Today’s Business Phone System Options

Most people are used to the old fixed telephone system, for instance, the one found in your accountant’s office. A fixed telephone links users throughout the office using multiple connections such that a receptionist is able to receive calls, schedule appointments for callers or send calls to the right person. Fixed telephones are controlled by big boxes in the equipment room that is dusty, expensive, and outdated. Fixed telephones were very useful in the past decade but have today been phased out by VoIP which is more technologically advanced. Hosted VoIP service provides a win-win situation for both the company and its clients. A company gains a variety of ways to reach out to its clients such as social media,...
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VoIP Phone Service vs. Traditional Business Phone Service

Voice communication has been detaching itself from PSTN and moving towards VoIP recently. As a fact, while many users do not pay close attention, they may be using VoIP since most service providers have invested in upgrading their services. Both enterprise and consumer VoIP have witnessed growth and do not seem like they will slow down anytime soon. However, an average consumer may not be in a position to comprehend the difference between VoIP and other phone services. In due time, VoIP will become the standard protocol for phone services; it is, therefore, imperative that people understand what VoIP is and why it is growing in popularity. Consumer enterprise VoIP is different from the rest in as far as pricing,...

6 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Office Phone System to VoIP

It’s surprising how many companies are still using outdated business phone systems. For instance, can you remember when your phone system was installed? Five or maybe ten years ago? Well, basing on the fact that you don’t clearly remember, that suggests it's probably time to upgrade. Most companies in the United States are still running on the basic technology powering the Private Branch Exchange (PBX). The same PBX that was in use at the White House during the era of President Nixon, when he used to communicate with other international leaders using his “Red Phone.” If you are still trying to figure out this reference, then that shows how outdated your business phone system is. There has been a lot of changes...

Is your phone system slowing your growth?

No matter what stage your business is in you work hard to stay above your competitors. To do this you need a solid business plan that covers all aspects of the business. There are some things to help create a solid plan. Your old phone system can be holding the company back due to the fees and lack of technology. When designing a business plan for 2017 look at how successful your phone system was the previous year. For example are employees able to effective communicate with each other from remote locations? Maybe there had to be additional phone lines added which disrupted the daily activity of the business. When a business is looking to expand they should not have to worry about their phone system. The phone...

Why a Cloud Phone System is Great For Your Small Business

Welcome to the age of the entrepreneur and small businesses. Opportunities arise in every corner, new doors are opening, and the business-minded people of the world are sure taking advantage of that. With the way technology continues to skyrocket, running a business is becoming more and more possible for many people. So you think you've got what it takes? You've got what the people want? Go for it. And while you're at it, check out a cloud based business phone service for your endeavors. What is VoIP? VoIP stands for "Voice over Internet Protocol" and is simply a phone service offered and used through the internet. This service is also referred to as a cloud phone system or internet based phone system. The purpose...

VoIP Lingo You Should Know

So you're interested in using a business phone service, but you don't know where to start? Are you confused by any terminology you might have seen? It may seem like there's a lot going on in the VoIP world, but it's very simple once you understand the basic terminology. Let's cover some lingo that will help you get started with business VoIP. VoIP: First, VoIP stands for "Voice over Internet Protocol". It may also be called things like "internet based phone system" or "cloud based phone system". Essentially, all this means is that it is a phone service that takes place over the internet. ATA: ATA stands for "analog telephone adaptor" and is the most common way to use a VoIP system. An ATA is an adaptor that...

A Brief History of VoIP

Everywhere we turn today, technology has made a new progression. From smart phones to smart watches and smart TVs, everything today is getting that technological smart touch. A progression currently gaining a lot of popularity is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), also known as "cloud based phone service" or "internet based phone service". VoIP is a system that allows the user to make calls through an internet connection. VoIP's roots trace back to 1995 when a company called VocalTec created the InternetPhone. This software allowed two InternetPhone users to call each other over the internet through the computer's speakers and a microphone. In 1996, technology progressed to allow voicemails to be sent through...

What Is Your Plan for Keeping Your Business Connected During an Emergency?

This month may mark the beginning of the hurricane season, but you need not live on the coast for it to be wise to have an emergency preparedness plan in place for your business. How will your business function if employees cannot reach the office? How well could your business continue after a fire, storm or other disaster caused significant damage to your office. Could you still deliver your services or products? Would you still be able to keep in contact with your clients? Your businesses phone system is your best bet for maintaining connectivity. Wise business owners are prepared for possible emergencies so they can avoid or minimize any resulting business downtime. Keeping you business's phone system operating...

Why Are You Still Wasting Time With The Phone Company and A Complex Phone System?

Are you looking for ways to expand your business and make it more productive and cost-effective? One of the best ways of doing this is by upgrading to a phone system which is cloud-based. Instead of wasting time with a complex phone system that limits your communication with clients, it is advisable to try an IP-enabled business phone system. The good news is that it not only replaces the outdated and complicated phone system you had but it also lowers the costs you incur for telecommunication purposes (generally 30-60%). In this day and age, communication is crucial. It takes place on your phone, video conferencing, email and texting. You need a phone system which enables you get to your clients on time and with...

Are You Ready to Invest in a Small Business VoIP Service?

Thinking about installing VoIP services in your business? Are you thinking about a cloud based phone service for your business? Many companies are starting to realize the benefits, especially financially, of switching to Voice Over IP phone systems. We see a future with VoIP ranking as the primary phone service. If you're a small business not embracing the affordability and flexibility of VoIP systems, then you may already be behind the curve. VoIP may not be a flawless system, but it's the preferred route for many businesses. Don't make the switch without weighing your options, though, as your business may not be ready for a VoIP installation. Is your business VoIP ready? Ask yourself, "How hard will it be...
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