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What’s the most reliable phone system for a startup?

15th August 2019

Each phone system you could potentially use as the main communications platform for your startup has its benefits. Each solution comes with its own pros and cons in the form of higher and lower costs, better or worse connectivity and more or less control. However, a reliable phone system would, of course, be one you More…

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How to improve staff productivity

14th August 2019

In the modern world, keeping staff productivity levels high is an important factor to consider for protecting the business against losing customers to its competitors. You wouldn’t want to be called away from an important job just to answer a phone call that’s for someone else. If you’re constantly answering the phone it wastes valuable More…

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What You Need to Know About Number Portability

13th August 2019

Number Porting is serious business. You have probably heard of William Wilson, a man who abandoned Sky for BT only to lose his phone number along the way. Or maybe the name is new to you. Either way, the story remains the same. William knew his number by heart because he had kept it for More…

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What is the best multi-line phone system for small businesses?

10th August 2019

Another question you could ask here would be “What is the best way to improve and streamline communications for employees and customers?” Essentially, this is where multi-line phone systems become an instant upgrade – especially for business purposes – on standard, traditional telephony systems. These older models are designed to hold a conversation between two More…

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How Can Virtual Numbers Help Your Business?

6th August 2019

Virtual phone numbers were basically invented with small and medium-sized businesses in mind. Virtual numbers are just like traditional numbers except that they are not restricted to a particular physical device. They were designed to replace dedicated phone lines whose physical and stationary configurations have made them far too restrictive to keep up with the More…

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What is a good virtual phone system to run a small business?

5th August 2019

First of all, let’s just clarify what a virtual phone system is, as not everybody is entirely sure. The ‘virtual’ element of a VPS does make it seem as though it’s something a little intangible, perhaps even ethereal. Rest assured, though, that you will certainly be able to reach out and feel the many benefits More…

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4 of The Best Places to Market Your Business Phone Number

30th July 2019

You won’t find that many people attending workshops and conferences with the intention of handing out business cards. And if they do, do not expect them to gain much traction. So much of the marketing game has migrated to the internet. Some of the people who seek us out understand this quite clearly. Unfortunately, the More…

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What are the good ways to promote a business phone number?

25th July 2019

When you start off locally, your customers are likely to be pleased to see their own, established area code at the beginning of all your communications and calls to action. It’s the familiarity that establishes trust; a local business, dedicated to the people who matter most – the local population. However, when you expand, or More…

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How VoIP Phone Systems Can Cut Your Business Costs

23rd July 2019

VoIP technology allows you to send audio information over the internet. The concept has a lot of complex nuts and bolts but the gist of it is that you are using the internet to communicate. VoIP technology has come such a long way. Initially, it wasn’t so different from a traditional phone system. Today, so More…

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What are the best office phone systems for a small business?

20th July 2019

It’s entirely possible that a small business could be run reasonably efficiently from a single smartphone permanently loaded with unlimited data, texts and phone calls. You may have tried running a business this way this yourself, perhaps with both positive and negative results. After all, you can access all of your contacts, email accounts and More…

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International Calls – What You Should Know

16th July 2019

People do not always appreciate what we do over here at Planet Numbers. They think that making international phone calls is as simple as it is straightforward. But that isn’t always the case, not if you’re trying to do it all on your own. These are some of the things people fail to realize: 1) More…

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Is IVR a good option for small business?

15th July 2019

Even if the term “IVR” didn’t quite ring a bell when you read it in this article’s title, you have probably been greeted with an IVR system on many an occasion when phoning a company. Have you ever rung a number only to hear a recorded voice instructing you on which button to press? Yes, More…