Phone System Upgrade!
My phone system upgrade is complete, and I’m happy to report that I’m happy with the results.
Here’s what I previously had.
- An office phone number through QWest.
- A home phone number through QWest.
- A cell phone plan through AT&T.
- A two-line phone in my home office to manage my “work” and “home” phone lines.
As I previously wrote, my two-line phone started having problems and needed to be replaced. This opened the door to think about alternative solutions.
So, here’s what I’ve done.
- My office phone number has not changed, but my office phone line has been disconnected. My office phone number now rings to my cell phone.
- My home phone number has not changed.
- My cell phone number is now my “work” number.
- My two-line phone in my home office has been replaced with a one line phone and a bluetooth gateway to connect my cell phone to the system.
Now, my “work” number is my cell phone, not a land line into my office. So, even when I am working off-site, I’ll have access to my business phone. When I am home, then the bluetooth gateway connects my cell phone to my home phone system, so I can make and receive cell calls using either my phone system or my cell phone.
Switching my cell phone number to my work number was easy, but did take a few days and a few phone calls to work out.
In summary, I’m pretty happy with the new system, and would recommend both my new Panasonic phone and the XLink bluetooth gateway.