Virtual Phone System Blog

Cloud Telephony for the Entrepreneur

  When you think about a business phone system, you probably imagine an outdated phone on a desk, or a call placed on hold while it's being transferred, or a light blinking to let you know there are a string of voice messages waiting for you? Definitely a phone on a desk in... Read More

Optimizing Your Business Phone System for Younger Customers

  When customers call your business, what do they hear? A message stating your hours and asking them to leave voicemail? Outdated hold music? Some business owners see setting up greetings and phone menus as a chore, rather than a key part of their service or brand promotion. Hold music and menu settings... Read More

GetVoIP and Joel Maloff: You Don’t Need an IT Person to Set Up Your VoIP

Our SVP of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Joel Maloff may have a fancy title, but behind the scenes, we simply call him Mr. Awesome. You'll get the joke if you watch this ten-minute clip of his discussion with GetVoIP's Reuben Yonatan. For those who only have a couple minutes to spare, we've summarized... Read More

Why Generation Y Won’t Answer Your Voice Messages

Do you dislike leaving voice messages for friends and colleagues? You're not alone, especially if you're between the ages of 18 and 34. Research shows that millennials, also known as Generation Y, shy away from leaving voicemail, in favor of texting or using services like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Recent articles in... Read More

The Robots are Coming! Video Conferencing in the Twenty-first Century

  As we move towards the year 2020, I'm wondering: Where are those time-saving robots that sci-fi writers and cartoonists promised us in the 1950s? Robots are running our production lines and powering our data centers, yet I'm still mowing the lawn and folding laundry! Isaac Asimov dreamed of a world... Read More

Five Reasons Phone.com and Remote Work Go Hand In Hand

In the book Remote, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of 37signals, present a compelling argument for allowing employees to work from home.  At the core of the discussion is giving your employees the flexibility to work wherever they feel is best. That could be home or a cabin in the mountains, or possibly... Read More

Wanted: Robust Business Phone Service to Do Business in Washington

For any non-profit organization running an office in Washington, DC, operation costs can be a killer. Rent, keeping the lights on, marketing—and oh yeah, phone service. You need a really good business phone service if you're an international, grassroots organization like Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). SSDP is a... Read More

Find the Best Vanity Phone Number for Your Business

With so many companies building an online presence, it's easy to forget that we still rely on the humble telephone to do business and create success. Small companies use their phone lines to answer customer questions, take orders and deal with vendors, which is why a memorable vanity number is... Read More

Cloud-based Unified Phone Systems On the Rise

A recent report from Infonetics Research shows that sales of unified communications, including cloud-based phone services like those offered by Phone.com, jumped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2013 to that of 2014. At the same time, worldwide sales of PBX systems and components fell by eight percent! The message is very... Read More

Use DomainSkate To Protect Your Brand

DomainSkate.com has been a satisfied customer of Phone.com for a few years now, making it that much better to connect with them at NY Tech Day two weeks ago. In fact, our booth was right across from Phone.com's, giving us the opportunity to chat with their team and get outfitted... Read More

Phone.com University – How to Send a Fax

Every Phone.com account includes the ability to send a digital fax. Say goodbye to your fax machine! How to Send a Fax You can send a fax through any extension on your account. To begin this process: Mouse over Configure at the top of your account page and select Manage... Read More

Small Business, Global Presence. Yes, You Can!

Phone.com makes it easy and affordable to support a business in several countries! Need virtual numbers in different regions and the ability to call internationally? For Ofelos Media, a Phone.com client based in Cyprus, our phone service delivers all that and more! Ofelos Media offers business and marketing services that help... Read More

The Virtual Business: The New Age of Cloud Communications

More and more companies are moving away from a centralized physical structure and allowing employees to work from home or remotely when traveling on business. In 2013, there were an estimated 28 million small businesses in the United States. These businesses have generated over 65 percent of net new jobs... Read More

A Hand Me Down iPhone Is The Right iPhone For Kids

Every weekend I have a chat with a friend or family member at some social gathering and we eventually find ourselves talking about how they want to purchase that “first phone” for their child.  Being a lover of mobile devices, I usually stop them mid-sentence and find out what phone... Read More

The Phone.com Virtual Office Offering

Every so often it’s good to be reminded what our Virtual Office offering is and especially now because it recently changed.  I won’t focus on what we used to offer, we’ve added to it.  Now we offer 2 phone numbers with our base plan, local or toll free numbers so... Read More

Phone.com Virtual Office Features: VoIP Phone Service and More

Virtual Office is the premier choice for VoIP (Voice Over IP) phone service at an affordable cost to the consumer. Since VoIP phone services uses broadband and not regular phone lines, phone service is both easier and more cost effective than traditional landline services. Virtual Office is an affordable business... Read More

Virtual Office Phone Systems from Phone.com

Traditional phone services can be expensive and require complicated set up with expensive handsets, but Virtual Office from Phone.com offers affordable business phone services with all of the bells and whistles. Virtual office adds a sense of professionalism and ease of use for all businesses large or small. Its comprehensive... Read More