Calling All Call Centres

Amongst the chatter, the tapping of keys on keyboards, and the muted conversations muffled by headsets, you can probably hear a Manager quietly sobbing, if you listen hard enough. The problems of running Call Centres, or anywhere tasked with making contact with customers over the phone, are diverse. How do you control a team working … Continued


More Contact, More Contactable

Social pressures sometimes hit us like a wave, and then recede. Like fashions, slogans or celebrity marriages, they drift away from our collective conscious like the tide receding. But sometimes, these things hit like a tsunami, and are here to stay. Some things hit us with such force they become permanent fixtures in our society. … Continued


VDSL2 FTTC and the Home Office – A How To Guide

With so many of us now classified as home workers or SOHO workers, the balance of remote workers to standard office workers seems to be shifting irrevocably. In fact, it seems like the shift is going to be permanent, with many UK firms closing their physical offices altogether. According to some sources, landlords are predicting … Continued


National Awards Finalists

There are two main national bodies which SureVoIP rates highly, and who’s work influences our decisions and our view of our industry. These are Comms Council and ISPA (the Internet Service Providers’ Association). Comms Council Awards Comms Council (formerly ITSPA) is a national overseeing body governing the VoIP industry in the UK. As an organisation … Continued


Number Porting Process Changes – Today

Over the past few months, the industry has been working on the porting process. As a result there is a new format for the customer letter of authority. It is imperative you use the newly issued forms, to be found here: https://www.surevoip.co.uk/support/wiki/partners:provisioning:start As you are probably aware, the Porting process allows end users to retain … Continued


Make Working From Home Work for You

As the UK settles in to a nation-wide lockdown, now is a good time to take stock of your situation. The first fortnight is almost past, and we all have a better idea of what current events mean to us, and how we will personally get through. One thing comes across, we are all determined … Continued


Getting To Know The Phone On Your Desk

It’s fair to say that we are all experiencing very changed days. Many, if not most of us, are now working from home, away from the office environment we’ve become used to. Rather than having our desks, phones and computers as we normally have, monitors are now sitting on stacks of books and desk phones … Continued


Changes To Police 101 Number Plus Call Charges Update

Important changes are set to take place tomorrow (1st of April 2020), affecting the Police 101 Single Non-Emergency Number (SNEN). This change is intended to be permanent. Although it will of course help under current circumstances, the revised pricing will not change after the Coronavirus Pandemic. So far, calls to the number have had a … Continued


ITSPA Awards 2020 Finalists

ITSPA have announced the Finalists for the 2020 awards, and we’re delighted to be on the list! ITSPA make a great contribution to IP telecoms. We’re up for awards in the following categories: BEST INFRASTRUCTURE BEST ITSP – SMALL ENTERPRISE BEST SOHO ITSP As industry overseer, they issue guidelines, uphold legislation, and assist with complaints. … Continued


Work From Home With VoIP

A VoIP service has many benefits. It can help if you require a phone system with a rich feature-set, or bespoke functionality. It can help if you wish to reduce costs or increase your capacity to make and receive calls. It can also help if you wish to add a working from home option to … Continued