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announced the country would be going into lockdown to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, many businesses with outdated technology struggled to cope.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


Three delay rollout of 5G until the new year

The mobile operator Three has announced it will delay the rollout of high-speed 5G services on its network until 2020, stating it needs more time to prepare. 


The rise of ‘number spoofing’ – don't become a victim

Phone hacking is becoming a serious problem for both personal users and businesses alike. Number spoofing is just one of the latest hacking methods making the rounds.


What does Microsoft ending Windows 7 support mean for you?

Tech giants Microsoft are just weeks away from ending their support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. The support will stop on 14th January 2020 in order for Microsoft to focus their ‘investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences’. 


Supporting FUC Clothing's cancer-awareness calendar

T&C are supporting the launch of a brand new calendar designed by local athleisure brand, FUC, to help those who have been diagnosed with cancer this November.


A successful show at the Big Sustainability Expo 2019

We’ve been showcasing our business telephone systems, broadband packages and mobiles at the brilliant Big Sustainability Expo 2019! 


Government promise £5bn in gigabit roll out

The government has announced it is providing £5 billion for the introduction of gigabit-capable broadband in the remotest areas of the UK by 2025. 

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