NEWS & BLOG

8 Reasons Your Wi-Fi Could Be Slow

Perhaps web pages are loading slowly, or maybe your signal keeps dropping out. No matter what the issue, one thing is for certain: slow Wi-Fi can make the most patient of us very cross. This is particularly true if you use Wi-Fi for business, and you need it to function properly to get work done. Or if you use a soft phone like Bria with your VoIP business phone system, a good Wi-Fi signal is essential.

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PHONE ROAMING CHARGES END ACROSS EU TOMORROW

  • Kate Davies
  • 14-Jun-2017 13:48:01

Whether you go to the EU for holiday or business, your trips are about to get cheaper. Roaming charges are finally being abolished after the EU forced phone companies to remove the high tariffs and surcharges travellers have been forced to pay for using their mobile. The best news?  The high roaming charges end tomorrow - June 15th. It means that if you are going on holiday to France this weekend, you can take your mobile phone and use it on your normal contract, with your included free calls, texts and data at no additional cost.  

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BLUETOOTH 5.0 SHOWS US THE FUTURE OF WIRELESS TECH

  • Richard Senger
  • 08-Jun-2017 19:05:16

You probably know that Bluetooth is a wireless connection between devices that allows for data transfer over short distances.

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Latest Voice Tech: Headphones That Are Always Listening & Will Play Back Sounds

Imagine waking up and putting an earbud in everyday, as routinely as you put on your watch. Then imagine going throughout the day, attending various meetings across the city, with your little earbud reminding you of what was said last time you were in that particular spot. It is still in concept stages, but we are excited about a new headphone technology that will create a “sound version of Google Maps”, with people able to replay conversations, music and ambient noise from their past.

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THIS IS WHAT COMES AFTER THE SMARTPHONE

There was a time not too long ago when typewriters filled offices and documents were sent by fax or by post. It was a time when no one had a mobile phone, but rather a home phone and answering machine.  And it, like the eras before, and the eras since, was considered a time of technological advancement.

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Reminder! BT is Turning off the Traditional Business Phone Network

A reminder to all businesses with a traditional phone system: by 2025 BT will be switching off their PSTN and ISDN networks, migrating them to a single IP core network. The ‘phone line’ as we know it, will be dead. But what does this actually mean for your organisation? 

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3 COOL THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE NEW GOOGLE EARTH

Technology cannot replace real experiences, but it can provide a window into experiences that we wouldn’t otherwise have glimpsed. Our favourite new technology has nothing to do with office phones or VoIP business phone systems, but rather… earth!  Google Earth relaunched this week, with features that will help us all to explore new parts of our planet in an exciting amount of detail. And needless to say, we have spent hours exploring it and still aren’t bored.

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Quick Guide to Understanding UK Telephone Numbers

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 10-Apr-2017 13:29:00
  • Telecoms

Do you know what telephone number range will be shut down this June? Are you confident of which phone numbers carry a charge, and which are free? Do you know your partner’s mobile number from memory?

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The Finer Connections: Understanding IP Addresses, Domains, Clients, Servers, & ports

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 15-Mar-2017 12:06:00
  • Telecoms

Most people are familiar with the terms IP address, server and domain, but do you know what they actually mean... or 'do'? In the last of our blog series about how the internet works, we take a look at IP addresses, domains, clients, servers and ports.  And no, we don't mean the port you drink. 

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The Internet as a Network: Understanding ISP, LAN, POP, NAP & more

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 06-Mar-2017 10:25:00
  • Telecoms

In our second blog in our series explaining how the Internet works, we look at the Internet as a network—the different components that make up that network, and how they speak to each other. After all, every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network. Click on each bolded term to learn what it means.

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