The advent of cloud phones has given businesses the ability to push their productivity and efficiency to a new level; but, as these systems grow in popularity, so do their numbers.
With a new model seemingly appearing on the market every day, how do you pick the most suitable phone for your business? Well, there are certain criteria that can help you narrow down the search.
What is the criteria for quality cloud phone systems?
A good cloud phone system must only tick two boxes. It must come from a trusted, quality brand and serve your communication needs. We’ll showcase the best cloud phones, their features and who might benefit from each system the most.
The best cloud phone systems
We’ve chosen 5 different cloud phone systems that could suit a wide range of businesses. At United Telecoms, we can spend the time to understand your needs in terms of business communication and pair you with the best, most cost effective system.
For Executives Looking for Extra Features and Support
Yealink T48S Executive Touch Screen IP Phone
The Yealink-T48S VoIP Phone is a top-notch communications tool specifically geared toward busy professionals and executives. This dynamic system has a large 7” touch screen that allows you to quickly switch between pages and applications. The LCD display is clear and offers 800 x 480-pixel backlight colour for easy viewing.
The phone looks sophisticated, but this is more than just a professional-looking handset. It’s packed with features that support interoperability and collaboration. One of the most important is clear sound. Yealink’s Optima HD Voice technology and Opus wideband codec support ensure that your calls will have crystal-clear audio quality.
The T48S also uses Gigabit Ethernet ports 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet support for swift call handling. In addition, you can smoothly use it with USB Dongle and Wi-Fi USB Dongle and also enable USB recording.
This system also offers 16 VoIP accounts, 29 memory keys, expansion module support, and it’s also Skype for Business ® Certified. Looking for more small extras? There’s also a paperless label design, headset, EHS support and an adjustable stand.
For A Starter Business With Room to Grow
Yealink T41S Entry Level IP Phone – For A Starter Business With Room to Grow
The Yealink SIP-T41S is a solid choice for small businesses that don’t want their cloud phone to stay behind once they expand. On the contrary, the T41S is a flexible system that can grow with your business.
This feature-rich business tool offers everything you need for superior communications for in-house calls, as well as collaboration with clients and partners. With Yealink Optima HD Voice technology, voices are clear and defined. Audio quality is also unparalleled, thanks to the systems-wideband codec of Opus technology.
Apart from superior communications, you can also expect extensive functionality. The previous model, the T41P, was good, but the T41S has a faster, more responsive interface plus a variety of performance-enhancing features.
Just some of the best features include 6 VoIP lines that come with programmable keys for enhanced productivity. Its stable USB port also provides extensive functionality and expansibility.
Best for a Remote Office Workforce
Yealink W52P Business IP DECT Phone
The Yealink W52P was specially designed for small businesses and home offices, especially those in need of cost savings. Perfect for remote work, this cordless VoIP phone is valued for its potential as a scalable SIP-based mobile communications system.
Workers who are at home or in the field can also experience more freedom of movement. Indeed, when you go outside, the handpiece remains functional for up to 300 metres from its central point, making it perfect for situations like a temporary office located on a construction site.
The W52P also offers rich business functionalities like VoIP, clear voice communications, PoE, call forwarding and transferring, use of an intercom and you even use the phone system to participate in 3-way conferences.
Other fantastic features include 10/100 Power over Ethernet support; it has up to 5 VoIP accounts, a battery that gives you 10 hours of talk time (100 hours on standby), the ability to receive up to 4 simultaneous external calls, high-definition voice support, and a system that is also wall mountable.
For Larger-Scale Businesses With High Call Volumes
Yealink EXP40 LCD Expansion Module
The Yealink EXP40 Expansion Module is a popular choice for companies who wish to greatly enhance the functional capacities of their VoIP phone system, and presenting users with a large graphic LCD display for easy operation is just the beginning.
When your company has a high call volume, an organised telephonic system is key, and in this regard, the high-performance EXP40 offers several features to make life in the office more streamlined.
There are two pages packed with buttons that can be programmed with as many as 40 of your favourite or most-used features. The system’s most popular productivity-enhancing features include BLF/BLA, speed dialling, call transfer, forward, park and pickup.
For A Feature-Packed System That Remains User-Friendly
Yealink T58A Multimedia Video Phone
The Yealink SIP-T58A is a popular phone as it combines simplicity with sophistication. If you don’t like cloud phones that hardly resemble a phone, then this might be the most attractive model for you. You can use it like a normal phone while still enjoying all the best features designed for business professionals.
This easy-to-use smart media phone, which is based on the Android 5.1.1 operating system, comes with a 7” 1024×600 pixel touch LCD display. Not only does this provide an excellent HD video calling experience, but the audio is good enough to make everyone think that they are in the same room.
Hailed as a solution for busy executives and teleworkers alike, this cloud phone also offers useful features such as integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR, a removable 2MP HD camera CAM50, a built-in web browser, recorder, calendar, built-in USB, Opus codec support, 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet support and support for third-party applications for business customisation.
Additionally, this phone is great for conferencing as it includes the ability to handle 3-way video conferencing or 5-way video/audio mixed conferencing. The phone system is also Microsoft Teams ® & Skype for Business ® Certified and can support up to 16 VoIP accounts.