PBX systems could be as cheap as $20 per month or as expensive as thousands of dollars annually for setup, service, and maintenance. Plus, traditional PBX systems will require you to purchase analog-compatible desk phones, which can cost a fair amount per employee.
Common PBX-related costs include:
PBX box: Expect to pay around $1,000 for a traditional PBX system. This price includes the cost of the box and the installation fees. If it doesnít exist already, youíll have to pay for landline wiring to be installed in your office.
Phones: Desk phones and VoIP-enabled devices can cost as much as $500 per unit. Youíll have to pay more for touchscreens, Bluetooth, and video chat functionality.
Monthly service fees: Youíll have to pay ongoing monthly service fees for all the most popular solutions. RingCentralís hosted PBX system starts at just $19.99 per user, per month, but you can find providers who offer varying services for less or more.
Maintenance: Traditional PBX systems will require on-premise maintenance and software and hardware updates from an expert. Hosted and virtual PBX systems also go through maintenance and updates, but this happens seamlessly in the cloud.