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Recommendations for someone to help set up a 3CX/Voip.ms system in GTA?

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Recommendations for someone to help set up a 3CX/Voip.ms system in GTA?

I currently have a Nortel ICS system with ~10 lines and know next to nothing about 3CX/Voip.ms. Is there someone you guys can recommend who can help me go over the benefits/drawbacks of the switch and figure out how to setup the new system?
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I was going to go with 3CX and voip.ms but then just went with voip.ms instead. It's a virtual pbx.
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Thanks for the tip. How did you feel about the features of 3CX vs the Virtual PBX of Voip? I'm getting surprisingly few results for this on Google for a head-to-head comparison.
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I've got a few clients on both "setups"... one is using voip.ms for configuration, the other using 3cx as PBX with voip.ms just being the trunk provider.

3cx is MUCH easier to manage when you start getting into higher volumes of subaccounts to manage, provision phones etc.. They both work, but I much prefer using 3cx. One thing i particularly like about 3cx is that once a user account is set up, can generate a welcome email (customizable of course) giving users their voicemail password, link to the softphone app for their mobile device, etc. and there's a QR code that they can automatically configure the app by scanning the code. Super handy when you aren't onsite to do this for everyone.
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I can help you if you still need it.
I work on and support 3CX and VoIP.ms every day.
It is my go to phone system for clients.
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I currently have 2 voice numbers with 3 further roll over lines, and 3 fax lines. All on Nortel ICS. What would be a reasonable rate for someone to get the system set up for me?

I'm also trying to avoid a disaster scenario where all the lines are ported but nothing works.
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If you have the pc installed with Win 10 it would be 1-2 hours. PM me and we can talk.
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bigredlemon wrote: I currently have 2 voice numbers with 3 further roll over lines, and 3 fax lines. All on Nortel ICS. What would be a reasonable rate for someone to get the system set up for me?

I'm also trying to avoid a disaster scenario where all the lines are ported but nothing works.
That is a very simple system. voip.ms can handle roll over and fax swimmingly without having to resort to the extra cost and complication of 3CX.
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Thanks! Any suggestions on what would be a good solid voip option to replace our Norstar M731x phones?
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What do you mean an option to replace your Nortel phones?
Do you want to know which IP handset to get to replace that handset? If this is your question decide on your phone system first. Many hosted phone services require the Polycom handsets. The 3CX phone system works great with Yealink or Grandstream phones.
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That's a great point. I had thought that all VOIP phones would be compatible but I guess not always. Sounds like Grandstream is the go-to brand if I'm going with either Voip.ms hosting directly or through 3CX then?
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Yes. They are okay phones for a good price.
They will work with either service.

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