Cloud phone systems play an increasingly influential role in communications and customer engagement. With more and more businesses looking to benefit from modern hosted cloud services, it’s crucial to know what you’re looking for when shopping around for the best provider. If you’re on a mission to upgrade or update your telecommunications systems, here are 5 important considerations to bear in mind.Top considerations when choosing a cloud service providerEvery business owner wants to achieve the best outcomes, and this often depends on making the right decisions. There is an ever-growing number of cloud service providers out there, so how do...

Business cloud systems are becoming a popular option for modern businesses on an international scale. We at Carolina Digital Phone are proud to be able to deliver the best VoIP service that North Carolina business owners can access. Our system is designed to be simple to use, easy to set up and have scalability built-in. With fantastic customer reviews, we are confident that we can provide the ultimate solution that you need. However, you might still be wondering whether this is the right choice for you.Here are just some of the advantages that you can gain from switching to a...

Recently, we highlighted that the biggest missing piece of the Google Voice for business puzzle is a severe lack of technical support. Basically, there isn’t any. Businesses that run into problems or need guidance on how to use a calling feature have two undesirable options:Wade through pages and pages of online help, and hope that they find the answers they need (and further hope that they have the in-house technical expertise to understand and apply a bug fix, workaround, configuration change, etc.).Post their problem on a crowdsourcing platform, and (yet again) hope that someone can give them a hand…eventually. Unfortunately,...

In the 21st century, communication is the key to success in business. Whatever the nature, size and scope of your enterprise you need to be able to make the outbound calls that secure new business and facilitate healthy operations while ensuring that when your clients need you, you’re never more than a phone call away. And in the digital age, more and more businesses are choosing to eschew traditional telecoms networks for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services to facilitate their business communications.If you’re considering changing over to VoIP for the first time, you risk walking into a potential minefield....

Making the change to a cloud based service could be one of the best things you decide to do for your business. However, there are some business considerations you will need to make to ensure this is the right decision for you at this time.Do You Need More Flexibility?Compared to traditional phone lines, cloud allows for more flexibility. This is because cloud services enable just about any company to easily adapt to future changes. A traditional phone system will usually require the purchase of additional hardware, but a cloud system could safeguard you already.Do You Need Disaster Recovery?One of the...

VoIP, or Voice over IP, allows users to make phone calls over Local Area Networks, in other words, the internet. This means that conversations can take place anywhere in the world where there’s an internet connection available. However, there are some disadvantages of VoIP to be aware of before deciding to use it in-house.The Disadvantages of an In-House VoIP System Are As Follows:Reliable Internet Connection RequiredPower Outages/EmergenciesLatencyThe Emergency Services struggle to trace calls to a VoIP systemMore About The Disadvantages of an In-House VoIP SystemYou Must Have An Internet ConnectionYou can’t operate a VoIP system unless your internet connection has...

North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein announced a coalition of 12 telephone companies and 51 attorneys general to adopt a program to fight unwanted robocalls. This program includes 8 principles to protect phone users from unwanted robocalls and make it easier to prosecute unlawful robocall perpetrators. Josh Stein, NC Attorney General: “Robocalls are the greatest frustration I hear about from North Carolinians,” said Josh Stein. “Last month, my office announced a robocall petition and within days, we’d heard from thousands of people who have been harmed or harassed by these unwanted and illegal calls. Today, I’m proud to lead this national...

An N11 code or N11 number (said as n-one-one) is a special abbreviated dialing telephone number within the North American Numbering Plan, which allows access to special services. Each of these eight numbers prevents 10,000 telephone numbers (from N11-0000 to N11-9999) from being used. Only non-geographic area codes, such as toll-free 800/888/877/866/855/844 numbers and 900 numbers may use N11 as the telephone exchange prefix, since the area code must always be dialed for these numbers.Usage is generally assigned as follows:2-1-1: community services, United Way. This service is not available via Carolina Digital Phone Service. Please visit the United Way web site http://www.211.org/ for more information.3-1-1: in some areas used by municipal government services, non-emergency calls. Carolina...

If you are looking for a way to grow your business, increase efficiency and essentially ensure that your company is firing on all cylinders, then a Virtual PBX solution or Hosted VoIP from a local company like Carolina Digital Phone could be the answer. With this option, you will be able to say goodbye to your telephone system and opt for a virtual service instead. This works through VoIP technology, so there’s no need for a phone line, which means that you are immediately saving costs.You won’t miss out on the crucial solutions you need either. Everything from voicemail to...

As we recently highlighted, there are 10 reasons why Google Voice is NOT a business telecommunications solution — and the recent integration of Google Voice with G Suite doesn’t change this. In case you’d like a recap, here are the 10 reasons:No Business Caller IDNo Technical SupportNumber Porting LimitationsSMS ProblemsFeature Limitations (e.g. no toll-free numbers, no vanity numbers, no hunt groups, etc.)Blocked CallsQuality IssuesPrivacy ConcernsVoicemail ConfusionNo Implementation HelpAny of these reasons — let alone all 10 of them — is enough to disqualify Google Voice as a legitimate, reliable business telecommunications solution (or even a personal tool for calling family...