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Why Should You Ever Have to Pay for International Calls?

26th May 2020

If you have friends, family, colleagues, or clients based overseas, it’s likely you are going to need to make a few phone calls abroad. That much is true! While plenty of people are connecting overseas through video calling apps and instant messengers, there is still nothing quite like a phone call to keep in touch More…

UK telephone number call costs guide

23rd May 2020

A snapshot guide to typical UK telephone call costs. Table of call costs by prefix Call charges for numbers starting 01, 02, 03, 05, 07 and the Access Charge for numbers starting 084, 087, 09 and 118 are set entirely by the caller’s landline or mobile provider. Where a range of charges is shown for a More…

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Looking for Free International Calls? We Can Help

18th May 2020

More and more people in the UK are calling abroad. The world is shrinking, which means that plenty of us are either moving overseas or are doing business with people and companies based on the continent, or as far afield as the US or Australia. In the past, calling these countries will have been extremely More…

Are VoIP Phone Systems Worth The Money?

11th May 2020

In the modern age, keeping in touch means everything. Not just between family and friends, but also between businesses and clients, and businesses and other businesses. Therefore, while many of us are still relying on old-time telephony and copper line rental, the majority of businesses are actually thinking about the future of communication. But what More…

Ever Thought of Setting Up a Pocket Number?

5th May 2020

If you’re running a business which sees you on the move constantly, it’s likely you’ll assume that a landline number isn’t the best choice for you. Naturally so – as traditionally, landlines are based at physical locations. More often than not, they can tie you down to a specific area and office, meaning that even More…

VoIP vs SIP – What’s the Difference?

27th April 2020

In the world of corporate communications, things can sometimes get a little complex! However, the way in which we communicate with one another is always moving forwards to become easier and easier to set up. It’s never been easier, for example, to take advantage of clearer, more reliable conversations through VoIP. Instead of having to More…

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Big Businesses Use VoIP to Save Money – So Can You!

15th April 2020

Communication is evolving at a blistering pace.  Whether it’s B2B or B2C, it’s always important to have a clear, efficient connection to the people who matter.  When running a small business, you are of course going to need to keep in touch with customers on the front line as well as the clients on private More…

Debunking the Silent 999 Call Myth

9th April 2020

Everyone in the UK knows that you have to dial 999 to access the emergency services. Kerry Power, a 36-year-old victim of domestic violence understood this also, when she was strangled in Plymouth in December of 2013 by David Wilder, her 44-year-old ex. He was eventually convicted of murder and jailed for life. But the More…

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Top Tips for Working From Home

6th April 2020

Are you new to working from home?  More and more of us are taking the plunge and are taking our work home with us.  Not only that, but current events are forcing millions of people to work from their kitchens, bedrooms and conservatories! Therefore, it’s likely to be a bit of a shock, at least More…

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Why Choose a Virtual London Number?

1st April 2020

London is the UK’s social and economic hub. It is also one of the most marvellous cities in the world. This is why businesses are always striving to open offices here. A London office will expose your company to an international pool of customers and potential business partners that will expand your reach. Of course, More…

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How VoIP Can Help Your Business When You’re Remote Working

27th March 2020

The Coronavirus is having an especially detrimental effect to businesses because people in so many countries have been asked to stay home.  To keep your business functioning, you can provide the right tools for your employees to work from home. There’s No Geographical Restrictions With VoIP, you can pursue your day to day business activities More…

Ways to Start Working Efficiently From Home

6 Ways to Start Working Efficiently From Home

26th March 2020

With the world changing fast and furiously in the last few weeks, millions of us are having to work from home. It’s something that can take a bit of getting used to, so with that in mind we’ve put together half a dozen quick and easy ideas that could make all the difference to your More…