We get it: money is tight these days. With the rising cost of living—over 14 percent between 2015 and 2018—and the median cost of living failing to keep up in many major cities, Americans everywhere are tightening their belts and saving where they can. Small businesses with small profit margins, too, are especially subject, and some learn to go without a substantial workforce in slow economic cycles.


One thing that these businesses cannot go without, however, is their small business phone system. Without proper communication technology, the firm would become an island unto itself, unable to do business—thus, unable to make a profit. However, upkeep costs of any kind of wiring solution or business phone installation can get expensive, especially if that system needs unexpected repairs. That’s why Central Telephone, a Minneapolis cloud-based installation firm, explains a few simple tricks below that you can use to keep your phone system running strong.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

When it comes to such a crucial piece of technology as your phone, you simply cannot afford an outage. The financial strain of losing a day of work can tank a business’s profits.


Luckily, keeping your phones in good working order and saving money while doing it doesn’t have to be hard:


●        Cut down on local interference. Cordless phones, such as some of the models we install, operate on the same frequency as your Wi-Fi network. This means, however, that Bluetooth devices, which also share a similar frequency, can pose problems to both of these! Keep Bluetooth technology confined to a single area in your building to reduce interference that could cause your entire phone system to malfunction.

●        Consider unified communication (UC systems). This network wiring solution cuts down on repair and maintenance costs for all kinds of technologies. Essentially, UCs do what the name implies: they merge VoIP phone systems with other communication tech. This means that since everything including Wi-Fi is connected, maintenance can be done remotely, and generally for cheaper.

●        Always have a backup power generator. The unexpected storm can mean your phone system is left without power—or, worse, that your phones’ memories are completely wiped. Of course, memory loss can be expensive, if not impossible, to repair; have a backup generator locked and loaded to save on costly maintenance calls.


Need Phone System Repairs? Central Telephone can Help

Of course, accidents happen, and sometimes the best laid plans can go awry. If you find yourself in need of phone or wiring system repair, give the experts at Central Telephone a call today. To find out more about our products or schedule service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, call us at 763-550-2000. You can also send a message to info@centraltelephone.com.