Can cloud-based phones really
cut your bills by over 50%?

One of our retail partners asked us to prove the savings. So we reviewed our customers’ old phone bills to see how much they saved. And we built a savings calculator so you can see for yourself.
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For years, we’ve been saying that our cloud-based voice services, or Cloud PBX, can save businesses up to 50 percent on their phone costs.

Recently, one of our retail partners challenged us to prove it.

So we did.

We took a sampling of 19 small business “pre-customers” that had received firm price quotes for our Cloud PBX service as of December 2014. These businesses were considering replacing their phone systems. We asked them for copies of their monthly bills from their current phone services providers, and compared what we found there to our Cloud PBX pricing.


Our study compared bills from companies that include:

Business phone service providers

AT&T • CenturyLink • YipTel
Integra • Verizon • Charter

Business phone systems

Alcatel-Lucent • Allworx
Panasonic • Samsung

For the 19 customers, we averaged out the monthly service costs for the following:

  • Fee per line
  • Local calling fees per line
  • Long distance fees per line
  • Carrier fees per line (not including local, state and federal charges that Intermedia and all carriers collect)

In addition, we averaged the upfront costs of an on-premises PBX phone system, plus the deskphones themselves. "We focused on systems that support up to 15 lines.

Here’s what we found.

Compare Service Costs

Service costs Per month, per line,
including fees
Competitors’ average cost
Intermedia’s cost

Compare Hardware Costs

Hardware costs PBX system and
deskphones, 5-10 lines
Competitors’ average cost
$3,500 - 4,000
Intermedia’s cost

By reducing your business phone services bills, your savings quickly add up over time—nearly 53% off your phone costs on average.

But when you choose Intermedia, you also save on day one. That’s because there’s no PBX hardware to buy. And with our free deskphone promotion, you can even get your phones for free, too.

See how much you’ll save!

Calculate your savings when you switch to Intermedia! The numbers below represent our customers' averages when purchasing phone systems. Please replace them with your own figures.

Compare Line Fees

How many phone lines?

Monthly recurring charges
  Current Provider Intermedia
Line fee (per line)


$ 30.99

Local fee (per line)



Long distance fee (per line)



Carrier fees (per line)


$ 1.50

Total Monthly Fees

Current provider

$ 998


$ 472
53% monthly savings
Compare Hardware Costs

How many desk phones do you have?

Hardware costs
  Current Provider Intermedia
Desk phone*

Total desk phone costs


$ 0.00

PBX System**


$ 0.00

* Intermedia offers a free 2-line VoIP phone with every Cloud PBX line—a $137.99 retail value

** Varies by model. This number represents the average cost faced by Intermedia customers in this study

Total Hardware Costs

Current provider

$ 5,313


$ 0.00
100% savings no hardware investment necessary
Other System Costs
  Current Provider Intermedia
Yearly maintenance costs
(typically, 10% of hardware costs)


$ 0.00

100% savings no maintenance fees

*The Cloud PBX savings calculator only provides an estimate of your potential savings and is used for illustrative purposes only. The estimate is non-binding between you and Intermedia. Your actual experience with Intermedia’s Cloud PBX service may vary from the estimate presented by the calculator.

Want to learn exactly how much you’ll save?
Contact us for a live Cloud PBX detailed quote.

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About Intermedia
Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud offers a suite of cloud IT services that are fully integrated, secure and mobile. They’re all managed through our central HostPilot control panel. Services include email, phones, file sync and share, single sign-on, security, mobility, archiving and more.
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About Cloud PBX
Extend rich, reliable calling features that let you sound like a big business—and operate like one. With Cloud PBX from Intermedia, you can preserve capital and slash operational costs. We offer a 99.999% uptime guarantee. And we’ll even help you work with the phone company so you can keep your existing phone numbers.
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