New Extensions

This week my place of employment has begun upgrading our phone system from the best technology that 1985 had to offer. We are moving to a VoIP system that should enhance our capabilites to a level that befits a company with annual sales approaching 9 digits.

The first part of this migration has been changing everyone’s extension from 3 digits to 4 digits by adding “8” to the beginning of each extension.  I don’t know why this is, but we have to go with it.  And so every internal phone call I’ve made this week has been dialed twice, first the old 3 digit extension – which of course results in me hearing the busy/idiot signal – then the correct 4 digit extension.  Miraculously, I have not smashed the phone in frustration, but it’s only the first couple days. 

So does anyone know what I can expect from this new VoIP system?  Or should I not even ask?

3 Responses to “New Extensions”

  1. Derek J. Punaro Says:

    We went from 4 to 5 digit extensions here not too long ago, and I still screw up phone numbers all the time. As far as it being a VoIP system – as long as it’s implemented correctly, you shouldn’t notice a difference at all.

  2. Red Says:

    “as long as it’s implemented correctly, you shouldn’t notice a difference at all.”

    We’re screwed. 🙂

    Now if they could only update us out of that AS/400 that runs (if you can call it that) everything, we’d be getting somewhere!

  3. Peeved Michelle Says:

    You should get used to never knowing how to do anything on your phone since you will never remember where in the menu it is.

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