‘Monkey business’: Sheriff’s Office in California shares amusing story of a phone call from a zoo
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in US’s California shared an interesting incident about how they received a call that left them baffled. In a Facebook post, the law enforcement agency wrote that their deputies have seen a fair share of “monkey business” in the county but nothing quite like this.
The Saturday night the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that got disconnected. The dispatchers then tried to call and text back on the same number but they received no response. The deputies were sent to investigate the matter and the address took them to the offices of Zoo to You near Paso Robles. Continue reading.
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Is your business using a landline?
B3G (Before 3G): During this time, cellphones were primarily used for talking and texting. Sure, you could load a website but you could also snowshoe from New York to Alaska in the same amount of time.
CBE (Cellular Broadband Era): Once the heavens opened and the cell towers ushered in 3G, we got it all: speedy mobile web browsing, apps that let you summon a car (or burrito) to your door and an endless stream of selfies. And it only got faster as time went on.
Starting next month, the third-generation wireless networks that served as a rocket booster for the smartphone will be turned off forever.
Will the 3G shift impact your business?
Remember when every business phone system looked like this?
Simplified Communications offers Cloud-Based Phone Systems to simplify your business and amplify communications.
Traditional phone systems may make for a huge tax write-off, but they're a depreciating asset that quickly degrades with the growth of newer, lighter, more efficient cloud-based systems.
What are the benefits of using Cloud-Based Phone Systems?
Cloud-based phone systems are becoming the future as more businesses are looking to:
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- Dual Screen Support
- Improved File Sharing
- Together Mode
While Teams is great, voice integration options are missing; features that a receptionist or switchboard might offer like handling calls and automated after hours messages.
We recommend using a voice platform that can integrate with Teams to access enhanced features like:
- Inbound calls can be directed as needed
- Core features like an auto attendant for before or after hours
- Ring multiple phones from one number
- Call center capabilities
- Use multiple voice providers allowing them to switch if one provider goes down
Our experts can help determine which voice platform will work best for your organization.
As your company gets comfortable with a remote environment, consider using our recommended enhanced features to further maximize on all that Microsoft Teams has to offer.
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from Microsoft Teams?
Simplified Communications recognizes this unprecedented challenge, and has crafted a simple solution to keep your staff calm and patrons fed--without burdening your bottom line.
A Cloud Based Phone System can be implemented in about 7 days. Restaurant Phone System Features
- Phone calls can be routed to a desk, cordless and/or cell phone to accommodate any scenario
- Incoming callers are put into a queue with an automated message that keeps them on the line, and even explains specials or sells desserts while staff is handling other callers
- The system can allow for texting with customers
- Auto Attendant: Thank you for calling your favorite restaurant! Your order is important to us! Our specials today are...
- Call Parks: calls are parked on Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, etc.
- Voicemail to email with transcription (no more listening to long-winded voice messages; just read it quickly and return calls as needed)
Pricing is based on a per phone basis and includes the phone, so there is no equipment to purchase.
Pricing runs roughly $35 per phone. We can assist in determining how many phone lines would be needed, based on your usual customer demand.
We understand that solutions need to be put in place simply and immediately. Our team is ready to assist you so you can get back to feeding your customers!
Anyone working from home right now is realizing the power of technology, and its severe limitations.
We've compiled some tips to ease your day-to-day relationship with your cell phone, specifically the phone being used for business purposes.
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Simplified Communications simplifies the telecom process for you.
1. Simplify your schedule: make just one call!
Telecom brokers remove the hassle of comparing contracts, waiting on hold and learning a myriad of service plans.
Simplified Communications handles the upfront negotiations, and ongoing relationship--ensuring honest invoicing and service.
2. Simplify growth.
Telecom services of businesses are impacted greatly as growth, expansion or relocation occur.
A telecom broker can guide the process by asking the right questions to minimize the growing pains and allow the business to focus on their growth.
Let us assist as devices, software and service providers expand and change.
3. Simplify technology.
Even businesses happy with their size and location recognize that to continue to provide high levels of customer satisfaction, occasional changes in equipment and telecom services are important. A telecom broker helps to identify areas that could improve. We may also recommend how to replace fully depreciated equipment, and whether a purchase or lease is preferred.
A telecom broker becomes a one-call source for staying current on technology changes. Choose a broker that is committed to staying with you long after your new services are in place. A pro-active broker will keep you informed with regular updates as service solutions evolve.
Telecom brokers can assist in addressing glitches or failures in communication services. We offer remote resolution assistance as well as scheduled testing and system back-ups.
4. Simplify your wallet.
Telecom brokers audit your bills to ensure your company is getting the right deal. We know how to spot an error or duplicate charge. We also know how to give you the best deal possible from each service provider.
If you have considered switching carriers, we can assist in finding the best deal for you.
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