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What Are 087 Numbers?

The 087 number range is a premium rate rebate number range that can create an additional income stream. With an 087 number, organisations can earn up to 9.5p per minute as rebate. Therefore organisations receiving a high volume of calls can create a profitable income stream with an 087 rebate number. 087 numbers are utilised…

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What Are Telecoms Surcharges

What Are Telecoms Surcharges?

What Is A Surcharge? A Surcharge is an additional fee to the costs of a good or service which extends outside of the initially quoted price. As surcharges extend beyond the quoted price, they are classified as hidden fees. The rate is often found in the small print of contracts and outside of the quoted…

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Benefits of Social Media for Business

Increase Brand Awareness:  With 3.6 billion people using social media in 2020, social media is a natural place to reach new and highly targeted potential customers. People are more likely to connect with brands they already know on social media. Consider that 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on social media…

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Tips For Marketing Your Small Business

Know Your Audience Knowing your audience is key to successful marketing. So firstly ask yourself who is your ideal customer and what do they do? With audience targeting you’re way more likely to reach customers that have an interest in your product or service instead of wasting ad money on uninterested eyes. If your ideal…

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How An 0800 Number Benefits Your Business

As a small business, it is very challenging competition with much larger companies that have the same target audience as you. Lucky for you, an 0800 Number gives your company a lot of sale benefits. Easy To Remember 07 Numbers are easily forgotten and aren’t very professional, there as an 0800 number looks way more professional and is…

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6 Simple Ways To Give Your Business A Digital Edge

Take a look around you and consider how you communicate, or how you take in the latest news. There is no denying that the world is very rapidly moving into a digital age. Your customers and staff have already embraced the use of mobiles phones, laptops, tablets and more and this is only going to…

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A History Of The Telephone [Infographic]

It’s fair to say that now a days the telephone has become an essential part of modern living. We can’t leave the house without our phone in our pockets. Alot has happened in the 141 years since the telephone was invented – with the most rapid advancements happening over the last 20 years. More than…

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0800 Number Changes – 3 Things We’ve Learnt One Year On

In July 2015 Ofcom introduced a series of changes to the way calls to many 08 numbers were charged. This included clearer call costs to 084 and 087 numbers but by far the biggest change for the inbound telecoms industry was the fact that 0800 numbers became free to call from all phones. Tweet This:…

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disaster recovery

10 things that should be in your disaster recovery plan

Any business can suffer from a disaster, such as a flood or fire or be seriously affected by cyber attack or staff illness. With all this in mind, it’s vital that as a business owner or senior manager you have disaster recovery procedures in place to guarantee business continuity. When deciding if your business needs…

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5 Reasons why your business could be ready for VoIP telephony

VoIP or Hosted Telephony isn’t something brand new, I’m sure many business owners will have come across it over the last few years. However, as with all modern technology, it is a service that has massively benefited from continuous development, and should now be seriously considered by all business owners. 1. Loss of business due…

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