Many small businesses, and big ones too, don't want the expense and hassle of purchasing an in-house PBX system but want to advantages of being able to make free calls between internal phones or to be able to transfer calls between phones. This capability requires a PBX and for years Telecom has offered a service called Centrex with which the PBX capability is actually housed at the local telephone exchange. VP-Virtual PBX offers the this same ability but at a lower price, with more features and it can be set up or changed in a matter of minutes rather than days or weeks.
Ideal for businesses with between 5 and 20 employees, VP-Virtual PBX uses your broadband Internet connection not only for external calls but also for calls between internal phones. The PBX functions are all provided remotely by VoicePipes' state-of-the-art Class 5 VoIP servers (Actually for internal calls the voice part of the call travels directly between the phones themselves but the PBX functions are handled over the Internet.) Advanced features include voicemail-to-email, Meet-Me conferencing, and Follow-Me diversions. Each user can access and manage their own phone settings by way of a web portal. Unlike a conventional Centrex system, extensions don't need to be located in the same building ... or even in the same country.