Traditionally business use of POTS (Plain Old Telephony Services) or the business telephony services from a Cable provider. The use of POTS has been widely popular from the first days of public telephone services to this day. In early 2000’s Canadian Cable operators had begun offering residential and business telephony services by using (Fixed) Voice over IP. By switching to Voice Over IP or VoIP in short, business can capitalize all the cost savings and benefits the technology has to offer. For example, integration to Faxes, Smartphone apps, unlimited extensions, cloud PBX, intuitive web management interfaces, Canada and US calling included with very competitive international calling rates.
Nowadays majority of businesses are migrating to Cloud, also called Hosted PBX. In the simplest definition Cloud PBX is a service in where all telephony services are hosted (also known as virtual pbx) with the voip provider. This provides a huge number of advantages to businesses, particularly those small business or medium size as there is no need to have costly equipment in-house and dedicated personnel to run it. With VoIP business, small or large get plenty of state of the art features available, hands-off set-up since it is done by the provider and solutions are customizable and typically do easily allow for growth elasticity – can have as little as one line to as many as required. Though IF there is more than 200 lines required the need may be satisfied better by having an in-house software based PBX and using/renting SIP trunks (one line equals ones SIP trunk). Find below the top VoIP Business Providers in Canada.