Are there any upfront costs or capital expenditures with Business+?
No, there are no upfront costs for any hardware, no capital expenditures, no fees for a standard installation and no ongoing maintenance to pay for.
Do I have to purchase new phones or can I use my existing phones?
Phones for Business+ must be procured from Cogeco in one of the following ways. Top-rated phone sets can be purchased from Cogeco Business Solutions at competitive prices. Devices such as sidecars or conference speakerphones are also available for a monthly rental fee. Optionally, you can choose amongst the Polycom VVX 410 desktop phone, the Yealink T46G desktop phone, and the Yealink W52P cordless handset, all included in our Business+ Extra package monthly fee.
What phone features are included with Business+?
Visit our Calling Features page for a complete list of features.
I only want to use certain calling features. Can I purchase those separately?
At Cogeco Business Solutions, we strive to offer a simple yet complete solution to our customers. For this reason, calling features (except IP Paging) are not offered separately for Business+ as we have included all of the features and functionalities that you need to run your business without having to worry about any extras.
Is an Internet connection required to run Business+?
Yes, you need an Internet connection to run Business+. However, Cogeco provides you with this connectivity at no extra cost as part of the Business+ package. In addition, you can get the Business Select High Speed Internet package included in our optional Business+ Extra package, or bundle one of our High Speed Internet packages with Business+
Will my system be automatically upgraded?
Cogeco will automatically manage all system upgrades and new features, ensuring your system is always running with the latest technology.
Does Business+ come with a long distance plan?
Yes, with Business+ you get unlimited calling throughout North America, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Can I add or remove seats as my business evolves?
Yes, Business+ is highly scalable and flexible in order to meet your business’s changing needs.
Can I combine analog lines with Business+?
Analog lines can be added as needed. These can be used for point-of-sale terminals (POS), alarm or fax, just to name a few.
Can I use my current phone numbers with my new Business+ service?
Yes, the installation does not affect your current phone numbers. Your business will be able to continue to use all of its existing business phone numbers by going through a porting process.
How long does Cogeco's Business+ take to activate?
Your account, handsets and phone numbers are activated immediately during the installation process.
What's involved in setting up Business+?
Because this is a hosted solution, there is no physical PBX hardware to install. Once our Cogeco technician has set up your new hosted phone and internet system and phone sets, you can immediately start making and receiving calls. We also have a dedicated technical support team that is available to you and can provide any assistance you may require.
Do I need special equipment or a router to make Business+ work?
No additional telephone lines, PBX hardware or installation is needed. Business+ works with a high speed Internet connection, which is already included in your Business+ package. A router/switch will be provided during the installation process.
What are the Terms of Service of Business+?
The Terms of Service can be viewed here.
How do I configure/change features, passwords resets, voice mail options or the auto attendant?
All initial configurations are confirmed during installation and our technicians are on site to answer any questions to assist you in getting started. Our technical support team is available to make any changes required after installation.
Can I rent a headset from Cogeco?
Headsets are not be offered on a rental basis, but can be purchased from Cogeco. Customers can purchase their headsets from other sources than Cogeco. They can also use their own headsets (other than the suggested model). In the two latter cases though, Cogeco will not provide any support nor any device certification.
What if one of my devices malfunctions?
Manufacturers’ warranty terms and conditions apply to equipment purchased from Cogeco, and Cogeco will replace faulty equipment during the warranty period. Faulty rental equipment will be replaced at no charge during the contract term, so long as the device malfunction has not resulted from misuse.
Business+ User guides
- Business+ Calling Features Guide 578 kb
- Business+ VVX410 Quick Start Guide 1664 kb
- Business+ W52P Quick Start Guide 1537 kb
- Business+ T46G Quick Start Guide 1848 kb
- Business+ T23G Quick Start Guide 1866 kb
Note : if your Business+ system was installed before June 23rd 2017, some set-up and calling feature instructions differ from those described in the updated manuals shown above. Please contact Technical Support for an earlier version of the Guide you need.
oIP 9-1-1 Service features may differ from traditional wireline 9-1-1 services. Visit the 911 Emergency Service Limitations page for more information.