10 Questions to Ask Your Hosted IP PBX Provider, before You Sign a Contract

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Signing up for a hosted IP PBX provider is like signing up for cable TV; providers want to lock you into a long-term contract at terms that give them the most profit, while you just want to get the service and features you need at the lowest possible price. The key to avoiding a contract with more—or less—service than you need? Ask the right questions. Find out what you should ask before signing on the dotted line.

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