Say goodbye to using ISDN and PSTN phone lines forever. How the cloud can benefit your business.

An efficient and effective business phone line service is key to your business staying competitive and making a profit. But with all the technical jargon and acronyms it can be hard to work out which business phone line service is right for your business.

And while there are ISDN and PSTN phone line options to consider, there’s another solution you may not have thought about – the cloud!

What is the difference between ISDN and PSTN?

ISDN stands for the Integrated Services Digital Network, a digital network technology that carries and transmits voice, data, video and fax in a digital format. In Australia, ISDN services can either be a basic rate service, known as ISDN 2 or a primary rate service, known as ISDN 10/20/30.

ISDN2 (BRI – Basic Rate Interface) is the entry-level version and has two 64 kbit/s voice channels and one 16 kbit/s signalling channel that add up to 144 kbit/s.

ISDN10/20/30 (PRI – Primary Rate Interface) provides users with 10, 20 or 30, 64 kbit/s channels permitting for a maximum data rate of approximately 2 megabits per second (Mbit/s). Medium to large businesses usually use primary rate services.

Summit SIP Voice is a business grade voice solution. Suitable for plugging directing to your IP phone system, SIP comes with blocks of 10 lines, 20 lines or 30 lines. Find out more about Summit SIP Voice service here.

PSTN stands for Public Switched Telephone Network lines. With this dedicated service, each line has a unique phone number with the area code of its assigned telephone exchange. Despite the core network being almost entirely digital, PSTN is delivered to the premises via twisted copper pairs in analogue form.

While business phone line services using PSTN are similar in function to residential landlines, they are managed on less congested networks. Even though many businesses are still using PSTN as their business phone line service, there are limitations.

If your business is growing, your office will need to have more than one PSTN line. Installing multiple PSTN lines can become very expensive.

PSTN & ISDN will be phased out soon

As the NBN network is driving a switch from copper based voice services to services that run over broadband & data services, over the next 2-4 years PSTN & SDN will be phased out.

This means that traditional PSTN & ISDN users will be forced into switching to alternative VoIP based voice services. If you want to keep your PSTN Phone numbers, you will have no choice but to move to VoIP based service to replace your old voice lines.

Legacy PBX hardware will need to be replaced as PBX systems will need to be compatible with IP based voice services, or a cloud based phone solution.

Summit Business Cloud Phone Solution

Now you know the difference between ISDN and PSTN, it’s time to discover a more powerful, simple and intuitive business phone solution! When your business uses the cloud as a phone solution, you can forget about the technical jargon and acronyms.

Summit offers a simple, future-proof phone solution that easily scales when your business grows. Benefits to your business include:

  • No more expensive line rental!
  • Multi-site networking becomes simple
  • Savings on your phone bill
  • Free on-net calls between sites
  • One number for multiple devices including iPhone, Android, Mac and PC
  • NBN compatible

Your business also gets the latest equipment, maintenance and customer support from a local service centre.

Find out how moving away from ISDN and PSTN to the cloud can benefit your business. Talk to our friendly and helpful Summit Team Members on 1300 049 749.

3 reasons why your business needs to use a cloud phone solution

If your business uses PSTN or ISDN for its phone system, it’s time to consider a more efficient and cost effective business phone system. Did you know that no matter how small or big your business is, a cloud based phone system may be a better option?

In 2014, the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) reported that cloud services are increasingly popular with small and midsized businesses

But like anything business telecommunications, it can feel confusing. So here’s the facts about cloud based phone systems for business.

  1. A cloud based phone system can save your business money
    For the last few years, cloud based phone systems have been heralded as the ‘white knight’ of business communications. But outside of all the headlines and hype, it’s important to know how a cloud based phone system can save your business money.

    Because a cloud based phone system doesn’t use traditional phone lines, there are no line rental fees – making it more cost effective than traditional landlines. And with no need for expensive outlays on PBX systems, the cost savings continue!

    When you combine the cost savings with efficient call functionality that’s delivered through the cloud, is it any wonder that cloud based phone systems for business is increasing in popularity?

  2. PSTN and ISDN will be phased out soon
    Did you know that as the NBN network is driving a switch from copper based voice services to services that run over data and broadband services, PSTN and ISDN will be phased out over the next 2-4 years?

    This means that business who use traditional PSTN and ISDN will be forced into switching to different VoIP based voice services. And if your business has legacy PBX hardware it will need to be replaced so your PBX system is compatible with a cloud based phone solution or IP based voice services.

    Summit Business Cloud Phone Solution eliminates the need to purchase and maintain PBX hardware. And with business-grade call features and no central hardware, your phones can be connected at any location and unified into an organisation-wide phone service.

    Got a business with multiple offices or have employees who work remotely? Talk to our friendly and helpful Summit Internet Consultants and find out how our virtual PBX can benefit you. Call us 1300 049 749 today.

  3. When your business grows, it’s quick and easy to add more phone lines and functionality with a cloud based phone system
    Our cloud based phone systems offer functionality and options for businesses that want to cut costs while getting the best features available. From a start-up with a two-line cloud based system to a business that is growing and has multiple locations. Our cloud based phone systems easily and efficiently grows with you.

Get the best business cloud phone solution in Australia – Summit Internet Business Cloud Phone Solution benefits include:

  • NBN compatible
  • No more expensive line rental
  • Locally based customer support
  • Free on-net calls between sites
  • Multi-site networking becomes simple
  • Savings on your phone bill
  • One number for multiple devices including iPhone, Android, Mac and PC

And with Summit’s FlexPBX Max, your business phone cloud technology will always work for you. Say goodbye to expensive repair bills and frustrating overseas call centres. If any of your handsets or equipment suffers a failure, we’ll replace it at no additional cost to your business.

Call our friendly and helpful Summit Team Members on 1300 049 749 today.

Switch from FreshTel VoIP and avoid disconnection

Are you a business using FreshTel for Voice Over IP? If so, You’ve got less than 30 days to move your phone numbers away from FreshTel before they disconnect your service.

Earlier this year, VoIP Provider FreshTel announced that they would be ceasing operation of their VoIP services as of 30th June 2018.

How can Summit Internet help? Move to a Summit SIP Trunk or Hosted Phone System and we’ll transfer your phone number for free!

Avoid the last minute rush and avoid your business being disconnected. To discuss how Summit can help you transition from FreshTel, please contact one of our Team Members on 1300 049 749.

 

Bring your current Yealink handset to FlexPBX

At Summit, we’re making it easy to bring your current Yealink handset to FlexPBX so that moving from another provider is a streamlined process.

Simply select from our FlexPBX Pay as you Go (PAYG) plan or FlexPBX Max plan and we’ll hook your current Yealink handset up at no extra charge.

Yealink IP Phone

Whether your current handset is a Yealink IP Phone, Polycom IP Phone, Grandstream IP Phone, Cisco IP Phone, Snom IP Phone or Aastra IP Phone, we can streamline the move from your current provider with our FlexPBX automatic provisioning templates.

Our team are experts in telephone system migrations. Our project management team will move you from your existing system in record time all with keeping you on the air.

If you have an IP Handset not listed and would like us to certify it for use on FlexPBX, simply contact our team on 1300 049 749 and our team will arrange certification.

Bring your current Polycom handset to FlexPBX

At Summit, we’re making it easy to bring your current Polycom handset to FlexPBX so that moving from another provider is a streamlined process.

Simply select from our FlexPBX Pay as you Go (PAYG) plan or FlexPBX Max plan and we’ll hook your current Polycom handset up at no extra charge.

Polycom IP Phones

Whether your current handset is a Yealink IP Phone, Polycom IP Phone, Grandstream IP Phone, Cisco IP Phone, Snom IP Phone or Aastra IP Phone, we can streamline the move from your current provider with our FlexPBX automatic provisioning templates.

Our team are experts in telephone system migrations. Our project management team will move you from your existing system in record time all with keeping you on the air.

If you have an IP Handset not listed and would like us to certify it for use on FlexPBX, simply contact our team on 1300 049 749 and our team will arrange certification.

Work from the office of anywhere!

Stuck with an old Commander Phone System? Well you’re stuck not only to your desk but in the dark ages.

Break free from your desk and work from the office of anywhere with a Cloud Hosted Phone System from Summit.

What are the benefits of a hosted phone system?

Hosted phone systems offer advanced features not usually seen on traditional phone systems.
These are 6 of the benefits of Hosted PBX systems.

  • Caller ID – See who’s calling you before you answer.
  • Deskphone or Softphone – use a traditional deskphone or move to a software phone.
  • Voicemail to Email – receive your voicemails in your email.
  • Time Based Schedules – automate the open and closed hours of your office.
  • Music On Hold – Upload your music on hold straight from your computer.
  • Call Conferencing – call conferencing great to bring teams together.

Say goodbye to line rental!

When you move from a Commander System you’ll say goodbye to expensive line rental.

Did you know that line rental makes up over half of most company phone bills?

Save up to 60% on your call charges

Hosted PBX systems use voice over IP technology which offers amazing savings on calls.

Choose from pay as you go with 10c local and national calls or a unlimited calling plan. You’re guaranteed to save up to 60% compared your current Commander Phone System.

No maintenance fees

Another one of the big charges with Commander Systems is monthly or annual maintenance fees.

We have $0 extra fees. One low monthly fee includes all your maintenance and support. This could save you thousands of dollars a year.

Try before you buy!

Ready to work from the office of anywhere? Tired of demanding Commander Systems that are out of date and don’t empower your staff?

Take control of your phone system with our 30 Day Free Trial.
We’re so confident that after 30 days you’ll love, you won’t let us take it away from you.

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