Telecom For Dummies

Overview

  • Worldwide telecom spending was over $4 trillion in 2004, and virtually all 12 million businesses in the U.S. buy phone and other telecom services
  • Our book shows people at small and medium-sized businesses how to make sense of telecom lingo and get the best deals
  • Includes an overview of the major players in the telecom industry and an easy-to-understand explanation of the ...
See more details below
Paperback
$19.48
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$26.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $14.33   
  • New (5) from $14.33   
  • Used (4) from $19.47   

Overview

  • Worldwide telecom spending was over $4 trillion in 2004, and virtually all 12 million businesses in the U.S. buy phone and other telecom services
  • Our book shows people at small and medium-sized businesses how to make sense of telecom lingo and get the best deals
  • Includes an overview of the major players in the telecom industry and an easy-to-understand explanation of the existing telecom infrastructure
  • Helps people pinpoint the telecom services best suited to their business needs, understand billing, and troubleshoot problems
  • Covers emerging industry trends, such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and how they can help businesses cut costs
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471770855
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/10/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 346,283
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Olejniczak is Director of Operations for ATI, a long distance company. As a manager and trainer, he has worked with service providers, sales forces, and corporate customers for 13 years.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The ABCs of Telecom Service.

Chapter 1: A Buyer’s Scoop on Telecom.

Chapter 2: Making (And Living with) Telecom Decisions.

Chapter 3: Getting Around the Telecom Neighborhood.

Part II: Reviewing Telecom Products and Prices.

Chapter 4: Understanding Dedicated Service Requirements.

Chapter 5: Meeting Toll-Free Service, the Red-Headed Stepchild of Telecom.

Chapter 6: Getting the Non-Accountant’s Guide to Your Phone Bill.

Part III: Ordering and Setting Up Telecom Service.

Chapter 7: Ordering Regular Phone Lines and New Long-Distance Service.

Chapter 8: Ordering Dedicated Service.

Chapter 9: Ordering Toll-Free Service.

Chapter 10: Activating Your Dedicated Circuit and Toll-Free Numbers.

Part IV: Taking Care of Your Telecom System.

Chapter 11: Maintaining Your Telecom Services.

Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Switched Network Issues.

Chapter 13: Troubleshooting Your Dedicated Circuits.

Part V: What’s Hot (Or Just Geeky) in the Telecom World.

Chapter 14: Transferring Data, Not Just Voice Content.

Chapter 15: Riding the Internet Wave: VoIP.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Acronyms and What They Really Mean.

Chapter 17: Ten Troublesome Telecom Traits to Avoid.

Chapter 18: Ten Places to Go for Hints and Help.

Appendix: Making a Loopback Plug.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)