Covad Communications Group Inc. today took the wraps off its Covad VoIP PBXi Voice Service, which uses existing on-premises phone equipment and requires no upfront capital expenses.
Covad is distributing the services through all of its channels, including resellers, agents, dealers and direct sales teams.
While a fully managed VoIP service may be ideal for many businesses, some business owners still want to retain their existing phone system and reduce their telecom operating expense by up to 25 percent, says Jeff Ahlquist, vice president of corporate development for Covad. For those businesses, Covad VoIP PBXi Voice Service is an ideal fit.
Covad VoIP PBXi Services are available in four bundles for businesses with five to 100 employees per location. The system integrates directly with PBX or key systems using a Primary Rate Interface or analog interface. Setup costs for the service begin at $300. Each option comes with local and long-distance minutes, a Cisco 2431 IAD and Covad Web hosting/e-mail services.