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4 Best Business Conference Phones for SMBs

Conference calls are a staple of small to medium sized businesses. As companies open new locations, hire remote employees, and service widespread customers, these calls allow dispersed teams to stay connected on a regular basis. And as the technology behind conference calling has advanced, so has the hardware supporting it.

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Topics: Yealink, Grandstream, Polycom, Conference, IP phone, VTech

Business VoIP Phones: Guide to Power over Ethernet and Port Speeds

When considering VoIP phone options, you'll notice that they vary in Ethernet speeds and support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). These features may seem like minor details, but they can actually affect the deployment of your phone system, the cost of your networking setup, the amount of physical space in your office, and other maintenance considerations.

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Topics: Business Technology, IP phone, Office Management, power over ethernet

3 Ways to Use Business Phone Line Keys on VoIP Phones

"You have a call on line one!" is a phrase we've all heard at some point. But what does that actually mean? Or if you've been shopping for VoIP phones, you may have noticed that they advertise a certain number of a 'lines'. Why do they matter, and what do you need them for?

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, landline, hosted VoIP

Test a Business VoIP Service with Loaner Phones

One of the primary reasons for adopting VoIP is costs savings. Businesses that switch to VoIP see average savings of 50 to 75 percent per month. With no maintenance or hardware costs, hosted VoIP eliminates the overhead fees that come with other phone systems.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, cloud phone system

Buyer's Guide: Polycom VVX 300 vs 400 vs 500 vs 600 Phones

The Polycom VVX series business media phones are some of the most popular on the market. With reliable business phone features and Polycom's excellent HD voice quality, it's no surprise that VVX devices are at the top of every phone wish list.

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, IP phone, phone review

5 Business VoIP Cordless Phone Options

While some people sit at their desks for most of the day, others are constantly on the move. If you’re someone who needs a business phone that can keep up with your job, we recommend investing in a DECT phone, or cordless phone, so you can make and receive calls at your convenience.

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Topics: Blog, DECT Phone, Business Technology, IP phone, phone review

Buyer's Guide: Polycom VVX Business Media Phone Series Differences

Polycom is known in the business phone industry for having superior HD voice and design features, so VVX phones are likely at the top of your purchasing list. The Polycom VVX business media phones portfolio includes the basic VVX 300 series, the mid-range VVX 400 series, the performance VVX 500 series, and the executive VVX 600 series.

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, IP phone

Stop Unwanted Calls: Block Inbound Numbers on Polycom Phones

With the rise of spam calling, US small businesses lose half a billion dollars a year handling unwanted calls. Futhermore, the federal government's Do Not Call Registry applies only to private citizens, not to businesses.

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, IP phone, phone number

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

4 Impressive Business VoIP Phones from 2016 [Free Guide]

Every year, business phone manufacturers release new models and firmware with the latest designs, features, and capabilities. In 2016, we saw several impressive IP phones enter the market. These phones featured shiny touchscreens, more customizable keys, HD voice and video codec support, and more.

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Topics: DECT Phone, Desk Phone, Business Technology, IP phone, IP phones,, phone review, Softphone