Let’s Talk Unified Communications Today: Cloud-Based UC Services That Will Make Your Business Communications Fly

How would it feel if you had a business phone number with multiple extensions, a phone with a ton of cute buttons, and a mobility platform that lets you answer your office calls from your mobile phone, no matter where you are?

Enter Cloud-based unified communications (UC), a fully-integrated phone service that operates on the Cloud, meant to serve business clients. Depending on the service you choose, you might also get a mobility option included, which will allow you to respond to your particular extension within any telecommunications device you have, such as a smartphone or softphone on a computer. There’s no reason why you should settle for any less.

This kind of solutions allows you to venture outside your office into the wild and still act like you’re there. The time-saving implications of this are immense and cannot be ignored.

There are two services currently offering everything we’ve described here along with some goodies you must have:

  • Comcast Business VoiceEdgeComcast now has a UC “all-around” package within its Business VoiceEdge offer that might interest you. For as little as $14.99 a month, you get a full UC solution with Polycom 355 phones included with the plan. This fully-featured package includes “voice mail-to-email” transcription, a local telephone number, 4-6 digit extensions, and a “telephony toolbar” that allows you to integrate “click-to-call” on Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox using their included softphone.
  • eVoiceAlthough we’ve mentioned this service previously, it fits into the UC schema. eVoice offers many of the Comcast Business VoiceEdge features for as little as $9.95 a month for a two-extension plan with a 300-minute monthly allowance. If that’s not enough for you, you can always opt for their $29.95/month plan, which offers you a 1000-minute allowance and 5 extensions.

It’s time to stop locking yourself in the office. Get a breath of fresh air and walk into the wilderness, knowing that you can answer an important call from that little miracle in your pocket. We’re talking about your cell phone, of course!

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Miguel Leiva-Gomez is the owner of The Tech Guy, a blog that presents futuristic and current news about technology with a light touch of humor, catering to the average consumer and prospective investor. Miguel has been working with computers and gadgets for more than a decade, working together with people to help them solve their problems and breaking down complex concepts into simple bite-sized pieces that the average Joe can chew.