Monday, September 30, 2013

Emergency Landline, Protect Yourself

Do you ever think of reasons why you may need a landline?  Well, there are many reasons that you need a landline even if you own a cell phone.  With advantages like 911 services, reliability in power outages, security for phone calls and even the ease of use for all.  You will quickly see how many important reasons there are and why you need a landline.

What if there is an emergency at your place of business?  How would you or a customer call for help?  Well if the cell phone was lost or the power was out, it would do you no good.  A landline on the other hand would be available to make that call for help because it is a physical line.  Also, when you call a dispatcher on a landline it gives them an exact location instead of a general area.  This makes it easier for them to get to you and a quicker response time. 

One more reason you need a landline is with the advanced technology of cell phones it makes them more complicated for young children and seniors to use.  The landline still remains simple for anyone to make a call.  Any of these reasons makes it clear on why you should maintain a landline; along with the convenience and professional look it gives your business.

For your long distance business needs, contact Business Network Long Distance.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Reliable Phone: The Landline

The reason the landline telephone has not become outdated is simply the functionality of such a system. Most individuals have a cell phone, but when it comes to homes and businesses these are entities with fixed locations that should have a dedicated number. Businesses can advertise their number all over their service area for a small fee by their carrier without fear of their number being changed, as they have the right to be the only entity with that number. We have all received "wrong number" calls on our cell phones because providers recycle those numbers and that is usually not the case with landlines.

The landline telephone has been in existence for about a century and because of that carriers and providers have thoroughly experimented with the overhead involved with providing such a service. The rates that are associated with landlines are generally the same from month-to-month, whereas cell phones have numerous different charges that can be accumulated by a user unknown to them. Roaming charges, exceeding certain limits and even different times of the day can cause discrepancies in a user’s service bill.

Cell phones are subject to a lot of different types of interference because the signal is transmitted over air waves, but with landlines the signal is actually sent through wires so the chances of your call being "dropped" or "lost" are minimal.

Businesses and home phones all over the nation on their landline telephones for many reasons.  The most frequent are emergencies and the reliable service they provide.  Landlines are undeterred by weather, most natural disasters and high volumes of calls.  Contact Business Network Long Distance for your long distance needs.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Professionals Have Landlines...Right?

A business landline may seem unnecessary at this point in time with easy accessibility to cell phones.  However, I challenge you to think about your customers.  Consider your experiences as a customer…

When you are looking for a certain service, vendor, shop, etc.  If you were to call them and they answered hello, by mistake instead of with their business name, would you wonder if you got the correct line?

If you then set up an appointment and went to their house, would you question how secure and real this business was?

Small businesses have to start somewhere.  But take the first step and get a landline to give your business its own phone.  The consumer wants to deal with the professionals in the business. 

A landline is a small fee for having a great first interaction.  Don’t worry about the phone dying, losing service or being unavailable in a power outage or storm.  Trust the reliable business phone.

Contact Business Network Long Distance for all of your long distance landline needs.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Is Your Business Line Secure?

The wireless cell phone currently in your pocket or purse is considered to be private personal property.  However, the wireless system in which calls are made on that phone are not private information, according to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Cell phones have become a governmental instrument acquiring huge amounts of information via wireless connections.  Even more true is big businesses have been tapping and storing information, for their own private use, and have moved simultaneously to outsourcing from specialized companies.  The bottom line is that information on wireless cellular phones are prone to becoming public data. 

When choosing the right long distance company you want your business information to be kept safe and the price to be in the budget.   Business Network Long Distance understands the needs of a company and privacy details that are essential shouldn't be overlooked.  When important business transactions are being handled privacy issues can be avoided by procuring and maintaining a land line phone; keeping business dealings safe and secure. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flat Rates Take the Guesswork Out of Pricing

From taxi rides to long distance phone service, a shift towards flat-rate pricing models is becoming more noticeable these days as vendors focus on the value of their services. A growing number of consumer service providers are adopting a flat rate pricing structure because of its ability to attract customers.

More and more budget-conscious consumers are choosing flat rates because they prefer to know up front how much they will pay. This is useful in promotional communications when service providers want to emphasize the value proposition they’re offering for the price. You've probably seen the U.S. Post Office’s “if it fits, it ships” commercials that promote their flat rate priority mail. In other words, if it’s possible for you to stuff a refrigerator inside one of their flat rate boxes, they promise to ship it at the set price.

The shift in pricing trends is evident in Birmingham, Alabama, where taxicabs are offering taxi services at a set rate, quoted to customers prior to the ride. But not all cab drivers are embracing fixed pricing schemes. By contrast, the taxi drivers in Charleston, SC, don’t like the city’s mandated $5 flat rate for all downtown fares. The Post and Courier reports that cab drivers say the flat fares cover expenses, but leave little room for profit.

More than half of consumers prefer to pay a flat fee for financial planning services, according to a new survey recently issued by the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA). The report reveals that 55 percent of consumers favor paying an advisor a flat fee to develop and implement a plan for retirement income.

Flat-rate pricing has already made inroads into long distance and wireless telephone service. Business Network Long Distance keeps its rates the same in order take the guess work out of long distance service for its residential customers. What makes flat rates even more compelling to Business Network Long Distance customers is how simple it is to figure out their phone bill.