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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
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Choosing a VoIP carrier—more than just price

Two of the most important features to look for when choosing a VoIP carrier are support and call quality. Usually, once you set up and everything is working, you won't need support. I always tell clients that there is no "boxed" solution that I can sell; every installation is a little different. Internet connections are all different even with the same provider. If you have a rock-solid T1 or something better, then this shouldn't be a problem. DSL seems different from building to building, even in the same area.

So how do you test support before giving them your credit card? Call them! Try calling support at the worst times, such as Monday afternoons when everyone is back to work and online. Also, try calling after business hours. See how long it takes to connect to a live person and if you can understand them once you speak to them. Find out where their support is located. Try talking to them and tell them you are thinking about signing up...