Fiber verse Coax? Let the price wars begin!

Fiber verses Coax internet you do the math!

By South Florida VoIP

First let us point out we are talking about DIA (Dedicated Internet Access) Metro Ethernet Internet verse Coax best effort.  Best effort means you will get speeds up to what they sold your sometimes maybe but no promises. DIA Ethernet Internet you get a CIR (Committed Information Rate) speed with a 99.999% speed and up-time warrantee.

What does this mean to your business?

Let’s say you have 4 or 5 people in your office with a total cost per hour of $100.00 in wages if you have them working on a coax best effort internet connection you are losing at least 1 hour of productivity each week. How this breaks down is as follows at least 1 hour a day where the Coax Internet is slow and sluggish due to your service provider sell more access than they can actually provide so you get Packet Loss, latency and Jitter which slow everything down and causes information to get corrupted add if a 5-15 minute period each week when you have no access and your Coax best effort internet connection has cost you at least $100.00 a week in lost productivity which also causes lower moral due to worker being upset when the internet is slow. Move services and records to the cloud just makes this worse.

The cost of a 100MB DIA Metro Ethernet Fiber Internet connection has dropped in the past 9 months from an average of $1500-$1600.00 a month to $800.00-$900.00 a month.

South Florida VoIP will get you the best services at the lowest possible prices no matter what your internet needs might be

You do the math your best effort 100/15MB connection cost you $200.00 a month and $500.00 + in lost productivity. A 50/50MB metro Ethernet Internet connection costs you $700.00 a month and your employee’s can get more done in less time and are happier.

 

Give South Florida VoIP a call at 954-786-8647 or send us an e-mail Quotes@sflvoip.com for the best prices

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Should Your Business Switch to VoIP

Your business thrives on effective tools that improve productivity, facilitate communication, and make it easier to get the job done. To accomplish those goals and more, a VoIP phone system is one of the best investments you can make. Here are the top reasons your business should switch to a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service this year.

Fast, Quality Communication

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In the digital age, work moves quickly. A VoIP service moves with you, turning your important calls into data that can reach you via the internet. Web-based phone calls are more than just convenient; they offer a range of impressive features that regular phone lines just can’t match.

For example, VoIP providers can charge less than their traditional competitors because they use data networks, rather than existing phone infrastructures. The use of data networks also translates into major savings for business owners; there’s no need to pay for a separate phone provider when your VoIP phone system handles all of your calls.

Your business benefits from more than just a better bottom line—employee productivity can increase, too. As long as they have a broadband connection, your employees can stay in touch with their business line without having to worry about phone service or charging their cell phones. What’s more, voicemail and faxes can be automatically forwarded to your inbox, which makes it easy to stay on top of client communication.

Make the Most of Your VoIP Phone System

Not all internet phone service providers are created equal, and what works for a mega-corporation might not be ideal for your small business. Work with a trusted VoIP provider who can set you up with a system that meets your unique needs. Be sure to ask your provider about your options in case of a power outage, and ensure the company offers security options to protect your information from internet security threats.

At the end of the day, there’s a reason many companies are switching to VoIP systems: they’re fast, convenient, and designed to complement your evolving needs as a working professional.

If you’re looking for reliable internet and phone service providers in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL, areas, South Florida VoIP has you covered. This acclaimed VoIP phone system provider offers reliable phone systems for small business, metro ethernet internet, and cloud phone systems, among other services. To learn more about their business internet and phone solutions, call (954) 786-8647 or check out their product line online.


Cell phone wars huge savings for end users

Verizon doubled down and brought unlimited data back on America’s largest and best network. This is turned caused AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile/Metro PCS and a number of re sellers to drop there prices to avoid loosing customers and market share. Sprint bought Jared to tell you all how 1% does not make a difference which is total bull crap. So how do you get the best deal? First go to your current providers website like you are a new customer this will show you there bests deals. Sometimes you can save up to 50% just by going prepaid verses the post paid plan you are on. If you are currently on auto-pay you should switch to there prepaid plans which cost less and have a much lower taxes and fee’s.Once you have explored these options talk to a couple of your coworkers and your neighbors to see how happy they are with there cell service provider. If you get good reports check out those providers websites looking for prepaid plans with unlimited calling texts and data. remember before switching call your service provider back and follow the prompts to disconnect your service as this transfers you to a special group that can sometimes cut through the red tape hype and BS to get you a better price! just remember DO NOT actually have your service turned off until after you have your number moved over to your new provider.


VoIP Done Well

VoIP Done Well.

In order to get well done VoIP you must understand the terminology and the differences between things like hunting rollover verses ring groups, hold verses park, ring groups verses queue’s and a hosted of other terms. Then comes the question’s of single cable network or dual cable network, POE switch verses power supplies and network switch.

We’ll take the easy ones first:
Network Cables most professional recommend 2 separate networks and switches for computers and phones for two reasons security and troubleshooting both computer and phone issues when they arise.
POE since you have to purchase network switches anyway you might just as well spend the extra $50-$75.00 to get a network switch that has POE ( power over Ethernet) this way you do not have a power supply for each phone that also requires an electrical plug in. You will also save on battery backup power supplies as you can plug the switch into the UPS battery backup power supply along with your modems and computer network switches so your phone and internet do not shut off when your power blinks.

VoIP setup. Getting it correct is critical. We recently fixed an issue for a client who purchased VoIP directly from a service provider sales team. Client was having so many issues they have to turn over the CRM pop screens and a number of other features which were the main reason the had switched to VoIP. It was all because the service provider including their setup and configuration team did not understand the difference between Ring Groups and Queue’s. If you are using pop screens you must setup an incoming Queue not a Ring Group if you don’t every agent will get the new caller info over writing the pop screen of the client they are currently assisting. note you can have a ring group behind a queue and your pop screens will work correctly.

Hold Verses Park, most people think of hold as putting someone on hold and being able to pick up the call on a different phone by hitting the blinking button. most VoIP systems only offer hold for each phone not group hold where everyone can see the calls blinking light on hold and pick up the call. Most VoIP systems require you to transfer a call instead either to the park system to be picked up by dialing the park code or to a different extension or phone number. You should note most sales people will lie to you on this issue as each phone does do hold but it is not the type of hold that you are used to.

Feel free to give us a call 954-786-8647 or 954-394-0998 we fix issues even if we did not sell you the service. Looking for service we can help you avoid all the pricing games and get you the features you need and setup them up correctly


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Did you know your telephone and internet service is a buyer beware service?


What are my Options for Internet

Three main types of internet, Metro E, Broadband or DSL which is best for your company?
What are you doing for redundant connections if yours goes down?

In the USA we have Three main types of internet well will start with the best.
Fiber Optic Metro Ethernet with dedicate speeds from 10MB to 2GB. Metro E is simply the best most reliable connection available in south Florida. Do not confuse Fiber Metro E with Ethernet over Copper(EOC). Ethernet over copper uses the same copper lines as DSL. Both DSL and EOC have issues in the rain due to bad splices and water in the ground.

Fiber Optic Metro Ethernet with its guaranteed speed and up time is simple the best connection to run your business one. Yes it is not cheap however if you look at the cost of lost productivity every time your DSL or Broadband connection has a hiccup or blinks and kicks you out of everything. Ball park cost for fiber are as follow; 10MB $600.00, 50MB $900.00-$1100.00, 100MB $1200.00-$1400.00. Pricing for 1GB-2Gb varies widely based on your location we have seen them as low as $2400.00 and as high as $8000.00 a month.

DSL and Broadband are really the same class of service which is called “Best Effort” and means exactly that. They will try and supply the speed they are billing you for and it might work 95% of the time. The other issues with Broadband and DSL is that they sell more bandwidth speed then they can actually deliver to everyone on this shared connection. basically they sell twice as much internet access speeds then they can provide with this type of delivery. DSL and Broadband are really just radio signals sent down copper wire or coax cables.

If we lived in Europe we would have access to Wi-Max which is a wireless service that offers speeds as fast as fiber does and the signal penetrates buildings well. The reason it is not widely used in the USA is that the large Telco’s like AT&T, Verizon lobbied congress and the FCC to reserve this wireless spectrum for the military and police even though both the military and police said they did not want it reserved for them..