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Transferring your Business Phone Systems when you move office

Making sure you’ve got everything covered as far as transferring your business phones are concerned is crucial to ensure a seamless office move. If your business phones aren’t ringing in your new office, your business isn't working and you're losing money.

Lead times are big warning signs for office movers and it is important you factor in the lengthy lead times that most phone companies stipulate when ordering new phone lines, analogues lines, ISDN lines and broadband. Use the IT & Telecoms Checklist to find out what the lead times are for the various phone lines.

Enquire whether you are able to take your business phone number with you when you relocate. BT can redirect your calls, but you pay for this service and you'll need to factor this ongoing cost. Alternatively, BT can put a message on advising of the number change. If you are changing your business phone number, advise clients, suppliers and directory services so you won't need to rely heavily on the call-forwarding service.

Check the number of telephone lines in the new office and the telephone cabling; is it up to date and configurable with your system and are the telephone points the same place that your desks are going to be?

Most companies use an office relocation as a time to re-evaluate whether the current phone system will meet future requirements, both physically and technically. Does it support VoIP for remote workers, computer telephony, voicemail, direct dial etc? More importantly, are there cost savings to be made on your telecoms service package that will decrease your overheads and improve staff productivity. Seek professional advice from an IT & Telecoms Company who will advise you which business phone system best suits your requirements.

To ensure your business phone transfer goes like clockwork, find an IT & Telecoms Company in your area who can offer advice and practical support to handle this important part of your office move.

 

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