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VOIP vs SIP: What Are the Differences?

15th July 2020

When running a business in the modern age, it’s pretty likely that you are going to come across all kinds of different technologies. On top of that, there are also likely to be plenty of confusing acronyms, too! VoIP is just one of them – and SIP, while closely related, is another. In fact, some More…

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Memorable Phone Numbers for Business: Are They Worth It?

13th July 2020

When running a business – large or small – you’re going to need to do everything you can to keep things memorable. After all, there are many different ways to entice new customers and clients to your product line. You may as well be taking advantage! However, it’s also worth realising that some ways of More…

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Telephone Answering Service for Overflow Calls: Why Might it Work For You?

6th July 2020

When you start growing a business, you will likely find that there is a fine balance to strike between looking after your current customers and appealing to new ones. While you are so busy looking after the running of your business, you may find that it starts getting harder and harder to actively capitalise on More…

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Marketing Your Company Overseas? Here’s Why You Need a Free International Number

22nd June 2020

In this day and age, it makes sense for businesses to try and reach as many different customers and clients as possible. That goes for the international approach, too. Why should you ever pen yourself into your local audiences when there are so many people all over the world who could benefit from what you More…

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Are VoIP Phone Systems the Future?

18th June 2020

It’s safe to say that the way in which businesses and customers communicate is always going to change. This means, of course, that we will all eventually need to adapt to new technology, and the way that we reach out to each other through customer service, marketing and more. For the longest time, UK businesses More…

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Make Huge Monthly Savings – Try Our Free Telecoms Audit

10th June 2020

When running an office or call centre as part of your business, you’re likely to find plenty of reasons for expenditure to start creeping up. Unfortunately, there are more and more reasons these days why small businesses end up paying over the odds for simple telecoms services. We really don’t think that’s fair! However, much More…

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119: A New Number for Coronavirus Testing

2nd June 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is, as everyone can agree, unprecedented in its effects. Everyday lives, businesses and more besides are being impacted. The government, too, has needed to bring in a variety of emergency reliefs and services to support British people. One of these services to emerge in recent times is that of an additional helpline More…

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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…