The AbleComm Guide to Phone Systems provides the information people need to select phone systems and related telecommunications equipment for professional offices, small- and medium-size businesses and homes. This book will help people choose and use their telephone system properly, to get the most out of it and to keep it working; and will even help people who sell phone equipment.

Products covered include simple and complex phone systems, voicemail, auto-attendant, headsets, back-up power, music on hold, cordless phones and more. There are extensive sections on telecom terminology, technology trends, choosing a phone system, phone system features, wire and cable, installation, and troubleshooting. The book also covers the various technologies for making phone calls: analog, DSL, VoIP, ISDN, wireless, T1 and cable.

The large acronym section covers such terms as LECs, CLECs, ILECS and BLECs plus LANs, MANs and WANs, and even POPs, POTS, SIM, SIC and SNAFU. Readers will learn how to locate their octothorpe and how Stephen Baldwin, Paul Teutul and others waste time on the telephone.

This is an abridged version of the 396-page Phone Systems & Phones for Small Business & Home.


  • The book sells for $14.95 plus shipping at You can buy it direct from AbleComm for just $15, including shipping anywhere in the USA.
  • If you buy a phone system from us costing $800 or more, we'll refund the $15.


The AbleComm Guide to Phone Systems COULD BE YOUR FREE

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