Blog | Category: Phone Systems

How Do You Measure Jitter?

June 13, 2018
Category: Phone Systems

If you suspect that jitter is affecting your organization, you’ll want to measure it to ensure it’s not outside of the acceptable amount of jitter–no more than five to 10 milliseconds. Thankfully, there is an easy way to measure the amount of jitter in your network. Testing Jitter Online With Windows 10 or Mac OS, […]

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What is the Difference Between VoIP and PSTN?

June 4, 2018
Category: Phone Systems, VoIP

Did you know that 46.5% of US households are without a landline phone? Compared to about ten years ago, this is a staggering number. Ever since smartphones, we’ve been slowly moving away from landline, and thus distancing ourselves from PSTN. In just a few more years, personal cell phones will undoubtedly completely eliminate the need […]

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Hosted Phone System Advantages vs Disadvantages

April 4, 2018
Category: Phone Systems

Have you ever wondered about the different types of phone system options for businesses? You’ve probably always wanted to make sure that your business has a reliable, functional, and useful phone system. This includes a high level of features that do nothing but enhance your experience. The perfect phone system does wonders to elevate business […]

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What is the Difference between PBX and VoIP?

August 18, 2017
Category: Hosted PBX, Phone Systems, VoIP

Sometimes it seems that the telephone communications industry does its best to create as many acronyms and confusing terms as possible. Two such terms, PBX and VoIP are no exception. Today, we’re going to define these terms and explain the differences between them to help you become better informed when shopping for a business phone […]

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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 The Learning Curve The biggest barrier in transitioning from an outdated […]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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Why Someone Should Always Answer your Phone

March 15, 2017
Category: Phone Systems, Uncategorized

In the modern age of cell phones and technology, a business who doesn’t answer their main phone line is sure to fall behind. Sometimes, it’s actually shocking the amount of businesses who don’t answer their phones when a current or potential customer calls. We hear a variety of reasons why owners don’t answer and most […]

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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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