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Need Help! Business lines

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by CNM, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. CNM

    CNM New Member

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    I work full time from home and my company is attempting to set up a business internet/phone connection with no luck. My company was advised by OpenBand, Verizon, Comcast that they cannot support a business internet connection and now it looks like the phone as well. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what exactly you need but I work from home all the time and use a corporate laptop and make corporate VPN connections just fine. If needed I forward my office phone to ring my home or cell phone. My internet speeds are really fast for what is needed and if a phone conference is needed, I use a corporate teleconference 1-888 service.

    Are you trying to set up a new phone number? Something more complicated?
     
  3. CNM

    CNM New Member

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    Thanks Zeratul - yes trying to have my company install separate lines to pay for the cost. I do have a VPN and have no issues - also a conference number. I am going to be permanent work at home. If I cannot have separate business lines installed I will have to have my Openband bill itemized and submitted for reimbursement from my company, something I would like to avoid, but may not have any other option. Thank you for reply!
     
  4. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    (call me Dave...) and yea I see what you are saying. And Openband could not add a second line for the phone? Internet is harder but at least it is a flat rate. Maybe you could propose to prorate the monthly cost?

    I itemize and submit expenses as I need to and the biggest pain is the cell phone. But generally, since most of this kind of a wash, I do not bother. I use cell phone for most calls and home phone for all teleconference. It does not add any "extra" costs. Internet is something that is not reimbursable in my case.
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Can you set up a new account and use the work address for the billing address? Or, submit your bill for reimbursement?
     
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    CNM New Member

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    Thanks! Finally got it all sqaured away - can install the business phone line with Verizon (though Openband would do it too). Since these are "smart" homes cannot be serviced for business internet so I will have to submit the HOA internet fees to my company for reimbursement.
     

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