PBX/PABX Systems in South Africa


United Telecoms is a national PBX/PABX office telephony supplier operating throughout South Africa, with local branches in all of the major South African centres. Over the past 33 years we have supplied thousands of South African businesses with cost effective, technologically up to date PABX/PBX switchboard systems carefully designed to suit their individual requirements.

Our PABX/PBX Solutions include:


What is a PABX/PBX System?

First let’s get the name out of the way, a PABX/PBX goes by many names due to its long and evolving history in the commercial world, these include:

  • PABX: stands for Private Automated Branch Exchange – essentially this means it is a private telecoms switching network for your business;
  • PBX: stands for Private Branch Exchange, essentially just a shortened version of PABX which came about with the dropping of PABX analogue technology in the early 2000’s; and
  • Switchboard System: This terminology harks back to the days when physically switching took place on a board, generating the name Switchboard System, while this is now digitised on a modern PABX, it is still regularly used.

Essentially a PABX/PBX allows you to receive and transfer multiple incoming and outgoing telecommunications. As PABX systems have advanced, they have added smarter features, but the essential questions to ask any prospective PABX buyer are simple and straightforward and typically do not change, they are:

How to choose a PABX

  • How many and what type of Telephone Lines (Analogue, ISDN, BRI, PRI or VoIP) do you have or need?
  • How many PABX extensions does your business require?
  • Does your business require additional features such as Auto Attendant, Voicemail or Call Recording?
  • How much do you spend in a typical month on your Telecom bill?

For further information on how to choose a PBX business telephone system, view our guide to selecting PABX phone system.

How to pay for your new or refurbished PABX/ PBX System?

United Telecoms offers 3 simple easy purchasing methods:

  1. PABX Rentals/Hires

The most popular method is to rent the PABX system, for a detailed explanation browse through to our page on PABX/PBX rentals and the advantages to renting a PABX system.

  1. EFT/Cash Payment

After an expert consultation and sign off we will send you a Pro Forma Invoice to make payment on and get the ball rolling.

  1. Credit Card Payment

As a leading South African PABX systems integrator we supply credit card payment options for those wishing to use this method of payment for your PABX System. Please request this from your consultant or use our online check out process.

Where to from here?

If you need assistance via chat click here, alternatively, please request a quote or contact us on 086 001 8500.

Got questions? Contact our experts today.

South Africa Map Outline

We service the following locations in South Africa

Western Cape: Cape Town, Belville, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Vredendal, Hout Bay, Green Point, Bloubergstrand, Durbanville, Melkbosstrand.
Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth, Knysna, East London, George.
Kwa-Zulu Natal: Durban, Pinetown, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Ballito, Port Shepstone, Pietermaritzburg, Umhlanga, Westville, Hillcrest, Amanzimtoti.
Gauteng: Johannesburg, Vereeniging/Vaal, Sandton, Midrand, Pretoria, Centurion, Randburg, Roodepoort, Germiston, Alberton, Edenvale, Menlo Park.
Free State: Bloemfontein, Welkom, Bethlehem.
Mpumalanga: Witbank, Nelspruit.
Northern Cape: De Aar, Kimberley, Repra (Upington Area).
North West: Klerksdorp, Mafikeng.
Limpopo: Phalaborwa, Polokwane/Pietersburg.
Outside South Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique.

What Our Customers Say

“Once we approved the installations we were kept up to date daily with the levels of progress on our various sites and were very impressed with the final installation”

Spear Properties


Get In Touch

Head Office

19 Trinity Close
Cambridge Commercial Park

Tel: 086 001 8500

Email:  info@unitedtelecoms.net

6 Edison Way
Century City
Cape Town

Tel: 086 001 8500

Email:  info@unitedtelecoms.net

12 Sookhai Place
Derby Downs Office Park

Tel: 086 001 8500

Email:  info@unitedtelecoms.net

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