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 NEW PHONE SERVICES AND THEIR FEATURES
CLASS SUPPORT PAGE

  • BASIC PHONE TECHNOLOGIES FEATURES

    POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service provided dial-tone and 911 
    VOIP Voice over IP [Internet]
    SKYPE - Voice and Video via a PC on the Internet
    CELL - CDMA [Analog vs. Digital] or GSM


    PHONE SERVICES, 
  • Extra phone number(s) - Allows you to give out different dial in numbers
  • Distinctive Rings - Ring patterns can be assigned to additional phone number if you have them
  • Emailed Voice Message - Hear and save phone message on your computer.
  • 3-Way Calling - Connect two other parties onto the same call 
  • 7 Digit Dialing - Just dial the last 7 digits of the number, no area code needed. 
  • Call Forwarding - Forwarded to where you are - to your cell phone, work or friend's house
  • Caller ID with Name - view the name and number of incoming calls on your handsets.
  • Call Logs - Track your incoming, outgoing, and missed calls. 
  • Call Return - Automatically redial the telephone number of the last incoming call
  • Call Waiting - Accept an incoming phone call while you are already on the phone by putting the first call on hold while you answer the second call. 
  • Call Waiting ID - Signals another incoming call with the name and number of the person calling. 
  • Click to Call - Click on any number in your contact list and it will dialed automatically 
  • Contacts - Online address book with names and numbers. store, find, sort your contacts by category, and operate Click to Call.
  • Do Not Disturb - Calls go direct to Voicemail or an announcement that you are currently not accepting calls.
  • Find Me - Call will move from one number to the next, until either you pick up or the call terminates in voice mail.
  • Multi-number Ring - Rings different numbers at the same time - Advanced version of Find Me
  • Speed Dial - Call by simply pressing two numbers
  • Record Conversation
  • Call indicator light 



ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Adapter connects cell phone to house phone wiring
  • Install fiber for voice, Verizon cuts copper, won't restore
  • VoIP allows phone numbers to be anywhere
  • VoIP can take system with you
  • UPS for backup power
  • Cox voice service -- not VoIP
  • 911 service
  • FAX via Internet
  • Lifeline phone service
  • Cheap calling via Costco calling cards, set speed dial to (800) number and pin or register home numbers
  • Data over cellphone
  • Cellular service as only phone