Cloud Phone Systems: A Critical Tool for Financial Planning Firms

When Nicholas Hamner of Franklin Retirement Solutions needed to replace his company’s aging phone system, he turned to cloud VoIP. As the Director of Marketing/Operations, he knew that a hosted phone system would provide his business with many benefits: lower costs, flexibility to add and remove phone features as needed, and remote working capabilities.

After conducting extensive research on hosted VoIP providers, he selected OnSIP for our comprehensive Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform. Equipped with our softphone app, the staff at Franklin Retirement Solutions stays connected to the office even when they are visiting clients at their homes.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management

4 Headset Options for Business VoIP Phones

Think back to the last long phone call you were on...not exactly a pleasant memory, right? You know that feeling of your arm and ear going numb from holding the phone up to your head for hours!

If you don't have one already, a phone headset is a great solution to that problem. Ideal for sales reps, customer support agents, receptionists, and others who spend much of their days on the phone, headsets provide great comfort and flexibility to those that use them.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management

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

School Phone Systems: Hosted VoIP Earns a Perfect Score

At the end of 2015, Carl Sigmond, Operations Manager at The Woolman Semester School, began a search for a new phone system. The school— located in the remote Sierra Nevadas of California— had an on-site CudaTel VoIP server that was expensive to maintain and had various call quality issues.

Carl was introduced to OnSIP by the school's IT Administrator. After deciding to go with our service, he began setting up phones with his team to connect the various buildings and dormitories spread out over the school's expansive campus.

The Woolman Semester School is a great example of how cloud VoIP phone systems can be an invaluable tool for educational facilities. These services offer a variety of features and capabilities that are ideal for a school environment, and all for a lower price than landline telephone services.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management

Business Phone Security: 5 Measures to Prevent VoIP Fraud and Hackers

VoIP phones, like other devices on the internet, can be targeted by hackers for the purposes of fraud, theft, and other crimes. Many of these hackers hail from sophisticated operations that intend to hijack business phones for illicit calls. In 2015, toll fraud and dial through fraud was estimated to cost consumers worldwide over $46 billion dollars.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

Business Telephone Service Provider Options by Company Size

If you've done any research into phone systems, you're well aware that there are a wide variety of business telephone service provider options on the market. But which one is right for you? With such a varied selection, you likely have some questions about how to narrow down these choices and find the right solution for your company.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management, hosted PBX, business voip, hosted VoIP

Showcasing Vacation Rental Phone Service at VRM Xtravaganza

Last week, Eli Kugel and Corey Jordon from OnSIP headed to Orlando to attend the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza, hosted by the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

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Topics: Blog, Hospitality, Office Management

OnSIP to Exhibit Vacation Home Rental VoIP at the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza

Next week, OnSIP will head to the 2017 VRM Xtravaganza in Orlando to attend the largest vacation home conference in Florida. We are proud to exhibit at the event and join as a new member of the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

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Topics: Blog, Hospitality, Office Management

Law Office Phone Systems: Options & Considerations

In 2013, Jonathan Conant was busy establishing his law practice, the Conant Mediation Center. With two locations in Arizona, he needed a phone system that offered flexible options for his on-the-go staff and scalability for his growing firm. He considered hosted phone systems and selected OnSIP for his new service.

With OnSIP, he now has a business phone system that grows with his firm while providing advanced call capabilities for his dispersed staff. He can rely on the service to support his future plans for a third and fourth office in the state.

Jonathan's story shows how business VoIP services can be a smart choice for law firms. These services offer many capabilities that will support a firm's operations and compliment the competence of the staff.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management

Cloud Phone System for Commercial Real Estate: Case Study

In 2011, Bill Vogel, the Principal & Managing Broker of Third Coast Commercial Real Estate, found that his firm was outgrowing the TalkSwitch IP-PBX phone system it was using. His growing real estate business was in need of more advanced functionality than the on-site phone system could offer. He began his search for a replacement.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Office Management