The Best Telecom Vendors in Pinellas County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
Telecom vendors in Pinellas County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those telecommunication services that have exceeded the minimum Florida regulatory standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and competency, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for new phone systems in Pinellas County FL, including office telephone systems, telephone wiring and cabling, VoIP phones, digital phone systems, IVR, T1 lines, low-voltage wiring and cabling, fiber optic cabling, limited energy systems, and more.
Updated January 13, 2017
The Best Telecom Vendors in Pinellas County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire
The state of Florida requires telecom contractors in Pinellas County FL who are doing low voltage wiring or performing as telephone system installers to be licensed by the state, which requires passing an exam. Telecom vendors who are merely telephone system dealers and not performing as installers do not require the state license.
But even the state license is no guarantee that any particular telecom contractor in Pinellas County FL is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying customers.
This makes it all the more significant that all companies for new phones in Pinellas County FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.
Telecommunications Contractors in Pinellas County FL Perform Numerous Services
Local telecommunications contractors can outfit your home or business for all of your voice, data, and television cable needs. Telecommunication installers are thoroughly trained in the science of various data flow systems. This means they are certified to design data systems from the ground up, install voice and data cabling, perform EF&I and voice work, install inside and outside plant cabling, set up digital phone systems, install network racks, and implement particular system features.
Depending on the size of your home or business network, they can install systems of appropriate speed and efficiency. A corporate Web development firm would probably require wide area networks (WAN) with high speed T1 lines connected by CAT 5 or CAT 5e twisted pair, HiCap fiber optic cabling. Such wiring ensures faster delivery for longer distances. If this profile sounds like yours, you will be pleased to find that there are some telecommunications companies in Pinellas County that specialize in larger high speed data networks. Such companies can also integrate several telephone features to expedite your business proceedings, such as ACD (automatic call distribution) to a call center or auto attendant, other remote phone aides, paging features, free internet calling, intercoms, voicemail, VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), or teleconference service. Many companies even offer integrated IVR (interactive voice response) to improve the efficiency (and reduce customer frustration) of your high volume answering system. And if you relocate the business, most telecommunications contractors are happy to move your system with you. There are local telecommunications providers that service smaller businesses as well. They can install a key system in your office phone network, and even provide international or domestic calling plans. Among the plans they offer there are those with unlimited local calls, unlimited long distance, unlimited local toll or toll free, and low per-minute plans. It might also be more efficient to screen or greet visitors with a door phone. Telecommunications experts can install this system to allow you to speak to visitors remotely by conveniently using your phone.
Telecom Companies For Mobile Applications Including GPS Tracking in Pinellas County FL
Telecommunication companies continue to provide more mobile applications in Pinellas County FL including mobile enterprise applications and some of these are known as Mobile Resource Management companies (MRM companies) in Pinellas County FL. Mobile applications are those that work with your cell phone or other mobile device to enhance your profitability. These can include mobile form software that allows your field employees to access your database remotely to input real-time information such as inventory changes, patient information or proof of delivery. Your employees access the mobile form software using their cell phone or other GPS-enabled mobile device such as a tablet. Some telecom companies and MRM companies in Pinellas County provide GPS tracking systems and satellite GPS fleet tracking in Pinellas County that allow businesses to track their drivers or other field employees in near real time with satellite GPS tracking device installation in each vehicle. GPS vehicle tracking products in Pinellas County can include both software and hardware such as fleet management software, some of which automatically tracks and calculates audit-proof trip records are that are compliant with state and federal tax regulation, saving time and money compared to manual tracking and compiling. Such GPS fleet tracking in Pinellas County FL and mobile data collection software is often used by dispatch managers.
Some telecommunications companies can set up simple LAN (Local Area Network) services or high speed wireless network connections such as broadband or DSL. They'll even take care of your modem jack wiring. Certain companies are available 24 hours a day for repairs and maintenance on your patch panels, telephone cabling, and data cabling. A few also regularly undertake cable maintenance contracts. And when it comes to total replacement, several local telecom companies offer used, refurbished phone systems. Several telecommunications contractors are RCDD and data & cable certified to competently approach all of your data and IP telephony needs.
Some Telecom Vendors in Pinellas County FL Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these telecom contractors in Pinellas County FL: KMC Telecom St Petersburg FL, Teledynamics Group Inc Clearwater FL, Accurate Telecom Clearwater FL, General Telecom Clearwater FL, Professional Teleservices Inc Clearwater FL, Digital Telecom Inc Largo FL, Valentine Systems . Other telecom installers in Pinellas County FL that might still be in business include .
Questions To Ask Telecom Vendors in Pinellas County FL
Ask the following questions of low voltage wiring contractors, telecom vendors, new phone system installers in Pinellas County regarding their experience, abilities, and methods:
• How long have they been providing phone systems in Pinellas County FL?
• How many others clients or jobs have they had thare are just like yours, for example, new office phone system versus security video systems, or digital phone systems versus VOIP, T1 lines versus broadband, etc.
• How many other clients have they provided telecom systems to that are your approximate size, for example, small two person office versus a large corporation?
• Are they tied to just one or two phone systems manufacturers and if so, why doesn't that present a disadvantage to you regarding flexibility.
• Will the telecom company give you client names and numbers you can call as references? (All phone system vendors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)
• Do they offer a written guarantee on their labor and for how long?
• After you explain what you want, is there a similar, but less expensive alternative to what you've asked for and what would you lose in flexibility or performance? Similarly, is there a big leap in quality or function that can be had for just a little bit more money?
• Do they provide training of your staff in how to use the new telephone system, and is that an extra cost?
• With the system they are proposing to you, can it be scaled up to accomodate more users as you grow, and what are those costs?
• Do they offer ongoing maintenance or troubleshooting after installation, and if so, on what terms?
• Do you have any options if during the period immediately after installation of the new phone system it does not perform as promised?
• In preparation for a written bid for your evaluation, what process will they undertake to do a thorough survey of your needs?
• Can the telecom contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All telecom companies in Pinellas County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)
• Does the telecom contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All telecom contractors in Pinellas County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
Once you've got answers to these questions, you're ready to review their bid. Price should rarely be the determining factor since cheap phone systems in Pinellas County usually aren't the best ones and it can cost you more in repairs, or in lost productivity than if you chose the best telecom company to begin with.
When you've chosen the best telecom company in Pinellas County FL for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are licensed by the state for low voltage wiring and telephone system installation, since that's requried by law. (All telecom companies in Pinellas County bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
Telecommunication Vendors in Pinellas County FL Sell or Service Different Telephone System Brands
Telecom contractors in Pinellas County FL sell and service different brands of phone systems. The following are some of the telephone systems and telecom brands used in Pinellas County FL
PBX, Comdial, AT&T/Lucent, Panasonic, Avaya, Nortel, NEC, Vodavi, Mitel, Rockwell, PCS, Starplus, Triad, Plantronics, esi, Merlin, Spirit, Strata, Macrotel, Hirsch, Nitsuko, Executone, Partner, WIN, Fluke, Audiovox, Danger, Innostream, Kyocera, LG, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nextel, Nokia, Pantech, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, Starplus, Nitsuko, Cisco, Toshiba, AT&T, Atlas, and Norstar. Aastra,Adtran, Algo, AudioCodes, Barracuda,Alcatel, LG Ericsson, Panasoni, Poycom, Mite, Rhino Ceros, Xorcom, Sangoma Veg, Digium,Edgewater EdgeMarc, Elastix, Grandstream, RockBochs PhoneBochs
Resources About Telephone Systems and Telecommunications in Pinellas County FL
Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Relevant to Telecommunications in Pinellas County FL
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CTIA Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association www.ctia.org
FCC Federal Communications Commission www.fcc.gov
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association www.cableinflorida.com
NARTE The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers www.narte.org
NATOA National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors www.natoa.org
NCTA National Cable & Telecommunications Association www.ncta.com
Telecommunications Association of the Southeast www.telse.org
TCA Information Technology & Telecommunications Association www.tca.org
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association www.tiaonline.org
USTA United States Telecom Association www.usta.org
Media Relevant to Telecom in Pinellas County FL
Broadcasting & Cable
Internet Telephony Magazine
Land Mobile Magazine
Mobile Enterprise Magazine
The Voice Report
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