Business is more competitive than ever. Fortunately, businesses have more tools than ever to stay competitive. Nearly every interaction with a client is going to involve talking on the phone, so having a cutting edge phone system is just as important as your web site and other marketing tools. Having a hosted PBX and VoIP phone system is one of the key ways to improve your business. Here are twenty ways you could be making and/or saving money...
Many of us don’t really give a second thought to our home phone service. We tend to keep what we have, go along with changes and accept price increases as they come along. Some of us sign up for the “Triple Play” from our cable or satellite television providers. So why change? Here’s why:Reason One: Cash in Your Pocket - Now or LaterTimes are tough, budgets are tight. Now is the best time to leave your old... Read More
Colocation (also “collocation,” or “colo”) is to have several different companies’ equipment in one location. There are many benefits to this, including security, ease of maintenance, and the economy of scale. In terms of Voice over IP, colocation can refer to having a VoIP service provider’s servers and switches in the same location as their local internet service provider. Similarly, a business VoIP... Read More
We are in the rare situation where a technical term has an evolving definition.Traditionally, a Direct Inward Dialing Number (DID or also called direct dail-in DDI) referred to the numbers within a personal branch exchange. The DID numbers were actually a subset of numbers, so that the group of numbers could be connected to the PBX, rather than each individual phone, saving space on a limited switchboard. The physical phone lines are called... Read More
[Watch a video] One of the things we constantly tout about VoIP for home and office is the low prices and the money you can save. But if there's one thing better than cheap it's free. Traditional phone carriers often make their subscribers pay extra for features we've come to expect. There is no “emergencies only” grade of VoIP the way there is for traditional landlines. Instead, you get dozens of features... Read More
VoIP for residential users has the best value in home telephones. Once you get into VoIP, you’ll see that you have a choice: save lots of money, or get lots of features. Residential VoIP follows in the path of the “freemium” business model, where you can get the core product for free, or pay a low premium for the best features. It’s worked for many dating web sites, podcasts, and music services. Other residential VoIP... Read More
In a short period of time, VoIP has forever revolutionized the way we communicate. Applications to residential, business, and beyond allow for a wide range of capabilities and options that simply weren't available with old systems. In a short explanation, Voice over Internet Protocol, is a method for taking analog audio signals, like the kind you hear when you talk on the phone, and turning them into digital data that can be... Read More
VoIP, or Voice Over IP, technology has rapidly grown to become a standard method of telecommunications for both business and residential users. The VoIP telephone system is highly accessible and offers a number of advantages over traditional landline phone systems. These advantages are vast and range across everything from cost efficiency to quality features. VoIP providers and services are constantly achieving higher levels of acceptance, and... Read More