VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

VoIP phishing: how scammers do it

Although many companies still use traditional phones, an increasing number rely on VoIP’s (Voice over Internet Protocol) multi-functionality, which allows employees to make voice calls, conduct video-conferences, and chat. Although many scammers send fraudulent emails to extort money or steal data from businesses, new ‘vishing’ campaigns are proving to be a more efficient way to scam. VoIP makes it easy … Read More

Better call quality with a dedicated circuit

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It’s very frustrating for businesses with hosted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to experience bad call quality. Hosted VoIP is supposed to be more advantageous than traditional phone or on-premises VoIP systems, but many providers still can’t seem to guarantee landline call quality when it comes to voice calls. To overcome this challenge, businesses should consider requesting a dedicated circuit. … Read More

Comparing Hangouts and Skype

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Google and Microsoft have made huge strides with their communication solutions, Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. Both products offer text, voice, and video chat, but each has unique features suited for specific businesses. To help you make a decision about which solution to install, we compare Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business features so you can see how they … Read More

VoIP redefined thanks to 5G data

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Communication is an integral component to any small- and medium-sized business. To ensure the success of your SMB, utilizing the right technology resources is key. Short for fifth-generation wireless systems, 5G is changing essential technology solutions like VoIP. Here are three key changes you need to look out for. Improved video conferencingThe major factor holding web and video conferencing back … Read More

Hold messages: tips to avoid irking clients

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When your customers call your support hotline, they want to be connected to a helpful customer service representative, not experience another hassle. But when they get irked by your unprofessional on-hold messaging system, they can get doubly frustrated and become harder to appease. Here are some tips to make your on-hold messages pleasant to your customers. Use professionally recorded messages … Read More

Alexa devices to become extension phones

Alexa Device

Alexa, Amazon’s counterpart to Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, is an intelligent personal assistant that can perform various tasks for its ‘master.’ Based on a recently released patent, the eCommerce company is set to reveal a wireless phone system powered by this artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Here’s what you need to know. How it works Amazon’s 3D-enabled Fire Phone was … Read More

Do you have the right VoIP distributor?

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Because of its cost-effectiveness, VoIP is quickly gaining popularity among SMBs looking to upgrade their phone systems. However, this doesn’t mean you should contact just any VoIP distributor; you need to make sure they are able to meet your business’s requirements. Get the ball rolling with this checklist of the must-have qualities of any reputable VoIP distributor: Highly-trained technical supportA … Read More

Avoid VoIP eavesdropping with these tricks

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As of late, eavesdropping has been making the headlines due to the surge in frequency. Making it an ideal time to review how well your Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone systems are protected. However, this isn’t entirely new to VoIP, Vomit and Peskyspy are just some of the prolific VoIP eavesdropping attacks that have gained infamy since 2007. Spare your business from … Read More

Fake Skype ads lead to ransomware attacks

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Hackers have used Skype to conduct various phone scams; but this month, they have found a new way to exploit the popular video calling app. Ransomware, which has predominantly been distributed via email attachments and URL links, is now being delivered through fake Skype ads. The details below will help you avoid business-crippling ransomware. Initial reports found that the fake … Read More

Personalizing service with video chat

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Whether you’re a customer or a customer service agent, don’t you sometimes wish you could see the person you were talking to during a product or service issue resolution? Audio-only conversations can get the job done, but seeing the person at the other end of the line brings a whole new level of interaction that phone calls may be too … Read More