How to choose VoIP service without losing your shirt

Written by Jason Stewart

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Last but not least you must make sure that your your internet connection is suitable for voip. Sorry 56k'ers but dialup just isn't gonna cut it for voip. If you do have a broadband connection, head on down to and do a quick test.

2.Qualify a Specific Provider Your voip provider means everything when it comes to reliability and sound quality. You should choose a provider that hasrepparttar features that you need (call waiting, 3 way calling, extra lines, distinctive ring, etc.). One thing to definitely look into isrepparttar 139146 911 service that's offered and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions torepparttar 139147 customer service department ofrepparttar 139148 prospective provider. Number portability (if you need to keep your old number) is something else to be looked into. The rates should be competitive and don't forget to look at international rates if you do any international calling. The most important thing to look for in a voip provider is a money back guarantee. If there is no money back guarantee, then pass on that provider; just about all voip companies have a guarantee.

3.Researchrepparttar 139149 provider Just because everything looks OK from a customer service angle,repparttar 139150 service is cheap , and does what you need it to does not necessarily make it a good service. What does make a service good is if they have happy customers. The best way to do this would be to searchrepparttar 139151 better business bureau for complaints againstrepparttar 139152 company, search google with something like reviews, complaints, opinions, etc. A great place to get real world opinions on voip service is atrepparttar 139153 forums at

Jason Stewart is a programmer, Unix Administrator, PBX Administrator and webmaster of For more articles like this and for time and money saving voip tips go to

Effective Communication is a 50-50 Deal.

Written by Michael Harrison

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Effective listening should not be difficult but miscommunication is everywhere. We cannot control howrepparttar other person receives and interprets what we are saying and we donít always succeed in saying clearly what we mean, sorepparttar 138544 chances of misunderstanding are high!

To avoid misunderstandings and save time and effort someone, preferably you should take responsibility for paraphrasing what has been said so that all parties are clear on what has been agreed.

Just as we are not taught to listen there must be question on how well we are taught to write. At school I hated writing because my teachers made it too complicated. I am very numerate and followed a scientific route in my early career. I had to make myself learnrepparttar 138545 basics of writing later in life. I needed this ability for my work.

Ken Evoy of espouses muchrepparttar 138546 same sentiments in his excellent tutorials. Keeping it simple seems to berepparttar 138547 key. I hope I have got my points over clearly, if not we have another example of miscommunication.

Tip: It often needs an open mind to keep oneís mouth shut.

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