If you've reached this page, then I'll assume you're a newbie in the world of phone systems. Whether you're just starting your research, or you've been searching all around the web for a while, this is a good time to focus in on what you want, and what you need out of the phone system for your business.
This is how we do it at Telco Depot. When people call us and ask, "I need a phone system, can you point me in the right direction?" We start probing with these very basic, but very important questions.
And guess what? The first one is not how big is your business and how many phones will you need? While that is an important consideration, there are more important questions you should ask yourself first.
As you work your way through this "phones system buyer's assistant," you'll notice that you're narrowing down the systems that might be right for you.
Yes--when you start out, there are a thousand possibilities out there. And you probably feel a little lost. Especially when your responsibility is making sure the daily operations of your company run smoothly.
When we finish up here, I hope I've brought your decision down to maybe 1 or 2 phone systems. And then you can really focus in on the features that best suit your business requirements.
So let's dive right in!
Page This business feature allows an employee, using the handset of their phone, to make an announcement or "page" the rest of the company via the speakers in inactive phones or via overhead speakers or via a combination of both. This is generally a one way conversation only. Page is typically used when you don't know exactly where to find someone.
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I will look to these guys first for all of my telecomm needs in the future. While they are in NY and I'm in GA, they still manage to be more accessible than the local guys to answer my questions.Eric Lichtfuss