A business phone system that’s delivered as a hosted service, typically by one of the major telephone companies. Frequently referred to as a centrex, a business telephone service can free companies from having to invest in the costly equipment of a complex private branch exchange (PBX).
With a business phone service multiple telephones are utilized in an interconnected fashion that allows for features like call handling and transferring, conference calling, call metering and accounting, private and shared voice message boxes, etc. Business telephone services can function over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and/or over the Internet (Internet telephony or VoIP).
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- business telephone
A system where multiple telephones are used by businesses in an interconnected fashion that allows for features such as call handling and transferring, conference calling, call metering and accounting, private and shared voice message boxes, etc. A business telephone system can range from just a few phones in a small business up to a complex […]
- Internet Marketing
Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to advertising and marketing efforts that use the Web and email to drive direct sales via electronic commerce, in addition to sales leads from Web sites or emails. Internet marketing and online advertising efforts are typically used in conjunction with traditional types of advertising like radio, television, newspapers and […]
- fax by email
The ability to send faxes through an email account (fax from email) and receive faxes as PDF attachments (fax to email) in an email inbox. Sending or receiving a fax by email typically requires a service plan with an email fax company, but there are also some free fax by email options available. For more […]
- email fax
Email fax services enable users to send faxes through their email accounts (fax from email) and receive faxes as PDF attachments (fax to email) in their email inboxes. Email fax companies generally charge a monthly fee for their services and have tiered plans based on the number of email fax users as well as incoming […]
- fax from email
The capability to send faxes through an email account. Sending a fax from email typically requires a service plan with an email fax company, but there are also some free fax from email options available. For more information see the fax to email, Internet fax, IP faxing and fax over Internet Protocol terms in