In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, few areas have undergone as dramatic a transformation as the field of communication. From the days of Morse code and rotary phones to the current era of digital connectivity, the journey has been nothing short of revolutionary. This article delves into the heart of this evolution, focusing on a pivotal aspect: digital phone features. Defining Digital Phone Features Digital phone features are the various advanced functionalities available in telecommunication devices, especially smartphones, enabled by digital technology. These features are not limited to voice calls only but also encompass a wide range of services such as video...

At Carolina Digital Phone, we encourage our potential customers to perform due diligence when comparing our VoIP business phone system with our competitors, such as Spectrum Business Connect, 8x8, Ring Central, Vonage, etc. Why do we welcome competition instead of avoiding it? Because we are extremely confident that when our potential customers conduct a rigorous "apples to apples" evaluation, they will objectively determine that we are the smart choice.  Below, we highlight the three pillars -- which we call the "3 Ps" -- that separate and elevate us from Spectrum Business Connect (and the rest, big and small): PEOPLE, PRODUCT, and...

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has revolutionized the way we communicate, seamlessly integrating the Internet into our daily conversations. This technology, which allows the transmission of voice over the internet, is now a staple in both personal and professional settings. Its significance lies not just in its ability to connect people across the globe but also in its cost-effectiveness and versatility compared to traditional telephony. The Critical Role of Call Quality However, the benefits of VoIP can only be fully realized when the call quality is high. Poor call quality hampers communication. Additionally, it can also lead to misunderstandings and frustration. In...

A new year is on the horizon, and it is time to gaze into our crystal ball to anticipate what will unfold in 2024. In our view, 3 key trends in communication will dominate the narrative in the coming months: 1. More Remote Workers Will Get VoIP Phone Systems The pandemic thrust remote work from the sidelines into the mainstream. And now, while many companies are reverting to a 100% in-office workforce, many are continuing with a remote or hybrid model (for a variety of reasons). To support these remote workers, we anticipate more companies of all sizes to switch from a conventional...

Carolina Digital Phone is proud to be one of the oldest VoIP business phone system companies in North Carolina. And as we get set for our 23rd year in the telecommunications industry — and ALL of those years with the SAME LOCAL OWNERSHIP — here are our New Year’s Resolution ideas for 2024: We resolve to continue offering the industry’s BEST LOCAL SERVICE. Unlike many other VoIP business phone system companies, we do not outsource our service. All our experts are local, full-time employees who have been on the team for years and continue building strong relationships with our customers. We resolve...

The Upstate is buzzing about the upcoming implementation of the new 821 area code in South Carolina. This new area code will cover the same regions currently serviced by the 864 area code. This is due to the increasing demand for telephone numbers for residential and business needs plus fax machines and cell phones. With the limited supply of telephone numbers for the area, it was inevitable that an additional area code would be needed....

The world of telecommunication has witnessed remarkable transformations over the decades. From the era of rotary phones to the advent of sophisticated digital communication technologies, the evolution of phone systems has been both rapid and revolutionary.  Today, we stand at a crossroads where traditional analog phone systems coexist with digital phone systems, each offering unique features and benefits. This article delves into a comprehensive comparison between these two types of phone systems, aiming to guide you in choosing the right one for your needs, whether for personal or business use. Traditional phone systems, often referred to as landlines or analog phone systems,...

Carolina Digital Phone is a North Carolina-based provider of cloud-based, digital telephone service to businesses. For over two decades, we have revolutionized the communications industry through cutting-edge cloud-based solutions and a steadfast commitment to local customer service. As the Founder and CEO, I am thrilled to share what sets Carolina Digital Phone apart from the competition and why our dedication to local customer care is at the heart of our success. From our inception, Carolina Digital Phone recognized the transformative potential of cloud-based telecommunication solutions. However, what truly distinguished us was our hands-on approach to customer engagement. However, what truly distinguished...

When most people think of or discuss cloud (VoIP) phone systems, they focus on things like advanced features, total mobility, scalability, and of course: significant initial and ongoing cost savings. However, there is another piece of the cloud phone system puzzle that is just as important. In some situations, it is even more valuable and vital than those mentioned above - geo-redundancy. Geo-redundancy is the practice of ensuring that all data associated with a cloud phone system is backed up in multiple geographic locations. This means if there was an event like an earthquake, power outage, or other natural disaster in...