It is well-established that digital phone service is much more affordable than conventional landline service. Most businesses that switch see immediate savings of 25% per month, though many enjoy savings of 50% or even more. Getting more for less is always a good strategy — especially these days with tight budgets and relentless competition. However, it is important to keep in mind that not all digital phone service companies offer the same value. Some advertise low prices, but behind-the-scenes they tack on all kinds of extra fees. Is this unethical? Absolutely. Is it illegal? Probably not. In most cases, the details...

As we all know, the best investments in life are those that “pay for themselves.” Here are 4 reasons why a VoIP digital phone for business belongs in this category: 1. A Digital Phone System for Your Business Dramatically Lowers Remote Worker Telecommunication Costs  Installing a business-grade landline in a home office can cost around $600. On top of this, ongoing fees can be as high as $100 per month (and in some cases more). That means the telecommunication costs for just ONE remote worker can cost your business $1800 in the first year, and then $1200 every year after that.  With a...

Nobody has a crystal ball, and even so-called “Business Pundits” who love going on TV and predicting the future are dialing back on their forecasts — because if the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that things can change rapidly. And that is exactly why thousands of businesses a year are switching from a rigid and costly conventional phone system, to a flexible, cost-effective, and scalable VoIP phone system.  Below, we highlight 5 key reasons why VoIP helps future-proof your business:   1. Instantly Equip Remote and Hybrid Workers with a Full-Featured Telecommunication System  Whether some of your employees are working...

Choosing the right line of digital phones for your business is an important decision. But it does not need to be a difficult process. To save your valuable time and help you make the right choice, below we highlight the best digital phones available today across five categories: Basic, Standard, Cordless, Prime Business, Business Plus, and Premium.   Best Line of Basic Digital Phones: Yealink T31P The Yealink T31P line of digital phones is ideal for businesses that need an entry-level and easy-to-use — yet powerful and impressive — solution at a very affordable price.  Key features include: An extra-large and brilliantly clear 132x64-pixel...

If you are thinking about upgrading to UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), then let us start with this: good move! Over the last few years, a growing number of organizations have said goodbye to a limited, inflexible, and excessively costly legacy phone system, and hello to an agile, cost-effective, feature-rich, and future-proofed UCaaS solution. In a moment, we highlight seven best practices for upgrading to UCaaS. First, let us answer a basic yet important question: just what is UCaaS, anyway? About UCaaS While the technology that drives UCaaS is complex, understanding the essence is simple. One of the best definitions available...

When you ask Google to find “business phone providers near me,” then you will get plenty of options (possibly including one that brought you to this article!). Obviously, Google is helpful here — but there is MUCH more to the story that you need to know. Why? Because while Google (which is by far the most popular search engine on the planet) can list some “business providers near me,” it cannot go deeper and tell you which specific providers are trustworthy and credible — and which are not. In other words: just being in close proximity to a business phone provider...

For many things “Google is your friend” is good advice. But there are exceptions. And as many businesses have unhappily discovered, using Google Voice is on the list. Here are 7 reasons why:   No Calls to Emergency Services Shockingly, Google Voice does not support calls to emergency services. This enormous limitation alone should make it a non-starter as a business phone system. Picture this nightmare headline: “Business Fails to Call Fire Department Right Away Because Its Phone System Won’t Dial Emergency Services”.   No Business Caller ID When making calls with Google Voice, a business’s regular phone number does not appear on Caller ID. Instead,...

Since trusted telephone providers like Carolina Digital Phone have put into place STIR/SHAKEN, the number of unwanted and spoofed phone calls is slowly being reduced. The procedure tells phone customers that the caller ID data they get is valid for the calling party. The idea is to allow consumers to be more confident that a call they receive is not a SPAM or robocall. Unfortunately, STIR/SHAKEN has only slowed the growth of SPAM. According to YouMail, robocalls were on their way down, until recently. You’ve heard the old saying - “When one door closes, another opens.” Just because there is a...

For stockbrokers — and day traders whose multi-monitor home office setup rivals NASA Mission Control — the mantra for success is: “buy low, sell high.” For real estate investors, it’s: “location, location, location.” And what about small business owners? Well, their key to success is: “DO MORE WITH LESS!” And one of the simplest and smartest ways to achieve this goal is with a web-based softphone. Below, we highlight 3 must-have small business benefits of a web-based softphone: 1. Support Remote and Hybrid Workers The pandemic dramatically accelerated the number of people working remotely full-time and hybrid (i.e. switching between home office/corporate office)....

Are you being over-charged for your business phone system? When receiving your monthly phone bill, don’t you hate seeing taxes and fees that you don’t understand? Even when given an explanation of the fees it still doesn’t make sense why they fluctuate on your bill every month. This makes it very difficult to budget monthly expenses when your bill isn’t consistent and you're being over-charged.  Although this is very aggravating, are you sure you’re not being dinged over and over again by your business phone system provider?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pu_0H3nIt8 This can make it difficult to understand and compare multiple business phone provider prices because in...