What is SIP Trunking

Our telecommunication experts have years of experience in installing affordable SIP Trunks for businesses working across various sectors in the South, both small and large. But before you are willing to consider this business phone system you might be asking yourself “just exactly what is SIP trunking?" In this article, we explain what this system is and what it could mean for your telecommunication needs.


What is the best business phone system?

If you’re a business in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and you are currently planning to be in the market for a business phone system in 2020, there are several questions you need to consider first to ensure you get the solution that best fits your needs.


Why a cloud-based phone system is essential for remote working

Did you get caught out by your old phone system during lockdown? Did you struggle to keep communication flowing between both colleagues and clients? Then make the switch to a cloud-based phone system and not only enjoy flawless communication from anywhere but a whole host of other great features too! 


Proud Sponsors of Home Start’s 25for25 campaign

We’re proud to be taking part in Home Start’s new 25for25 campaign, where 25 local businesses pledge to support struggling families in Dorset. 


3 tips for choosing the best business mobiles

From getting the very best deal to ensuring your data is secure, there are many things you need to consider when looking for business mobiles. At Town & Country, the South’s leading communications expert, our friendly team share their top 3 tips for things you need to think about before committing to a mobile provider. 


Taking part in Forest Holme's "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" event

We are displaying yellow ribbons in support of Forest Holme Hospice Charity's "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" annual event.


How did your phone system cope with lock down?

When the government announced the country would be going into lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, many businesses with outdated technology struggled to cope.

From troubles with accessing files to having the right software, perhaps the most challenging of all was how to ensure customers could still contact them while away from the office. 


UK broadband speeds hold steady during lockdown

According to telecoms regulator Ofcom, the surge in demand as a result of lockdown has not negatively impacted broadband speeds in the UK.


Debunking theories linking 5G to Covid-19

In early April, there was a surge in online conspiracy theories that directly blamed the rise of 5G technology for the Covid-19 pandemic. They became so prevalent that Michael Gove directly addressed them during a coronavirus briefing, branding them “dangerous nonsense”.


Apple and Google team up to track coronavirus spread using smartphones

Apple and Google recently announced that they would be teaming up to develop smartphone apps that would help track the spread of coronavirus.


Cloud, On-premise & Hosted PBX – What’s the difference?

A PBX (Private Branch Exchange) provides a line through which others can contact your business phone system. It also allows calls to be transferred within the company using extensions. There are several different variations of PBX – Cloud, on-premise, and hosted. We run through the options and their benefits.


How to set up your phone system for home working

In light of the current coronavirus situation, the team at Town & Country wanted to put together some information about things you will need to consider about your phone system, should you need to start working from home.


6 Tips For Protecting Your Work Computer

Hackers are forever inventing new ways to gain access to our important files and data, so it’s never been so important to know how to protect your computer from outside threats. Our IT experts share 6 top tips for how you can safeguard yours.


Why mobile phone fraud and overspending alerts are crucial

In a recent article, we discussed the dangers of unknowingly connecting to mobile satellites when travelling by air or sea. So, we wanted to go into more detail about alert systems that let you know when any unusual activity is detected to help keep your business mobile safe from potentially massive overspending.


The benefits of switching your business phones to VoIP

Switching your business phones to voice over internet protocol, or the more palatable VoIP, has many fantastic benefits, from increased flexibility and features to saving you money. Read on to find out more.


UK government approves limited 5G role for Huawei

The UK government has approved the use of Huawei equipment in the country’s 5G network, despite warnings from America about Chinese spying.


How to avoid hefty air & sea mobile satellite charges

Did you know that whilst travelling by air or sea, your mobile can connect to a satellite network that charges premium rates, even if you’re not using it? Some people have been charged over £1000 during a single flight to Barbados and bills have doubled during ferry trips to Ireland. 


Tips for improving your Business Telecoms this new year

If one of your new year's resolutions is to take your business to the next level in 2020, the first place to start is to ensure you have the proper systems in place to support your ambitions. Read on for our top tips for how to improve your telecoms this new year to help you achieve your dreams. 


Supporting disadvantaged children with Mission Christmas

No child should wake up on Christmas morning with nothing to open and thinking Santa has forgotten them. This is why Town & Country is delighted to have supported the fantastic charity campaign, Mission Christmas, this festive season.


Win A Set Of Apple AirPods This Xmas!

We are giving you the chance to win a pair of newly launched Apple AirPods through our festive Facebook competition – just in time for Christmas!

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