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On Upgradable Phone Systems

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Articles, Features |

On Upgradable Phone Systems

Scenario: you buy upgradable phone systems from your typical vendor and, in three years’ time, your needs change. For example, when you bought the system you were a small-time gig, but now, with the growth and arrival of a full-time sales staff, a queue for incoming calls is more and more necessary. Now, potential customers are hanging up either after spending a long time waiting, or encountering your voicemail. You need a queue and your...

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High Definition Phones (HD)

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Articles, Features |

What’s the difference? Just as high definition (HD) is the latest standard for televisions, it is rapidly becoming the standard for business telecommunications. High definition phones transmit twice as much audio signal a standard phone does and four times as much as a cell phone – smartphones included. The result comes through loud and ultra-clear – presenting vibrant and lifelike quality that needs to be heard to be believed.   What...

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MBX vs. IP-PBX: Going Green with Green Phone Systems

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Articles, Features |

MBX vs. IP-PBX: Going Green with Green Phone Systems

Have you seen all the wires in your office’s “telecom” closet? A mess, right? A large (and ugly) box – your PBX – runs all of your phones. Nothing could be further from green phone systems: non IP-PBX phone systems run an average of 300 watts per every 8 phones per your location. Imagine if every business had one of these! That’s about an extra $250 worth of electricity per year, per business! Even more modern IP-PBX systems...

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MBX vs. IP-PBX: Remote Features

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Articles, Features |

MBX vs. IP-PBX: Remote Features

One of the best advantages of deploying a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system is the ability to connect workers remotely. No longer do you need to pay for additional phone lines for your remote employees or let them dial out with a foreign caller ID. With modern telecommunications technology, you can give any employee with a high-speed internet connection an IP phone and they can connect to your business’s office network and take...

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MBX vs. IP-PBX Cost of Ownership

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Articles, Features |

MBX vs. IP-PBX Cost of Ownership

Many IP-PBX vendors prey on their client’s desire for low monthly pricing by recommending low-cost SIP trunks to offset the installation of your new IP-PBX. The average IP-PBX cost for installation of a six phone system is around $5800, with a monthly cost of $90 for six phone lines and six phones. Our MBX cost for the same needs is around $1200 for installation with a monthly cost of $165. The IP-PBX vendor will make their sale based on the...

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Phone Forwarding & Phone Lines

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Articles, Features |

Phone Forwarding & Phone Lines

When purchasing a phone system in Seattle, or any city, it is imperative to decide how many extensions or DIDs (Direct Inward Dials) that you’d like to set up with phone forwarding – whether calls are routed there immediately or after a delay. If you don’t consider this wisely, you may end up using more phone lines than you previously thought and potentially doubling your monthly service price. When a system has phone forwarding – to...

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