3CX Phone System

3CX phone system is an open standards communications solution that offers full Unified Communications (UC), out of the box. 3CX can run from a VM, a cloud hosting provider, or as an on-premise solution. Installation and maintenance of 3CX is easy, and this allows you to manage it yourself effortlessly.

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  • Installation support

  • No Server to manage

  • Free SBC device on systems up to 16 extensions

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3CX Features

3CX is licensed by Edition and Simultaneous Calls. Below is a comparison or what is included with each edition. Currently, ALL 3CX Standard editions are FREE for 1-year, regardless of the simultaneous calls.

Core PBX Features

Standard PRO Enterprise
Extensions Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Import / Export Extensions via CSV X X X
SIP Trunks / Gateways Support
Call Routing by DID & CID (DDI) X X X
Extensive Codec Support X X X
Receive Voice Mail via Email X X X
Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP) X X X
Call Transfers (Blind & Attendant) X X X
Calling Line Identification Restriction (CLIR) X X X
Call Forward on Busy (CFB) X X X
Call Forward on No Answer (CFU) X X X
Hold (CW) incl. Custom Music on Hold X X X
Intercom / Paging X X X
Call Parking / Pickup X X X
Busy Lamp Field (BLF) X X X
Real Time System Status X X X
Easy Backup and Restore (incl. Scheduled Backup) X X X
VMware / Hyper-V / KVM Compatibility X X X
Amazon, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure X X X
3CX SBC Connectivity X X X
Voicemail X X X
Voicemail Transcription X X
Custom FQDN X X
Custom SMTP Server X X

Office Productivity

Standard PRO Enterprise
Sennheiser Headset Integration X X X
Auto Attendant / Digital Receptionist X X X
Ring Extension & Mobile Simultaneously X X X
Integrated Fax Server (Central and per User) X X X
Supported SIP Phones Integration X X X
Manage IP Phones Network Wide X X X
Automatic Plug & Play Phone Provisioning X X X
3CX Apps: Windows and Web Client, iOS, Android X X X
Directory (Company & Private Phonebook) X X X
Sync with Office 365 (Users’ Phonebook) X X
Call Query against DB & CRM X X
Hotel PBX Features incl. Fidelio Certified and Mitel Compatible X X
Web Conference Dial-In X X
Web Conferencing (incl. Polls, PDF-Share, Screen Share, Remote Assist & Record) 25 Participants* 100 Participants* 250 Participants*
*Max number of participants per 3CX Instance.

Call Center Features

Standard PRO Enterprise
Call Logging X X X
Click2Call Browser Extension X X X
Click2Talk X X X
Click2Meet X X X
Website Live Chat and Talk X X X
Call Queue Group Rights Management X X
CRM Integration X X
Sync with Office 365 (Azure AD) X X
Call Queuing X X
Real Time Statistics & Monitoring X X
Supervisor Agent Status Override X X
SLA Alerting X X
Switchboard X X
Wallboard X X
Callback X X
Call & Queue Reporting X X
Call Recording Transcription and Search X X
Barge In / Listen In / Whisper X X
See Group Recordings X X

Enterprise Features

Standard PRO Enterprise
Call Flow Designer X X
Hot Desking X X
Scheduled Restore X X
Connect Remote Offices (Bridges) X X
Call Recording Restrictions (Start/Stop) X
Skill based Routing X
Customize IP Phone Logo X
Inbuilt Failover X

What is a Simultaneous Call?

3CX phone system is licensed by Edition and Simultaneous Calls. Any external or internal call is counted in the SC count. Example: Marty in accounting is speaking with a vendor (1SC) while Susie and Mark are on an internal call (1SC). Combined, we are using two simultaneous calls. If the phone system is licensed for four simultaneous calls, we will still be able to place OR receive two additional calls.

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Easy to Install and Simple to Manage

You have complete freedom of where you install your PBX, what SIP Trunk or Gateway you use, and even what IP Phone to use.  This flexibility allows you to choose the best configurations for your needs. On-premise, in the cloud or hosted, 3CX has unlimited extensions.

Here is the best part – We give you 30-days free support on any license you purchase from us. We will help you configure your server, setup trunks, rules, extensions, and provision your phones.

3CX Management Console


  • Attended Transfer
  • Auto Attendant (IVR)
  • Music on Hold
  • Blind Transfer
  • Call Detail Records (CDR)
  • Call Forwarding
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Permission
  • Call Pickup
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Time Groups/ Time Conditions
  • Advanced call routing
  • Least call routing
  • Sip Forking
  • Voicemail to e-mail
  • Find-me/Follow-me
  • Conference
  • Call Parking
  • Dial by Name
  • Do Not Disturb (DND)
  • Emergency Number
  • Fax to Email
  • Call Queue
  • Ring Group
  • Speed Dial
  • TIme Condition
  • Video Call
  • Desktop Application

On- premise

3CX can run on your existing server using Hyper-V, VMware, or KVM. Smaller installations can run on a Raspberry Pi or an Intel NUC. Built-in backup and restore features allow you to easily move your 3CX phone system to another server or the cloud.

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In the Cloud – with YOUR Provider

You are in control of your Phone System. You can self-host with popular cloud providers or run your 3CX Phone System on one of our Linux Virtual Private Servers.

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Quick and easy, hands-off approach to a full feature phone system customized to your specific needs. Hosted on our secure, robust, and highly available infrastructure, we manage everything for you. Backups, restores, licensing, phone provisioning, you name it, we take care of it.

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UC Made Easy

By unifying phone calls, video conferencing, SMS, email, and live chat, users can share and access data all from one centralized location. UC makes collaborating in real-time simple, affordable, and flexible. Unified Communication features come standard with 3CX phone system—no need to purchase extras.

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See the Status of Your Colleagues

The ability to view the status of other colleagues is a great time-saver, avoiding unnecessary call transfers or voice mail tags, and makes managing and working with remote employees easier than ever. Need some quiet time to finish a project? Customize your status and prevent any annoying disturbances.

  • Eliminate expensive voice mail tags

  • Avoid unnecessary transfers of phone calls that irritate customers

  • Visible from all 3CX Apps: Web, Windows, iOS and Android

Instant Messaging and Text Chat

End users can communicate via text message without relying on third-party messaging systems or giving out personal phone numbers. Send and receive text messages via the 3CX web interface, Windows, iOS, and Android apps from anywhere.

  • Chat with website visitors in real-time

  • Send text messages, link and more at no additional cost

  • Available on web, Windows, iOS and Android apps

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Deliver Voicemail and Faxes to the Inbox

Individual and company faxes are converted to PDF and delivered via email, and voicemails are converted to audio files and emailed to the end-user.

  • convert and deliver voicemails to the inbox

  • Listen to voicemail without calling in

  • Receive faxes in your email

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3CX Apps and Softphones

With 3CX, you can take your extension wherever you go. With apps for Android and iOS, softphones for Windows and Mac, WebRTC softphone, and clientless web conferencing, you are guaranteed to be kept in the loop. Customers can instantly reach you directly from your website with the 3CX Live Chat & Talk plugin.

  • Make and receive calls from your mobile phones and desktops.

  • Initiate a chat or group chat with file sharing even when on a call.

  • Check the availability of colleagues before reaching them.

  • Have the corporate directory in the palm of your hands.

  • Forward calls to extensions, voicemail or any other designated destination.

  • View call-pop and call journal from Outlook and Google contacts.

  • Check missed calls, call history and voicemails from different devices.

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3CX Live Chat & Talk: Connect with Customers from your website

Turn Visitors into Conversions

The average website visitor will only stay on your site for 15 seconds, and most websites have a 20%-40% bounce rate – that’s a lot of missed potential. With the 3CX plugin you can:

  • Capture your website visitors once they’re on your site

  • Help them find what they’re looking for in real time

  • Turn visitors into leads faster

  • Know what they’re looking for before you start pitching

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Elevate 3CX Call to Video

Chat not enough? Elevate to a call

3CX offers you the ability to elevate chats with your website visitors to voice or video calls.

  • Elevate chat to voice or video call – Free of charge

  • Avoid customers having to call a number and speak to another team/agent

  • Convert more leads into sales

  • Increase customer satisfaction – no need to dial a number

Chat and Call from a Single Interface

Agents can see all communication made with a customer in one place, and your customers never have to repeat themselves. This makes your company easier to do business with.

  • Phone, Video and Chat from one interface

  • All communications are visible to all agents

  • Save money – pay for one system per year

  • Learn and deploy one system

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Slash your Telco costs with 3CX Phone System

As a side benefit of implementing 3CX, you can better utilize UC features to help slash your phone bill.  Remote workers and employees can make calls free of charge using the softphone and mobile app. It’s easier than ever to connect remote office phone systems, improve communications, and make interoffice calls for free, no matter where your offices are located. Leverage international DIDs and IP Telephony to allow your customers to call you cheaply and increase customer satisfaction by utilizing chat, web meetings, and calls.

3CX – a phone system that doesn’t break the bank!

  • No per extension licensing, one low price per PBX

  • Self host or run on own hardware on Windows or Linux or on one of our hosted Virtual or Dedicated Servers

  • Easily self manage, no additional training is required – Plus our support is here to help

  • Open-platform – choose your IP Phones & SIP Trunks

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Cut Travel Costs with Integrated Web Conferencing

When a phone call just isn’t enough, you can utilize 3CX’s integrated video conferencing solution to save on travel time and costs associated with being in the field and away from the office. Allow users to easily connect and collaborate in real-time while not missing out on the face-to-face interaction. 3CX video conferencing leverages WebRTC to allow for an agentless WebMeeting.

  • Eliminate expensive Web Conferencing Services

  • All 3CX users licensed free of charge

  • Save on or eliminate travel costs

  • No monthly subscription fees

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