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The Cost of Calling: Why Businesses Use 0333 Numbers

13th August 2020

As technology continues to evolve, it’s typical to think that some forms of communication are obsolete. With digital platforms providing spaces for engagement, the relevance of phone calls is called into question. To some extent, phone calls are no longer sufficient. But it doesn’t mean you should get rid of your landline completely.Even in the More…

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0333 Numbers: A Business-Friendly Contact Number

13th August 2020

Communication is critical for any business, whether you are an SME or a well-established company. As you move to the digital landscape, there are several new platforms and channels open to you. These provide you with options to communicate directly with your potential and existing customers. But these digital options don’t indicate that phone calls More…

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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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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…

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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…