AT&T gives ‘classic’ phone service a cloud overhaul
DALLAS, October 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – What are the news? AT&T modernizes traditional analog phone lines in businesses using the cloud. AT&T Phone for Business-Advanced is designed to breathe new life into ‘Simple Telephone Service’ (POTS) by combining the reliability of POTS with voice quality, security and reduced maintenance costs of digital lines using cloud capabilities market leaders with RingCentral. The new service is now available to almost all businesses in the United States
Why is this important? Many businesses in the United States still use traditional landline telephone service not only for standard voice capabilities, but also for specialized functions. Tens of millions of alarms, elevators, fax machines, modems, and point-of-sale terminals across the country depend on these lines for smaller-scale voice and / or data transfers. For example, healthcare providers use these lines for potentially life-saving communications and equipment. In many of these cases, reliability is paramount.
Using a DataRemote® enterprise appliance that converts the traffic to analog so that it can be transferred over a VoIP Managed Installation Voice Network (MFVN), providing that traffic with inherent security improvements by using a easier and less expensive infrastructure to maintain with in the failover options.
The new service will provide users with an easy way to maintain business continuity and monitor connections to ensure they are functioning properly before anything goes wrong. Data monitoring centers help monitor and maintain highly secure connectivity and can keep phone lines up and running 24/7 using the AT&T wireless network. In addition, in the event of a local power failure, the device can provide 12 hours of operation using an internal battery backup.
For businesses nationwide, this could help simplify billing, as analog phone and data rates and regulations vary by state. Businesses using AT&T Phone for Business-Advanced can standardize rates and consolidate all lines into one bill, nationwide.
What are people saying?
“Tried and true. Until now, traditional wireline telephone service has been hard to beat for specialized data and voice lines. With AT&T Phone for Business-Advanced, we have found a way to modernize these lines to present customers with new cloud capabilities while maintaining the reliability and regulatory compliance they need. ” – Rich shaw, Vice President, Voice and Collaboration, AT&T Business
“We are delighted to launch a new offering with AT&T and DataRemote to the millions of customers with traditional telephone services, including dedicated lines. RingCentral believes that today’s businesses are looking for relationships of trust and joint innovation to deliver the most seamless move to the cloud with every use. Case.” – Sandra Krief, Vice President of Service Providers, Americas, RingCentral
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