite of applications: Unified communications, fax over IP, centralised voicemail, pc integration and linking, smart guest applications, attendants, collaboration, messaging and video communication, Contact centre, IVR, and more.. ✔️ Rainbow Hub offers a central location for developers to build on the Rainbow technology with a sandboxing environment, 200 APIs, and a number of SDKs 

⚠️ Limited Microsoft Teams integration 

VOIP INDUSTRY LEADER IN SOUTH AFRICA – Hosted Switchboards + SIP Trunking + VoIP Lines

⚙️ Licensed telephone operator ⚙️ Hosted PABX for small, large and enterprise corporations

✔️ Built for distributed workforces, compatible with most SIP phones and softphones
✔️ Many features included: auto attendant, queues, teleconferencing, fax, music/marketing on hold, call forwarding and more 
✔️ Reporting and pin codes for cost control and management
✔️ Compliant call recording ✔️ Switch Telecom Web RTC Softphone ✔️ Up to 3 devices per extension ✔️ Extension to extension Video calling

⚠️ Choose your call recording period and pay accordingly – prices start from R150.00 per month

❌ Limited unified communications capabilities (remove what follows as we do video)

24c National
43c Mobile
Free On-network

FREE

Under cost R250 p/m (10 users) together with a VoIP Trunk (R25 per channel – min 4 channels)

 

Monthly

5

5/5

26 REVIEWS

LEADING SME PBX PROVIDER WITH 200,000 CUSTOMERS IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES 

⚙️ Manufacturer of on-premise and cloud PBX solutions ⚙️ Native desktop and mobile unified communications applications ⚙️ Open and interoperable with various IP phones, SIP trunks, and any SIP-compliant devices

✔️ Connects to any trunks: ISDN, Analogue, or SIP ✔️ All-inclusive pricing ✔️ Native unified communications applications: mobile and PC softphone ✔️Solution ecosystem includes PABX, IP phones, paging, door phones, hospitality and hotel phones, CRM, Zoho integration and team collaboration

⚠️ Limited API for integration 

❌ Native call recording won’t stand up in court  ❌ No local presence

LEADING ALL-ROUND PROVIDER OF VOIP, HOSTED PBX, DATA, AND IT SOLUTIONS

⚙️ Solution compatible with Linux and Microsoft ⚙️ On-premise or hosted PABX options

✔️ Technology provided by award-winning telecoms vendor, 3CX
✔️ Native unified communications applications: mobile, PC softphone and web phone (WebRTC)
✔️ Compatible with most SIP phones and softphones
✔️ Many features included: app-free web conferencing, live chat and calls with website visitors, advanced call centre features and reporting, answer Facebook page messages, send texts, and more.

⚠️ Data retention based on solution build ⚠️ Security based on specific solution build

❌ Native call recording won’t stand up in court  ❌ Limited integration

25c National
45c Mobile
Free On-network

FREE

R59.00 p/m

Monthly

4.3

4.3/5

7 REVIEWS

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SAVE UP TO 60% ON YOUR TELKOM BILL 

✔️ Quick & easy setup ✔️ FREE VoIP to VoIP calls + cheap voice calls
✔️ First choice for small and medium-sized teams ✔️ 10+ key features to serve all your business needs ✔️ Mobile app for remote communication ✔️ LTE connectivity helps businesses to get connected within days 

⚠️ Call recording limited by package – from 1Gb

❌ Native call recording won’t stand up in court  ❌ Limited integration

24c National
47c Mobile
Free On-network

FREE

From R50.00 p/m

Monthly

4.4

4.4/5

7 REVIEWS

CONNECTING THE WORLD SINCE 2002

⚙️ Manufacturer of business communication products ⚙️ Wave app provides desktop and mobile unified communications ⚙️ Open and interoperable with various IP phones, SIP trunks, and any SIP-compliant devices

✔️ Connects to any trunks: ISDN, Analogue, or SIP ✔️ All-inclusive pricing ✔️ Native unified communications applications: mobile and PC softphone ✔️ Solution ecosystem includes IP PBX, conferencing, IP video telephony, networking solutions, personal collaboration devices, facility and device management, gateways and ATAs ✔️ Cloud provisioning and management system

⚠️ Limited API for integration 

❌ Native call Recording won’t stand up in court  ❌ No local presence ❌ No Microsoft Teams integration

TOP RATED TELECOMS PROVIDER

✔️ IP PABX from leading vendor, Yeastar ✔️ Hosted PABX ✔️ Solutions for businesses of all sizes ✔️ Wide range of supported phone devices and software applications ✔️ Call Recording ✔️ Call Centre functionality

❌ Native call recording won’t stand up in court  ❌ Limited integration

24c National
50c Mobile
Free On-network

FREE

R60.00 p/m

Monthly

4.8

4.8/5

74 REVIEWS

Switch Telecom

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Cape Town

Cape Town

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Cape Town

Johannesburg

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