Have a look through our frequently asked questions to make an informed choice about what is best for your business.
My business relies on phone calls, will I experience any downtime during the changeover?
The downtime experienced is very minimal, limited to a couple of minutes. During this time we can set up diverts to mobiles to ensure you do not miss any calls. We can carry out change overs in the evening or over a weekend if it is required.
How will you support the phones and my business going forward?
Our engineers are one phone call away! Our helpdesk is active from 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday where you will be able to speak to one of the team and resolve your issue. You can also speak to your account manager regarding any queries or problems you may have.
What if the internet goes down?
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect and occasionally the internet can go down, in the same way that phone lines can go down. The advantage of using the cloud is that should the internet go down then you still have complete control of your calls as it is your solution is hosted by us. You can divert calls to other numbers or use our mobile apps to have the same full functionality as a desk phone. We also often recommend providing a second broadband for the phones to run on. This provides a failover from both sides, meaning your business always stays connected even if one of the broadband lines were to go down.
Maintenance and Warranty, how am I covered?
With our cloud solution, maintenance is easier and more effective than ever as the server is hosted with us. This means we are able to tweak things and make the majority of changes our end meaning quick service. In the event that a handset is faulty, the warranty allows that handset to be swapped out with next day delivery. Our engineers are of course also available to come to your site in the event they are needed.
I’ve heard about mobile apps linking with the phone system, how do they work?
Our Cloud solution uses a smartphone app called IPCS (and IPCS 2 for iPhone) which allows users to log into the cloud solution through their mobile phone. This effectively gives you access to your desk phone on your mobile. When enabled:
Access to call logs, contacts and favourites
Calls to your business will be received on your mobile
Outbound calls through the app will show your business’ phone number rather than your mobile number
Your mobile will still function as standard with the app enabled. If someone rings your mobile number you will receive the call as normal
At Talking Business, we understand the growing security risk that the internet presents to your business. We are able to provide a full security audit to identify areas for review and make sure your business is not left exposed.
This security audit would involve penetration tests by one of our ethical hackers. This is essentially a controlled hack to see if an attack on your system is possible.We are able to provide effective antivirus software through one of our partners, ensuring that your business stays protected from malware and the damage it can cause.Our engineers are fully conversant with all the latest security hardware including Cisco, Cisco Meraki Fortinet and Juniper. We have a wealth of experience setting up and maintaining firewalls for many of our current customers AC Entertainment, we have set up the firewalls across the global group of office. They had the requirement for a robust firewall that is easily managed from one place. We recommended Meraki as it fit their requirements perfectly. After carrying out a security audit, our experienced team are able to provide staff awareness training, running through topics such as cyber policies, incident management policies and effective use of passwords.