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Telephone Installations Terms to Know
There are numerous features, services and options to choose from when installing a telephone system. Installation companies can provide a custom communications system for your company. For your home, you may want to install a digital phone system. Here are some common telephone installation terms you might encounter:
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) - A type of communication technology that uses the internet, instead of the phone line, as a pathway for voice calls. A phone is plugged into adapter equipment, and the adapter is in turn connected to the Internet. Depending on the service you select, you may be able to connect to anyone with a phone number, or just to those with VoIP technology.
Corded Phones - A phone that uses a cord to connect the handset to its base. These are common in offices and often have many functions and multiple line capabilities. Voice mail systems are often built into the phone, along with caller ID and other information that can be viewed on a digital screen.
Cordless Phones - Phones that have a cordless handset. These can be used remotely within a certain distance from their base. Cordless phones are popular for use in homes and businesses.
Phone Jacks - A socket used for connecting phone lines to a telephone network. A phone installation company can install a new phone jack in your home or office.
Private Branch Exchange (PBX) - A telephone exchange system localized to a particular business or office, linking the telephones within it. These systems are installed by professional phone companies and incorporate functions such as fax, switchboard and call forwarding systems.
Telecommunication has been around for centuries; however, communication today generally involves telephones and computers. You can easily find a telecommunication company that will provide their service to install telephone equipment. You may find out that they will need to do a bit of wire or cable distribution within your home's or office building's walls to have the jack be in the right location. Some technicians may work primarily with commercial buildings, while others will also provide their services for residential properties. The telephone company will also do service repairs for systems that aren't working properly. You will find that some technicians will charge more their services than others. You can ask others in your community who they have used for service repairs and see if it was a good experience. You may also want to keep in mind what type of device you will be using. Standard phones may need to have jacks in more places compared to those who will be using cordless phones. Technicians will use different diagrams in setting up various connections. You can ask to have a splitter installed to get more than one phone line. Commercial or residential telephone businesses will each have their own system that they believe works best. Media and telecommunication companies may also have mobile options, giving you another option to keep in contact. If you're looking for long distance service, shopping around will definitely give you a good idea on who you will save money with. Some telephone companies will also offer phone accessories, such as handsets, to keep your hands free while talking on the phone.