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Basic Landline Service Is Not Enough – Add More Features To Your Landline Telephone

 Landline telephones had been used for hundreds of years ago. It was then a sleeping industry so much so that its function had been the very basic landline service – that of enabling one person to talk to another distant person through cable lines. But the world of electronics and technology made breakthroughs and from then on, technological innovations never stopped. Competition emerged, aggravated by the entry into the communication market of the cellular phones. The stiff rivalry among different service providers sent the signal that radical change in landline service is called for.

 Basic landline service

This basic service is labeled remote call, emanating from the urgent need for audio communication. Initially for local calls only, the landline telephones became national and with the industry progressing endlessly, the landline phones went global. That time, national and international calls were coursed through an operator. We owe a lot to competition and technology. Gone are the days of operator assisted calls – emerged the national direct dialing (NDD) and international direct dialing (IDD). Thus the basic service embraced these additional features.

Added calling features

  1. Voice mail – This is also called the voice box. In your absence, the landline telephone answers your incoming calls. This feature includes storage capacity up to 30 minutes, provides remote access to any message left during the incoming call.
  2. Caller ID – This is a feature where the telephone number or the name of the calling party registers while the phone is ringing. This enables you to identify prank calls.
  3. Call waiting – This allows you to hold existing call and take another incoming call.
  4. Anonymous Call Rejection – This feature redirects calls of any number or name that you would not like to answer. The facility will make a pre-set announcement of your decline of the call.
  5. Call blocking – Your telephone will block other telephone numbers to call your assigned number. A maximum of 6 phone numbers can be blocked.
  6. Call forwarding – This feature redirects any incoming call to another telephone number.
  7. Last call connect – This is an automatic feature where the last number calling you will be dialed.
  8. My cav tel bill viewer – This allows you to view your statement of account; then you can make your payments using the provider’s on-line services. From this feature, you can also make changes in your telephone features through on-line facilities.
  9. Remote call forwarding – This allows you to change anywhere and anytime your call forwarding.

10.  Repeat dialing – This is the reverse of your call connect feature. Here, an automatic call to the last number you called will be dialed.

11.  Speed dial – You can dial automatically any number in the list of 8 frequently called numbers.

12.  Three way calling – This is a three in one feature where with a single call, you can task with 3 people.

 Another service offered by telephone providers is the telephone bundle with an internet connection. The monthly quotation is dependent on the speed of the internet connection. The modem to be used is usually provided by the company. And with the new milestone – VoIP, expect the telephone companies to be offering this facility soon.

 Every telephone company offers other telephone features aside from the very basic landline service of connecting two people through cables. It is the discretion of the subscriber to add one or more features. But since most companies, out of competition, offer additional features for free, many telephone numbers enjoy additional services without additional cost.