Hi, I am a computer person who has had telecom foisted upon her.
We have a new small office in Connecticut, less than 6 phones. We have decided to go with Centrex for the phone service, and maybe to use SBC's voicemail.
I know that I can use ordinary analog phones with centrex, but then in order to access the features the users have to depress the hang-up button and enter codes. These users will find that troublesome.
I asked SBC how much the phones were and they said that they would be $250.
I am writing to find out if I have a less expensive option. I need:
Phone that can easily access centrex features (call transfer, 4-digit dialing, putting callers on hold, etc.)
phone that **either** has msg indicator that will talk with SBC's voicemail, to indicate that there is voicemail
--OR-- has digital mailbox builtin
phone that can have at least two lines (a "main" line and the user's line) coming in.
I have tried to find out whether particular phones have these features, but have been unsuccessful. any help would be greatly appreciated.
julie Director IT Common Ground Community