Blog | Category: Business Phone Service

Why You Should Move Your Phone System to the Cloud

September 19, 2018
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems

While most businesses are improving their services with high-speed Wi-Fi, they may not not be taking advantage of high-speed phone systems by hosting them in the cloud. The legacy on-premises system known as PBX was designed only for in-office, everyday use with desktops computers, but times have changed. Businesses and their offices have become increasingly […]

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MOS 101: Call Quality in VoIP

August 22, 2018
Category: Business Phone Service, VoIP

The mean opinion score (MOS) has been a measure of telephone voice quality for decades. It was originally used to assess users’ subjective opinions of their call quality. As telephone technology expanded into the digital space, MOS adapted to test the quality of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), including transmission quality as well as issues […]

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Getting VoIP Phone Service in my Office

March 5, 2018
Category: Business Phone Service, VoIP

Did you just move into a new office, and you’re wondering what kind of communication systems you’ll need? The fastest-growing, most popular technology may seem a little out of reach, but there is nothing further from the truth. VoIP, for instance, is the best way to get your office connected to itself and the outside […]

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Is VoIP Right for Your Business?

October 10, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, VoIP

For some time now, Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, has become the industry standard for business phone lines. You’re probably very familiar with businesses who are using VoIP. For instance, whenever you call a bank for assistance and you’re led to an interactive, automated menu, this means that bank is using VoIP for their […]

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When to Move to a Hosted Phone System

July 14, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems

So you’ve made the decision to start researching hosted phone systems for your business, but you’re not quite sure of when to make the switch. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding on when to move to a hosted phone system. The Learning Curve The biggest barrier in transitioning from an outdated […]

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5 VoIP Features Your Business Needed Yesterday

June 16, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems, VoIP

Looking at a VoIP phone system for your office, but wondering what really sets a VoIP phone service apart from a traditional analog service? Here are 5 of features of a business VoIP service that your business needed to start using yesterday. Good Hold Music Elevator music has increasingly become a dirty term. If your […]

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Phone Reliability is Crucial to Business Success

May 24, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems

Communication is a critical aspect of any business. No matter the size of your organization or the industry it’s based in, you need a dependable way to communicate with coworkers, clients, and customers. Business phones can make or break any organization. Not only does your business phone system need to be quick and clear, but […]

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Office Phone Woes and How to Fix Them

April 27, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Phone Systems

Does your office consistently run into the same issues with your phone lines? Would you believe us if we told you that you don’t need to live with them any longer? Here are the common office phone woes and how to fix them. The Conference Call Conference calls help to eliminate the issue of needing […]

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What Kind of Bandwidth is Sufficient for Hosted Voice?

January 17, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Hosted PBX, Phone Systems

If you’re looking into moving away from a traditional analog phone line, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is what kind of bandwidth is sufficient for hosted voice. It really depends on a wide variety of factors, but the quick answer is that we’ve found anything over 10MB works well. What is […]

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Pros and Cons of a Cloud-Based Phone System

December 15, 2016
Category: Business Phone Service

Copper landlines used in a business application are slowly being replaced with cloud-based phone systems—and there are many reasons for the switch. Take some time and consider the pros and cons of a cloud-based phone system so you can decide for yourself if it is right for your business. What is a cloud-based phone system? […]

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