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Lockdown2: Do you need to get a Business phone number?

on Friday, 06 November 2020. Posted in Tips

Lockdown2: Do you need to get a Business phone number?

As of 5th November the UK went into the second lockdown due to Covid-19. Has this impacted you further or have you decided to restructure your business plan?

VoIP Apps vs VoIP Desk Phones

on Friday, 09 October 2020. Posted in Pro-Features

VoIP Apps vs VoIP Desk Phones

Which is better? VoIP apps or VoIP desk phones.

We discuss how VoIP desk phones could be unnecessary with the availability of greater and more powerful VoIP apps or click to dial options.

How Your Local Number Can Impact Your Business

on Tuesday, 29 September 2020. Posted in Tips

How Your Local Number Can Impact Your Business

Representation in all area codes is necessary for correct exposure for your business, especially moving forward with new COVID 19 restrictions being imposed daily. Current circumstances have heavily impacted businesses across the globe, and it is important in this time to make sure your business is making the most of any opportunity available that could benefit performance including set up of a local number to a relevant area.

Virtual Landline International Call Forwarding Options

on Wednesday, 19 August 2020. Posted in Pro-Features

Virtual Landline International Call Forwarding Options

Forwarding international calls just got a whole lot cheaper!

You can have your customers, family and friends contact you on a UK telephone number without having to worry about the cost of answering the call internationally.

Setting up a London Phone Number Anywhere in the Country

on Thursday, 30 July 2020. Posted in Industry News

Setting up a London Phone Number Anywhere in the Country

Using a virtual London phone number could give you the opportunity to have a virtual London office, giving your business the look of a large London company but without needing to have a presence in the city. This is particularly ideal in the current COVID19 climate as many office employees are working remotely and this could continue in the future. With this in mind, virtual numbers can save your company a lot of money in office rental fees and can have a positive impact on your brand image at the same time.

Private Numbers: How it Effects Your Business

on Friday, 24 July 2020. Posted in Tips, Pro-Features

Private Numbers: How it Effects Your Business

Private numbers or a private caller have decided to hide their phone number from the receiver of the call. Typically, their calls will display on your phone as: Private Caller. Restricted. Blocked. No Caller ID.

BT price increase: How this will effect customers?

on Friday, 17 July 2020. Posted in Industry News

BT price increase: How this will effect customers?

It has recently been announced that the popular telecommunications provider BT that serves around 18 million users in the UK, is moving a portion of those customers on to their new ‘Unlimited Minutes plan’ in a bid to make ‘things more simple and easy to understand’. In doing so, your BT bill could rise by about £5 per month. The increase alone is almost as much as you pay for a Virtual Landline basic package which includes your telephone number rental, unlimited inbound minutes (to UK landline and mobile) and a £5 welcome call credit bonus.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Business Retain Customers

on Wednesday, 15 July 2020. Posted in Tips

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Business Retain Customers

It’s always exciting when you see growth in your business, but some companies focus their effort on acquiring customers instead of retaining them, which at the end of the day, could be your downfall.

Data from KissMetrics shows that it’s almost seven times more expensive for businesses to find new customers instead of focusing on retaining existing ones. With this in mind it makes sense to keep hold of the clients you have, especially in the current uncertain business climate.

Benefits of Verbal Communication Through Premium Numbers

on Wednesday, 08 July 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

Benefits of Verbal Communication Through Premium Numbers

Customer service is a key part of running a business, especially in the modern-day we live in. It is very easy for disgruntled customers to write a bad review or a harsh comment on your social media page which in turn could put off potential customers. With this in mind, it is best to plan the best communication methods possible to keep clients happy and everyone on the same page… So what is the best communication for you and your business?

7 Step Plan for Creating Structured Business Communication

on Wednesday, 01 July 2020. Posted in Tips

7 Step Plan for Creating Structured Business Communication

Does your business struggle with any aspect of communication? Whether it be with suppliers, customers, or internal employees? Well, it might be time for a rethink…

Deciding to proactively make the change to better your communication system is the first step but any large change should be done so thoughtfully and in a supportive way to those, it affects so as not to rock the boat and further affect business relations. With this in mind, the below process is a step by step of how you can go about reviewing and changing your business communication system in a productive and effective way for your business's benefit.

How Can VoIP Save Your Business Money

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Tips, Company News

How Can VoIP Save Your Business Money

You will see many articles outlining the benefits of the switch to VoIP for your business communication and most of the time they contain ‘money-saving’ or ‘cheaper alternative’, this article will break down the ways in which switching to a VoIP phone system can save your business money. Be smart and make the switch today! +44 (0) 203 488 0088

Using the Desktop Virtual Landline App

on Thursday, 18 June 2020. Posted in Using Our App, Tips

Using the Desktop Virtual Landline App

The main function of the app is to give you the flexibility of making calls whenever you want and from any device you wish. The desktop app works through Google Chrome and has a handy ‘click to dial’ extension-making calls quick and easy. It is available with our UK Unlimited, Global Standard, and 0800 Freephone packages and completely free of charge to install with easy setup but for any queries contact your Customer Services Team.

Working After COVID-19 Lockdown

on Friday, 05 June 2020. Posted in Industry News

Working After COVID-19 Lockdown

No one knows what the normal work environment will be moving forward, it is likely it will take a long time before everyone is given the green light completely. With this in mind, it is time to speculate on what will change after COVID 19 lockdown measures are eased and what has already started to happen.

Step by Step - How to Download and Use the App

on Thursday, 21 May 2020. Posted in Using Our App, Tips, Pro-Features

Step by Step - How to Download and Use the App

Virtual Landline is a Mobile VoIP solution from Buzz Networks that allows you to make high quality business and personal calls from your smartphone or tablet using a 3G/4G data connection or GSM network (depending on provider).

Remote Working: Benefits to The Customer

on Thursday, 14 May 2020. Posted in Industry News

Remote Working: Benefits to The Customer

Although we have focused a lot on the positives for the business of the alternative working method that many companies have been forced into, it is interesting to evaluate the positive to the negative points of remote working.

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