Some business owners may be quite terrified of their existing phone system. That’s because it is so old that it almost qualifies as an ancient monument. The scary thing about that status is – what happens when a telephone system repair is required?
It is a fact that business telephone systems have moved on at virtually the speed of light over the past 2-3 decades. Older systems may now be unreliable, prone to breakdowns and perhaps most seriously of all, incapable of supporting 21st century business operations.
If you are in the position of having an office telephone system that your grandparents would also have been familiar with, then you probably face three options:
- keep using it and hope that your luck holds in terms of business-stopping problems;
- take out a full support contract with a company specialising in phone maintenance;
- replace it with a modern system.
If you’re into gambling then perhaps the first option is for you.
It may be a courageous decision though because today few businesses could survive for very long if their phones were out of action. Trying to find someone to make a telephone system repair on spec to an obsolete system in the event of a catastrophe, well, it might be an experience you’d do well to miss!
Perhaps more sensible would be to have a support and maintenance contract in place with a specialist telecoms system installation and maintenance company, such as ourselves. We are highly experienced in just about all types of telephone systems and, if a problem arose, we will be on site quickly to help resolve these problems.
It may be a far less traumatic approach than frantically thumbing the yellow pages in a situation where your phone system has simply conked out.
The third option above shouldn’t immediately be dismissed as being too expensive.
Ultimately, there is a limit to the patching up that can be applied to very old systems, as parts become unavailable etc. Even the most expert of phone maintenance companies may eventually struggle to guarantee your service.
Modern small business telephone systems from companies such as Siemens can be very competitively priced for even the most cost-conscious companies. They can be small to start and grow as your business changes over time.
Investing in one may not only help your business develop but it may also cure your telephone system repair nightmares, so if you want to discuss the options available to you (which match as closely as possible your budget), your next step is to get in touch with us for an informal, no obligation chat!