I have been selling phone systems for years and the ShoreTel Dock is one of the coolest, most innovative, and most cost effective phones I’ve seen. It allows for so much flexibility and functionality. Here are five reasons why you need to consider the Shoretel Dock when upgrading your phone system.
- User friendly – The Shoretel Dock takes advantage of the user friendly ease of Apple products. It works with all iPads and iPhones so it’s pretty easy to learn to use. What’s more important, it’s easy for users to adopt the additional features like voicemail to email, eFaxing, and out of office messages to make their day more productive.
- Reliability – QoS is available through a layer 2 connection from ShoreTel but the phones work just as well over a WiFi connection. In fact, if your device has cellular service then you have a built in redundant connection which will turn your iPad into a business phone. The app works with or without the docking station.
- Cost – The Shoretel Dock starts at $49 and the iPads and iPhones start at $300 or so. You can have a whole user environment, phone and computer, for under $500. Most decent desk phones are in the $200-500 range so it’s not hard to justify. With virtualization on the rise, an iPad can serve as your desktop environment.
- Portability – As long as you have cell coverage, you can be connected back to your environment. This is basically built in DR for your voice platform. If the iPad is used as an end user terminal, it’s safe to say your employees can take their whole work environment with them on the go. Did I get too technical?Shoot me an email with your questions.
- Hedging your bets – Many people think the desk phone is dying. It’s easy for people in some positions who can take calls on their cell to feel that way but some employees are tethered to their desk and telephone. The Shoretel Dock provides the best of both worlds. When it’s time for your hardware refresh, you simply upgrade your iPhones or iPads… They just sit on the dock.
Basically, the Shoretel Dock will turn your iPhones and iPads into a business phone system with more functionality than your traditional telephone system. It’s a very low cost and high reliability solution that will give your office environment the cool factor. The coolest things is that the Shoretel Dock and iPad combo is so easy to learn that we can even bring you up to speed if the last device you used was a rotary phone! Call us at 844-OGRE-NOW or contact us here.