Your Company and Your Office Phone System

Written by Jason Morris

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If you searchrepparttar internet there are many different types of office phone systems available. You need to do your research thoroughly and take great care on deliberating which office phone system to purchase. The internet is a great source of information on different types of office phone system. There are many suppliers out there, be sure to choose a reputable one that will supply you with a system that fulfils your requirements and allows for future growth. Be wary of companies trying to sell you a product that you will never make full use of. A good supplier/ installer will work with you on deciding which features you require from your office phone system.

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Jason Morris is co-author, search engine optimization and marketing consultant of Business Phone Systems Direct. Specialists in the supply and installation of business phone systems and accessories

What Is VoIP and How Does It Work

Written by Jason Morris

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Most traditional phone companies charge you for extra features that are added to your account. With VOIP service providers these usually come as standard. Features such as:

1. Caller ID

2. Call Waiting

3. Call Transfer

4. Repeat Dialling

5. Return Call

6. Three-Way Dialling

Some VOIP service providers also offer advanced call filtering features. These additional features allow you to decide how calls to a specific number are handled by using caller ID information. They allow you to:

1. Forwardrepparttar call to a particular number

2. Sendrepparttar 147327 call directly to voicemail

3. Giverepparttar 147328 caller a busy signal

4. Play a "not-in-service" message

Many VOIP services also allow you to check your voicemail overrepparttar 147329 internet or attach messages to an e-mail that is sent to your computer or PDA. Itís best to check with VOIP phone system suppliers and service operators exactly what features they offer as package and service prices vary greatly.

There are many other cost saving benefits that arise from a streamlined VOIP phone system network. Forrepparttar 147330 network administrators, a VOIP phone system means they only have one network to maintain instead of two. The portability ofrepparttar 147331 phone system is also greatly simplified. This is because most VOIP phone systems can be configured using a web interface, which can be managed byrepparttar 147332 network administrator. The MAC (move, add, change) process is made much easier, and you will not have to call your system/service provider for every MAC you carry out. All this means lower ongoing costs for your company.

Another cost saving for companies who implement a VOIP system is, because multiple offices, no matter where they are inrepparttar 147333 world are seamlessly connected, they can share many ofrepparttar 147334 features VOIP can offer, such as:

1. One single receptionist

2. Auto attendant facilities

3. Voice mail system

Choosing a VOIP phone system

If you have decided that a VOIP phone system isrepparttar 147335 right step for your company, next you need to determine which of your existing telephone equipment you are able to keep. The potential cost savings that can be made through using any existing digital equipment are huge. Many digital phone systems can be IP enabled using minor hardware additions and software upgrades.

When shopping around for potential systems you need to be certain ofrepparttar 147336 features they provide as standard and which are optional cost extras. You also need to be certain of exactly what is included withrepparttar 147337 system. Many suppliers claim to include everything you need, but standard components can vary from one company torepparttar 147338 other. So you need to sure you are comparing equivalent systems when approaching potential suppliers.

You will also need to enquire aboutrepparttar 147339 compatibility of existing equipment. The technology used in many VOIP systems may affectrepparttar 147340 implementation of any existing telephone hardware.

You will also need to ensure that any devices such as fax machines, credit card processors, and security systems etc can be integrated into your new VOIP phone system. You should make any potential vendor aware of such devices so they can provide you with a suitable phone system for your requirements.

Finally, do not try to save money by buying used VOIP phone systems. Remember VOIP is a new technology, so even last years equipment is outdated. Alsorepparttar 147341 installation cost will still apply whetherrepparttar 147342 system is new or second hand, andrepparttar 147343 service costs may even be higher due to reliability issues. To put it simply it just isnít worthrepparttar 147344 hassle,repparttar 147345 higher secondary costs will wipe out any potential saving.

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Jason Morris is co-author, search engine optimization and marketing consultant of Business Phone Systems Direct. Specialists in the supply and installation of business phone systems and accessories

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