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Telephone Systems FAQs

Telephone Systems FAQs

  • What is a telephone system?

    A telephone system is a network of hardware and software that facilitates voice communications, both within an organisation and externally. Modern systems often include features like voicemail, call forwarding, and conferencing.

  • What is the best business telephone system?

    The best business telephone system depends on your company’s size, needs, and budget. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems are popular due to their scalability, features, and cost-effectiveness. Popular providers include Avaya, Cisco, and Panasonic.

  • How does a VoIP telephone system work?

    A VoIP telephone system converts voice into digital packets and transmits it over the internet or a private network. This allows calls to be made anywhere with an internet connection, often reducing costs and increasing flexibility compared to traditional lines. Alcom-IT can offer you a cost-effective VOIP package for your business. 

  • How do I choose a telephone system for my business?

    Consider the size of your business, expected call volume, required features, and budget. Evaluate if you need a traditional, VoIP, or hybrid system. Assess scalability for future growth and compatibility with existing IT infrastructure. At Alcom-IT, we pride ourselves in supporting our customers to choose the right telephone system for their business that doesnt leave them out of pocket or unable to keep up with demand. Speak to our experts today to find out more. 

  • How does a business telephone system work?

    Business telephone systems use a central control device to route incoming and outgoing calls and manage features like extensions, call handling, and conferencing. Systems can be based on traditional wiring, VoIP technology, or a combination of both. At Alcom-IT, we have a range of telecom solutions to suit every type of business. 

  • How much does a business telephone system cost?

    Costs vary widely based on system type, features, and scale. Alcom IT has some great deals for customers looking for support with their telephone systems. We will ensure you have a cost-effective package that works for your business size. 

  • How to install a business telephone system

    Depending on the type of telephone system you are planning to install, this can be a challenge unless you have some experience. Hiring a professional installer is recommended. Alcom-IT experts can install your telephone system and ensure it is working correctly, leaving you to get on with your daily tasks. 

  • What features should I look for in an office phone?

    Look for features that enhance productivity and efficiency, such as voicemail to email, automatic call forwarding, interactive voice responses (IVR), conferencing capabilities, and mobile integration. Alcom-IT can help you understand the features you need in your business to ensure that you are choosing the right telecom system.

  • How often should our telephone system be updated?

    Update your telephone system every 3-5 years to take advantage of advancements in technology, address evolving business needs, and maintain security. Regular updates to software and hardware components are also recommended to ensure reliability and efficiency. At Alcom-IT, we take the hassle out of telecom updates by managing this on your behalf. We will let you know when an update is due, so you can be sure it wont affect your daily operations. 

  • What are the benefits of a telephone system support team?

    A dedicated support team like Alcom-IT ensures your telephone system operates smoothly, providing troubleshooting, technical support, and regular maintenance. This can help prevent downtime, improve system performance, and extend the lifespan of your equipment.

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