Franzcom https://www.open-telecom.co.uk Virtual UK Numbers SIP/VoIP Provider 01, 02, 03, 0800, 0844, 0845, 0870, 0871, 0872, 070 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:37:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 SIP Response Codes Session Initiation Protocol https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/sip-response-codes-session-initiation-protocol/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/sip-response-codes-session-initiation-protocol/#respond Sat, 16 Jun 2018 17:37:02 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13258 SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a signaling application layer protocol designed to create, modify, and terminate a multimedia session over the Internet Protocol. It is the most common protocol used in VoIP technology. In SIP, every network element is identified by a SIP URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) which is like an address. They are broken down as 1xx Provisional Responses, 2xx...

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Get a Free of Charge Virtual UK Number for your UK and EU business presence https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/get-a-free-of-charge-virtual-uk-number-for-your-uk-and-eu-business-presence/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/get-a-free-of-charge-virtual-uk-number-for-your-uk-and-eu-business-presence/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 11:19:50 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13243 Get a Free Virtual UK Number and give your business a UK and EU presence! Get a Free UK virtual phone number with free divert to your international phone line and make it easier for your UK and EU callers to get in touch with you. Add some call credit and a VoIP phone and you can also use your UK virtual phone number for making calls too at low cost competitive rates. What is the catch? There is...

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Order your Free 0873 UK Number https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/order-your-free-0873-uk-number/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/order-your-free-0873-uk-number/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:18 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13240 Our Free 0873 UK Numbers come with a bonus selection of Free call management features, such as Online Account Management, Call Waiting, Voicemail to Email, Time of Day Routing, Virtual Switchboard and Call Queue, Online Billing, Prepay Top-Up, Free Call Forwarding to SIP/VoIP phone or mobile app and UK and International fixed lines and mobiles anywhere anytime! Click here to order your Free 0873...

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We are updating our privacy policy https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/we-are-updating-our-privacy-policy/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/we-are-updating-our-privacy-policy/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 12:24:16 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13233 We have updated our Privacy Policy in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. On the 25th May 2018, the new data protection rules will come into effect...

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GDPR Myths https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/gdpr-myths/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/gdpr-myths/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 15:26:03 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13180 As GDPR frenzy hits fever pitch, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is keen to squash some of the more outlandish myths that have been swirling around. As Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner put it, “I want to set the record straight. I want to bust the myths. Because I know that most organisations want to get GDPR right when it comes into force.” To separate fact from fiction...

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The Bank of England has left interest rates on hold at 0.5% https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/the-bank-of-england-has-left-interest-rates-on-hold-at-0-5/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/the-bank-of-england-has-left-interest-rates-on-hold-at-0-5/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 16:17:51 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13174 The move follows a slowdown in economic growth at the start of the year and indicates the bank doesn’t think the economy is yet strong enough to handle higher interest rates, The Guardian reports. Back in November, the bank raised rates from 0.25% to 0.5% – the first increase for a decade. The majority of economists polled by Reuters said they don’t think the bank will raise rates until August.

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BT is cutting 13,000 jobs in a drive to save £1.5bn https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/bt-is-cutting-13000-jobs-in-a-drive-to-save-1-5bn/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/bt-is-cutting-13000-jobs-in-a-drive-to-save-1-5bn/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 16:14:15 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13170 The telecom giant’s UK workforce will bear the brunt of the job cuts (about two-thirds), with the remaining third affecting BT’s 18,000 overseas staff. Those in back-office and middle-management roles are most likely to be impacted. BT confirmed it is also going to move out of its central London HQ. BT CEO Gavin Patterson said the decision was reached as his firm is currently...

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International calls to Franzcom 084, 087 and 070 numbers from other countries https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/international-calls-to-franzcom-084-087-and-070-numbers-from-other-countries/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/international-calls-to-franzcom-084-087-and-070-numbers-from-other-countries/#respond Sat, 05 May 2018 04:36:30 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13160 International call from other countries is now available on our 084, 087 and 070 numbers For a long time now Franzcom (previously known as Open Telecom International) has had trouble with our 084, 087 and 070 numbers not being able to be called from international phone lines. We have had a lot of customer reports about this and our investigations led us back to BT.com. In light of all the...

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Ofcom Regulations for Call Centres making outbound calls https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/ofcom-regulations-for-call-centres-making-outbound-calls/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/ofcom-regulations-for-call-centres-making-outbound-calls/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:40:55 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13146 Do you make outbound calls from your call centre? If so, you might fall under the ruling of the latest Ofcom Regulations. Outbound automated diallers were first introduced into the UK in the early 1990s. As a result of initial ‘over-enthusiasm’ by contact centres, the Telephone Preference Service was set up in 1999 and today has over 15 million phone numbers registered. The DMA Code of Practice...

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Call Centre Dialler Callback Traffic is no longer allowed and you must adhere to Ofcom Regulations https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/call-centre-dialler-callback-traffic-is-no-longer-allowed-and-you-must-adhere-to-ofcom-regulations/ https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/call-centre-dialler-callback-traffic-is-no-longer-allowed-and-you-must-adhere-to-ofcom-regulations/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:39:59 +0000 https://www.open-telecom.co.uk/?p=13142 Call Centre “Dialler Spam Call Traffic” of less than 18 seconds per call is not allowed under Ofcom regulations. Calls of 10 seconds or less per call, meaning the callee has to call back the caller are not permitted by Ofcom. You must meet the 3% abandoned call rate set down by Ofcom regulations. Even our carrier interconnects are now clamping down and blocking traffic on what we like...

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