Having just returned from Astricon, I’m all fired up about the features and capabilities of Asterisk–an open-source, full-featured PBX system. We’ve used Asterisk in our office for years, and I can’t say enough good things about it. Here are just a few of the features we use every day:
- A true VOIP (Voice Over IP) system. With appropriate security, you can set up remote extensions anywhere that has broadband web access. A few years ago, I set up a remote extension in our Moscow hotel room, when Jeanie and I were in Russia for an international adoption.
- Built-in voicemail
- Voicemails can also be delivered via e-mail
- Built-in conference calling
- Built-in directory-by-name capability
- Call routing based on Caller ID
- Fully-customizable Interactive Voice Response flexibility–for example, Press 1 for Sales, 2 for Accounting, etc.
To share our experience, and potentially add this capability to our list of services offered, I’m offering the following, for a limited time:
If your office, hotel or B&B is in Southeast Wisconsin and you’ve outgrown your current phone system, please give me a call.
I’m offering free installation and configuration of all the hardware and software needed to provide a premium phone system at a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere.
You’d still need to buy the necessary hardware, but it’s not nearly as expensive as a proprietary phone system (we installed our new system for less than 1/2 of what our previous one cost).
Why would I offer this for free? My goal is to start building a list of satisfied customers who will be happy to recommend our ability and expertise in this area. All I’d ask is that you’d be willing to give an honest assessment of our abilities when asked for a reference.
Since we won’t be making any profit on the first few installs we do, I need to limit this offer to SouthEast Wisconsin businesses, (in view of travel time, mileage, etc.)
If you’re interested in exploring the possiblities, or want to see a demo of how we have our phone system configured, please contact me. There’s no obligation.