Just like when you are setting up a checking account with a bank, and the fine print on the paperwork gives them the right to charge all sorts of hidden fees on your “free” account, picking a phone company to provide your businesses’ phone services can involve sorting through the good and the bad to come to the right choice.

Telebroad, a phone company that provides cloud based communications systems to thousands of business users in the United States and serves business to business, healthcare, internet, financial, retail and non profit industries, gives a sampling of the types of fees and restrictions to watch for when establishing your company’s phone services.

First of all, Telebroad mentions to watch out for any additional fees that the phone company might charge. Phone companies will often charge fees for installation, for early termination of services and for excessive long distance or international phone calls. In this age of globalization, when your business involves calling across the world on a daily basis, international call limits can lead to tricky and expensive boundaries.

Next, Telebroad recommends that your company checks the types of restrictions put in place by many business phone service providers. Check to see if the provider requires an annual or minimum service commitment. Oftentimes, phone service providers will not offer remote support. Support which can again be tricky when your cloud based system needs to work for your employees from anywhere in the world.

Note if there is limited availability, preset holiday schedules and greetings options. Lastly and most importantly, according to Telebroad, before you buy, make sure that the phone company’s package includes basic calling features that will not cost your company extra. Often overlooked, these features comprise the classic phone essentials such as call waiting, the option to host conference calls and voicemail options.