October 25th 2017

PHONE SYSTEM MISTAKES YOU COULD BE MAKING

When it comes to having the right phone system for your business, you can make lots of mistakes. Mistakes that cost your business needless spending. Here are 5 Phone System Mistakes you could be making right now and why should stop.

  1. USING ANALOGUE LINES

Using Analogue as your main phone line is a burden for a growing business. Analogue Lines limit businesses from growing and expanding its workforce. That is unless you’re willing to spend money on installing new copper lines whenever 1 extra phone is needed. Analogue phones also lose out features you can find on more modern VoIP Phone Systems, such as video conferencing, and their monthly cost is actually more than IP. You’ll be paying more for less so it’s best to switch to IP and start saving money right away. Switching to our SIP Lines can save you 30% to 60% on your monthly analogue line rental.

  1. USING ISDN LINES

Using ISDN Lines right now isn’t as dire as using Analogue, but you’re still not getting as many features you would with IP or as cheap of a monthly rental cost. Did you know BT is going to shut down all their ISDN lines in 2025 and replace them with IP? If you are a business in the UK still using ISDN lines, it would be best to switch as soon as possible to avoid panic in the future and to start saving money straight away. ISDN is cheaper than Analogue, but our SIP channels can still save you 30% – 60% on your monthly line rental.

  1. DISREGARDING MOBILE TELEPHONY

Mobile Telephony brings convenience to the table for both yourself and your customers. Being able to answer your office phone while out of office on your smartphone is a godsend as you’ll be able to answer important calls and people who need to speak to you won’t be told that you are unable to answer, building trust. Ignoring Mobile Telephony is a big mistake and will put your business at a disadvantage.

  1. NOT TAKING THREATS SERIOUSLY

Not having precautions in place or insurance for your phone system in the event of a fault is a recipe for a very expensive disaster. You will lose a lot of money, customers, potential clients and your good reputation will jump out the window. This blog on phone system threats can help you understand what can go wrong and how to fix it so you can be back up and running, or prevent a problem from ever happening.

  1. NOT GETTING WHAT YOU NEED

Many businesses are paying for extras they don’t want or are paying for a phone system that doesn’t deliver. You shouldn’t pay for a phone system built for 80 people if you are a business of 60. Getting the best deal may sound like it’s more than an arm’s length away, but with Lily Comms, we will build you the perfect phone system based on your needs. We can build your business a Scalable Solution that adapts to changes, such as the addition of workers that require phones, or the loss of workers that no longer need them.

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