A phone system is a computer-based phone switch that allows multiple telephones to share a group of phone lines.
Business phone systems are often broadly classified into "key systems", "hybrid systems", and "private branch exchanges". A key system was originally distinguished from a private branch exchange (PBX) in that it allowed the station user to see and control the calls directly, manually, using lighted line buttons, while a private branch exchange operated in a manner similar to the public telephone system, in that the calls were routed to the correct destination by being dialed directly.
WebFones is a Coud-Hosted PBX, meaning that it is a full featured business phone system having all the features of an onsite phone system, but is physically located in data centers on the internet. This allows your business to separate your phone service from any one physical office location since each phone can be connected to the phone system using any internet connection.
See also: PBX
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VoIP (Voice over IP), the technology that digitizes and delivers voice via the Internet, has the potential to change how we do business. While phone services delivered from the Internet may offer cost savings, the most significant benefits can be seen in the ways it empowers businesses to think and work differently.