There are two very different types of phone systems with cordless phones that you can get – one for home and one for business. To make sure you have clicked on the right article, this article will be a comprehensive guide to phone systems with cordless phones to be used in a business environment – from care homes and dental practices to hotels, restaurants and medical clinics.
Phone systems with cordless phones are becoming increasingly popular within businesses. Many businesses are choosing to have phone systems with cordless phones for the following reasons;
- Staff work is spread across the entire building and they are frequently moving around. For example, carers in a care home will need to use cordless phones as they move around the home.
- If you need the flexibility of being able to move around. For example, a director or manager who works with different teams so is frequently away from his/her desk.
- Prefer to be flexible with where you work, rather than being tied down to a desk all the time.
This article will outline the different types of cordless phones you can get and which one is best for your business. We will cover everything you need to know about phone systems with cordless phones…
Types of Cordless Phones
So you may not know this but the most common cordless phone you can buy is actually made to be used in the home and not for business purposes. Although they may look similar, they lack the performance needed for business phones. Meaning that they usually won’t work throughout your entire building. They may crackle when on the line and they might even drop in and out in certain parts of the building. This will restrict the way you communicate both internally with members of staff and externally with clients. You can typically find these kinds of phones for sale in places like Argos, Tesco, or John Lewis.
The other type of cordless phone you can get works perfectly for businesses, both small and large. These are professional cordless phones and they need to be configured by a professional telecom engineer (like one of our expert Yo Telecom engineers) to work throughout your whole building – without crackling, interference, or drop-outs.
How do Cordless Phones Work?
Cordless phones send and receive voice to a device that gives out a signal. With home cordless phones, that device is usually the charging block. With professional cordless phones, it is to a professional base station, this is not the charging block. These are usually mounted on a wall or ceiling and are placed around different areas of the building.
Which Cordless Phones are the Best for Business?
At Yo Telecom, we have tried and tested hundreds of different handsets from various manufacturers, including; Panasonic, BT, Unify (SIEMENS), Samsung and NEC. You name it, we’ve tried it. Our Professional Range of Cordless Phones and Base Stations have great sound quality and are easy to use.
Check out what our customers have to say about our Phone Systems With Cordless Phones:
‘How is the cordless coverage now Yo Telecom has installed the new system?’
‘Amazing! My Staff can carry a cordless phone and know with confidence, no matter where they are, that they can take a call’
What is the Best Cordless Phone For Long Range?
If you have a large building or even just thick walls, and you want to have cordless phones which work throughout your entire building (or maybe just the areas you need them to work) then our Phone Systems have got you covered. This is due to the unique way our Base Stations can be connected to work together to provide coverage to a large area. Yo Telecom can guarantee 100% cordless coverage wherever you need it.
Can Cordless Phones be Used as Intercoms?
Another benefit of our Phone Systems with Cordless Phones is that they can be used for internal communications. When we set these up for our clients, each phone in the building gets its own extension number. For example, 1, 2, 3 and so on. So if you need to speak to your colleague, who has phone 1, you simply dial 1 on your phone and you will be connected to that phone. This will help to increase productivity, as you don’t have to waste time trekking down the halls to speak to your colleague in a different office or waste precious time waiting for a reply by email.
Can You Transfer Calls To or From a Cordless Phone?
With our Professional Cordless Phone Systems, you can easily transfer calls to any handset in your building with a touch of a button. You can also transfer calls externally to a mobile phone – which is a new and unique benefit! This means that if you get an urgent call from someone asking to speak to a specific member of staff while they are out of the office, you don’t have to wait until they come back – you can simply transfer the call to their mobile.
Why do Cordless Phones Crackle, Have Interference or Drop Out?
Traditional home cordless phones crackle, have interference and drop out because of a few reasons.
- They are not made to be used over large distances.
- The signal they give out doesn’t reach very far.
Using our range of Cordless Phones we have eradicated crackling, interference and dropouts for 1000s of clients. Unlike a home cordless phone, our Cordless Phone Systems are meant to suit the needs of businesses and cover a large distance.
Can Cordless Phones Cover My Entire Building?
As I have previously mentioned, yes! Yo Telecom offer a 100% cordless phone signal guarantee.
What is the Best Cordless Phone “Repeater” or “Booster”?
We could make something up to try and make a quick buck, but we’d rather be truthful and gain lifetime clients. Unfortunately, cordless phone repeaters don’t work well. Let me tell you why; They pick up their signal wirelessly so by the time they’ve picked up the signal they intend to ‘bounce on’, the signal isn’t as strong. So it ends up bouncing on a poor signal. This results in a very distinct crackling sound on the phone and makes it hard to communicate with whoever is on the line.
Our Professional Cordless Phone Systems use Base Stations instead of cordless phone repeaters. These Base Stations are located in your building and are connected to each other through a data cable. Your cordless handset will automatically connect to the closest one to ensure you have the best connection, no matter where in your building you are!
Do Different Brand Cordless Phones Work Well Together on One Phone System?
We’ve found that trying to mix and match brands does not work well and sometimes doesn’t work at all. In our opinion, you should get a phone system and cordless phones from the same manufacturer and ensure that it has been designed to work well together. Be careful when you choose your handset, as manufacturers such a Panasonic, BT and many others make cordless phones for homes as well as businesses – and you don’t want to end up with the wrong one!
We often see businesses mixing and matching between equipment made for homes and equipment made for businesses. Just because it’s made by the same manufacturer does not mean it’s a professional range cordless phone. So choose wisely. All of the equipment provided to you by Yo Telecom will be made by the same manufacturer and will work in harmony with our phone systems. We never mix and match to make sure we are providing you with the best communication possible.
Do Cordless Phones Work if my Building has a Power Cut?
Typically, no as the base stations require power to transmit a signal. However, if power cuts are a frequent issue in your area, you can buy an uninterrupted power supply (battery backup) which will keep your cordless phones going for some hours in the event of a power cut.
Can Cordless Phones be Listened in to?
With your typical home cordless phone connection to an analogue line, others in the building can usually listen to your call. Which isn’t ideal if you need information to be kept confidential. With our Professional Cordless Phones, listening in to headsets can be restricted entirely, reserved for management or open to everyone – it’s up to you and the needs of your business. You have full control and can set it up in a way that works best for you.
Can Cordless Phone Batteries be Replaced?
Yes – the rechargeable batteries we provide our clients have a lifespan of around 2 years. When they die, just let us know and we’ll send you a replacement for free!
Are Cordless Phones Analogue or Digital?
Most modern cordless phones usually use Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telephony (DECT). A DECT phone can be connected to an analogue phone line.
What is DECT?
DECT stands for Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telephony. It’s basically just a fancy name for a cordless phone. You can get DECT (cordless phones) made for houses and you can get DECT (cordless phones) made for businesses.
How Much is a Phone System with Cordless Phones?
Prices vary depending on how many base stations you need. Larger buildings typically require more base stations than smaller buildings due to having a larger area to cover. The other factor involved is how many handsets you’d like. You can call us on 02381103915 to get an accurate quote for your business.
3 Step Plan to Getting Complete Cordless Coverage in Your Building:
1. Book a Demo
Book in for a free demo of our phone systems by calling us on 02382 146115.
2. Sign up for the Option that Suits the Needs of Your Business
One of our specialist consultants will come to your office and discuss all of your options, until we have come up with the perfect solution that meets your requirements.
3. Let us Take Care of a Hassle Free Installation & Training
Your delivery and installation date will be booked on a day that suits you. We’ll take care of the whole switch over and will train you to make the most of your new phone system.