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It’s no secret that modern enterprises are turning to best-of-breed cloud services and SaaS solutions as a way to gain flexibility in how they deploy and manage their critical business technology. Increasingly, traditional phone systems are being retired in favor of more modern cloud phone solutions, but the often-complex migration process has led to an increased need for a Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) approach.
As more organizations migrate their phone service to a cloud solution, too many cloud providers require you to go all in with them, which often means abruptly migrating away from your current carrier and going all-in with their VoIP service. Here at Zoom, we’ve embraced a hybrid model to offer more flexibility in your journey to the cloud, and BYOC is a critical part of our Zoom Phone offering.
A BYOC strategy enables flexibility when it comes to corporate telephony solutions and offers additional connectivity options to fit your organizational needs. BYOC provides a clear and manageable migration path from your legacy on-premise PBX to a cloud solution. Businesses going the BYOC route can:
Zoom Phone is a modern cloud phone system available as an add-on to the Zoom Meetings service. With Zoom’s optional BYOC feature, enterprise customers who wish to keep their current PSTN service provider may power the Zoom Phone cloud PBX service by redirecting their existing voice circuits/trunks to the Zoom Phone cloud. This unique capability allows customers to enjoy all of the benefits and features of Zoom Phone while keeping their existing service provider contracts, phone numbers, and calling rates with their preferred carrier of record.
This approach provides several key benefits to simplify the lives of customers and prospects using Zoom’s unified communications platform:
Flexible PSTN connectivity options provide maximum service flexibility for businesses looking to migrate to Zoom Phone. With native unlimited and metered calling plans, and the option to Bring Your Own Carrier to the Zoom cloud, customers have an unprecedented range of connectivity options to the PSTN.
Or, Zoom can be your carrier as well. It’s really up to how you want to manage and deploy your phone service.
Ultimately, a cloud phone technology provider shouldn’t be telling you how to run your business. Are you happy with the service provided by your current carrier? That’s great; stick with them. Want to shop around for the best rate or service? That’s cool, too. We’re more than happy to provide the Zoom Phone interface while you continue using your current PSTN carrier or until you’re ready to switch to the Zoom cloud.
Want to learn more about how Zoom Phone’s BYOC strategy helps mitigate migration risk, enhances business flexibility, and enables global enterprises? Download the free “Leveraging Zoom Phone” white paper.