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F o r t h e u n i n i t i a t e d , h o s t e d t e l e p h o n y i s a cloud-based phone solution which eliminates the need for telephone system hardware. One of its key benefits is lower costs due to no capex and no maintenance costs thanks to built-in disaster
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