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Phone System Maintenance Tips To Reduce Costs

It’s never fun when your business phone system starts acting up. Upgrading your phone system or replacing broken equipment can be costly, on top of what you paid for the system initially. Some of the issues or problems you come across can be prevented with simple routine maintenance. In an effort to extend your phone system’s performance, follow these maintenance tips.

Phone Placement

Consider where you place your phone in relation to equipment that may interfere with your calls. Things like microwaves or WiFi transmitters or routers can pose a threat to your call quality. Keep your business phones away from these and you can decrease phone call interference.

Unified Communications

Weigh the options of unified communications. Unified communications merges your communication avenues, such as emails, fax and voicemail, onto one network through Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. The cost of this upgrade or transition will pay off in the long run, allowing you to set up your phones all at once and remotely. Your communications system is simplified and easily accessible.

Power Source

Power outages and power surges may damage your telephone systems. In case of these events, it’s crucial to have a quality battery backup with surge protection will maintain your system and protect its programming and memory. Not to mention your communication system will remain intact in potential emergencies. Be sure your battery backup can handle your entire phone system.


PoE systems cut down on cabling costs as the source for connection and power are merged into one. This also limits confusion with cabling and makes cable runs a bit easier. In relation to power, it maximizes the performance of a single battery backup.

On-site PBX

If you are confident in your troubleshooting skills, you may consider installing a PBX system onsite. Cut out the middle man and manage your VoIP phone system through your own network. Eliminate a phone bill and integrate your system with your network.

Whether you’re a large or small business, these pointers could help to save you some money. If you have any questions about telephone systems, feel free to call us at 1-800-564-8045 and our staff will happily help you.

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