Kevin Bartley

Kevin is a Marketing and Publicity Coordinator at OnSIP. He enjoys writing and holds an English degree from Harvard College.

New OnSIP Review: VTech VSP726 and VH6102

We're happy to announce our latest phone review for the VTech VSP726, along with the VH6102 cordless headset. The phone has a solid feature set for the price, and comes with local call recording. Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, VTech, VoIP, phone review

After Hours Voicemail and Auto Attendant Greetings

Most businesses will automatically play a recording if you try to call their office when they are closed. An after hours announcement is a professional way to notify callers of important details, rather than making them wait for the call to failover to a voicemail box or other destination.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, hostedPBX, greeting script

What Is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Power over Ethernet is a feature that can streamline setup and decrease the cost of equipment you need to buy for IP-enabled endpoints, such as VoIP phones, cameras, and other devices that transfer data via Ethernet cables.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phones,, VoIP, power over ethernet

Voice and Video Calling: Consumer vs Business VoIP

Nowadays, people have so many options for real-time communications over the Internet. Voice and video calling are offered in a variety of forms, including in standalone apps, embedded media, and IP-based communication services.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, business voip, skype, google, consumer voip

New OnSIP Phone Review: Bria for Mac (Version 4.0)

We're happy to announce our latest phone review for the Bria for Mac. Version 4.0 supports up to 10 SIP accounts and comes with HD voice and video calling, multi-party conferencing, presence, and IM. From the review:

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Topics: bria, Apple, Softphone

How Do I Test My Internet Speed for VoIP?

A key factor of VoIP call quality is your Internet speed. Low speeds can degrade calls, causing breaks, delays, and dropped connections. A simple VoIP quality test can assess your office Internet speed, along with your general preparedness for VoIP.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, routers, modems, voip test, ISP

Hosted PBX Setup: Key Considerations

Business VoIP providers love to use the word "seamless" when describing their services. They offer "no hardware" solutions and promise easy set up "in minutes".

But is that actually the case?

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Topics: hosted PBX, webphone, VoIP, slack, Softphone

Phone Registration Not Working? Try These Tips.

If you're going through phone trouble, there's almost always a way to fix it. Business VoIP desk phones, unlike most things in life, come with a reset option. You can solve just most phone registration issues by resetting your phone and re-registering it with your cloud phone system.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phone, cloud phone system

Best Business VoIP Routers: The Features and Prices You Need

Most consumer routers aren't built to accommodate business VoIP traffic right out of the box. These routers lack the proper features, or are inadequately configured, to prioritize and protect VoIP traffic.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, business voip, routers

New OnSIP Phone Review: HTek UC924

We're happy to announce our latest phone review for the HTek UC924. The 924 is a color enterprise IP phone that can host up to 4 SIP accounts. Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phone, phone review, htek