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    Options for Working Remotely

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    Several Options

    Press8 users have several options for working remotely. The first would be to bring your desk phone home and connect to the Internet. Other methods could involve downloading APPs from your smartphone APP store or loading software on your laptop or PC. The chart below lists some options for installing softphones for different computing platforms.

    Top 3 Suggestions for Working Remotely with Press8

    1. Bring your desk phone home. You will need a power supply. 

    2. Install Jitsi on your PC and use a headset with a microphone.

    3. Install Bria Mobile on your Smartphone. 

    Using Your Desk Phone at Home

    The most straightforward option, if appropriate, would be just to take your desk phone home and connect it to your high-speed internet connection there. You will need a power supply designed for your phone should you not have one at the office.

    You can find instructions on how to set up your office phone at home in these articles:

    >> How to Connect a VoIP Phone to a Router Using an Ethernet Cable 

    >>How to Use Your Polycom VVX Phone on a Wi-Fi Network

    >>How to Use Your Yealink Phone on a Wi-Fi Network

    Using Your Smartphone or Computer

    If you will be using your Smartphone or your computer in place of your desk phone, follow the instructions for each device below. 

    Mobile Telephone Setup Options for Press8 Users
    Platform Application Uses Company Caller ID * Cost Manage Voice Mail Installation Article Press8 Support Required?
    iPhone - iTunes Store Bria Mobile yes $1/mo yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005023134-How-to-setup-Bria-Mobile-for-iPhone-iPad-iOS-and-Android for account credentials
    Android - Google Play Bria Mobile yes $1/mo yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005023134-How-to-setup-Bria-Mobile-for-iPhone-iPad-iOS-and-Android for account credentials
    Windows Laptop Jitsi yes free (limited features) yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007848213-Jitsi-Softphone-Setup-Instructions for account credentials
    Bria 5 yes $59.95/per perpetual license yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/204530620-How-do-I-configure-the-Counterpath-X-Lite-or-Bria-Softphone-for-Windows-or-Mac- for account credentials
    Apple Laptop Jitsi yes free (limited features) yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007848213-Jitsi-Softphone-Setup-Instructions for account credentials
    Bria 5 yes $59.95/per perpetual license yes https://support.press8.com/hc/en-us/articles/204530620-How-do-I-configure-the-Counterpath-X-Lite-or-Bria-Softphone-for-Windows-or-Mac- for account credentials

    *  Presentation of caller ID is currently available for users who are set as the owner of a telephone number at https://manage.press8.com or have administrative privileges.  We are working on allowing numbers to be shared by all users so that anyone can use shared numbers as caller ID.

     

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