One of the things we love most about RingCentral is its flexibility.
For instance, RingCentral has an open bring your own device (BYOD) policy. So if you’ve already got access to 30 landline phones, you can adapt them to work with your new VoIP service. And RingCentral offers ATA (advanced technology attachment) devices for under $100, so it’s easy peasy. However, you may lose access to some phone functions, since landlines aren’t configured for more complex phone features.
Or if you have computers but no phones, you can just use your desktop app to place calls, send faxes, and more—directly through your internet connection. All you need is a headset with a microphone.
In a pinch, you and your employees can even use the RingCentral smartphone app to place and receive calls, host meetings, and more under your business name. Be advised, though, that RingCentral currently offers apps for only iOS and Android devices (sorry, Windows phone users).
If none of those options work for you, though, you can always buy and rent desktop phones from RingCentral directly. RingCentral offers phones and conference phones from three brands (Polycom, Cisco, and Yealink).
To get the equipment you need for videoconferencing, you’ll need to go to a third-party seller, and prices for a complete room of RingCentral-compatible videoconferencing equipment starts around $2,500. That’s pretty pricey, especially for small businesses, so it may be worth considering if videoconferencing is strictly necessary for your company (or if you can get by using computer webcams for a while).