Wireless and Cordless Phones - Factors to Consider
If your business considering upgrading to wireless or cordless phones? To help find the best solution to meet your needs, be sure to answer these questions about various factors.
What factors do I need to consider when purchasing a cordless or wireless phone for my office:
How much area does this phone need to cover? Provide approximate feet from your desk.
Do you need to go into another room or another part of the facility? Explain.
Is there any noticeable items that might interfere with signal strength? Heavy machinery? Other wireless or cordless technologies used.
If you need a large area covered and/or facility please markup and return.
Is outdoor range required? Explain.
Do you need to take the cordless/wireless phone upstairs or downstairs? Explain.
Do you need to go room to room? Explain. Are your walls standard dry walls or are they cement or metal in nature that is very poor in allowing cordless/wireless through.
How high are your ceilings? If you have ceiling height variances (ie warehouse) please indicate.
Who needs the wireless/cordless phone? Identyfing this allows us to help pinpoint a solution or option(s) available.
Provide the make and model of your phone system.
What is the release of your phone system?
Do you have any available analog extension ports?
Do you have any available digital extension ports?
Is your phone system currently IP enabled?
Do you currently utilize any other cordless or wireless devices within your facility? Explain.
Do you currently utilize any other cordless or wireless phone in your environment? Provide make/model and the total quantity.
How many totally cordless or wireless phones would you like to purchase today?
How many total cordless or wireless phones do you forsee yourself potentially purchasing in the near future (within 3 years).
Do you currently have a wireless network in place today?
Do you currently utilize wireless access points (WAPS) throughout your facility for wireless network access. If yes, please indicate make and model of your wireless access points. If you have a floor plan please provide.
Do you need to take multiple concurrent calls on the cordless/wireless phone?
Do you need fixed feature buttons such as Hold, Transfer, Conference, etc, for ease of use or is simply answering the phone away from your desk sufficient.
Do you require "intrinsically safe" cordless or wireless phones for safety purposes (i.e. mining, chemical industries, gas stations, etc).