Learning from our own mistakes is smart. But learning from the mistakes of others is wise — and also a heck of a lot less painful, tragic, awful…you get the picture.If your business has decided to switch from your conventional landline phone system to a cloud phone system, here is the biggest and costliest mistake that others have made, but that you can wisely avoid: underestimating the importance of OUTSTANDING SERVICE.Factors like features, functionality, scalability, and price are vital considerations and must not be ignored. But without a doubt, service is going to determine more than anything else whether your...

With roots going back to the late 1980's, Carolina Digital has been a proud North Carolina Based company providing unparalleled customer service to customers big and small. Nicky Smith, our company’s founder and CEO, has always been very philanthropic and pro-North Carolina business. Our vast knowledge of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry sets us apart from the competition. Other companies may venture into the VoIP world with little or no experience or poor infrastructure to support their service. At Carolina Digital Phone, VoIP is all we do. We have an extensive understanding of how the technology works, as well...

When we consult with a surgeon, while seated on the examination table we don’t expect them to try and sell us a timeshare (“you’ll love the ocean view!”). When we board an airplane, we don’t expect to hear the captain get on the intercom and invite passengers to stop by the cockpit to purchase a state-of-the-art smoothie blender. When we meet with an architect about redesigning our home, we don’t expect them to peer up from their blueprints and say: “while I’m here, perhaps we can talk about your pet insurance needs?” In other words, when we engage a specialist, we...

Are you still using your legacy phone system? Many businesses today are. We spend our days communicating with clients, suppliers, customers and investors over email, using online chat, and on the telephone. While in 2018 less than 50% of Americans had a landline phone at home, instead preferring to be wireless, using their smartphones for communication, most small businesses are still reliant on old fashioned, outdated and often costly legacy phone systems.These outdated systems can mean that you are missing important calls, facing static on the line, and other issues that really should be behind us as we move into...

Picture the scene, a successful North Carolina based business owner wants to add some new features to her existing phone service. Her clients expect to be able to get in touch with her whenever they need to, so all she wants is out of hours call handling and calls to be forwarded to her cellphone. These services mean that she can keep her business moving and functioning to the best of its ability. Hardly a tall ask you may say. After all, she is a customer with a company that has needs.And after what seems like days on hold listening...

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...

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...

Great communication is one of the fundamental features of any modern business, which is why all companies naturally want to incorporate the best tech features to achieve the smoothest possible operations on a 24/7 basis. Given that Google is a global tech giant that influences virtually every aspect of your digital communications, Google Voice instantly stands out as one of the leading candidates. As with any software or business investment, though, it’s imperative to weigh up the positive and negative features in order to make a calculated decision for the good of your venture. Here’s all you need to know. What does...

Your business has decided that upgrading from a costly, inflexible and restrictive on-premise phone system to an agile, advanced and affordable hosted cloud phone system is the way to go.However, before you can start reaping the rewards of your wise decision, you need to choose the right partner. To help you make this decision, here are 10 essential questions to ask hosted cloud phone system vendors:1. Do you specialize in installing and supporting hosted cloud phone systems?You want to steer clear of vendors that “dabble” in hosted cloud, while they juggle other business lines.2. Do you offer comprehensive post-sales support?Choose...

While businesses in the big city get star treatment from their support service partners, those who operate a little further afield can sometimes feel neglected. Big support firms will often concentrate on their metropolitan urban customer base and, consequently, pay little attention to those that operate in smaller towns and communities across the state. It’s a big problem.Carolina Digital Phone is different. Instead of having to make do with substandard assistance from the major vendors, we bring a first-class solution to your location, no matter where you happen to be.Big-City Bias In Cloud-Based Telephony SolutionsCompanies that operate in large North...