Tuesday, April 30, 2013

12 Inspiring Quotes from Thomas Edison

Here at are a few of Datavo's favorite quotes by Thomas Edison, one of the fathers of the telephone.
  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
  • Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
  • Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
  • Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
  • Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
  • Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
  • Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
  • Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
  • The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
  • Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
  • If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

7 Reasons to Choose Datavo's Hosted Phone Solution - myDatavo

There are many reasons to choose Datavo's Hosted Phone Solution - myDatavo, but we think the following are the top 7 reasons why.

1. Calls are cheaper - No matter what type of business you run, call costs for on Datavo's Hosted Phone Solution will be significantly cheaper than with an analog telephone line.

2. Phone equipment is cheaper - The only thing necessary to purchase when using our hosted phone solution are VoIP phones, and an internet connection (which we can provide to you as well). This allows business to bypass the large costs associated with purchasing an onsite phone system. We will provide you with an interface to make any changes via your internet connection.

3. Easy to add additional services - If you need to add an additional line all that you need to do is purchase a new VoIP phone, call us for an additional line and plug in the phone.

4. Less maintenance - Any IT support, maintenance or upgrades are handled by us here at Datavo, allowing you to cut costs with your employees. Also if you choose to add an auto-attendant you will not longer need a receptionist.

5. Easy to unify your communications - We make is simple for you to unify your communications by combing your contacts and Voicemails all in one easy to use interface.

6. Perfect for telecommuters - With our call jump feature and mobile smartphone apps, you can now take your work telephone line with you wherever you go on your Andriod or iPhone.

7. Provides innovative features - Auto Attendant, myDatavo Assitant, Call Manager, Visual Voicemail, Call Jump, Phone Remote, Music on Hold and Voicemail Fusion are just a few of the available features available to myDatavo customers.

For more information on myDatavo, visit our website www.datavo.com or contact us at 1.877.7DATAVO.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why Choose Datavo for you Business Telephone Needs?

Local and long distance phone service is a key pillar to any business, which is why it’s one of our top priorities. Implementing a phone system that’s able to cooperate with your existing processes and respond with the highest-quality performance is the idea we’ve built our business on.

See what puts our phone services a notch above the rest

Safe and reliable: Our phone services run through a dedicated network rather than over the Internet. The result is an uncompressed, clear sound every time you pick up the phone. Safe from tampering, third-party tracing systems and unwanted eavesdroppers, we provide you with the best connection possible.

Seamless integration: Want to use our services but are afraid of losing your established phone numbers? Datavo easily and accurately transitions your information to our phone systems. Keep your numbers and your clients while achieving a new level of communication quality.

Affordable pricing: Through our system, you pay one affordable price for all the voice and data services you need. Forget about confusing bills or complicated payment systems—everything is documented on a single, simplified bill and there’s only one number to call when you have questions.

No risk, guaranteed: Because we’re so sure you’ll love the way we do business, Datavo offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. If you’re not happy for any reason within that time period, we’ll release you from any contractual obligations with no questions asked.
Great phone features: Enjoy call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding and more with our sophisticated systems. All of our features are geared toward providing you with the best in quality, safety and convenience.

Available Features:

  • SimRing
  • Call Jump
  • Video Calling
  • 900/976 Call Blocking
  • Anonymous Call Rejection (ACR)
  • Automatic Callback
  • Call Forward – Busy
  • Call Forward – Don’t Answer (No Answer)
  • Call Forward – Remote Access
  • Call Forward – Select
  • Call Forward – Variable
  • Call Hold
  • Call Pick-up
  • Call Return
  • Call Trace
  • Call Transfer Disconnect
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Waiting with Caller ID
  • Caller ID
  • Caller ID Blocking (Calling Number Delivery Blocking)
  • Directed Call Pick-up
  • Hunting
  • International Super Saver
  • Long Distance Unlimited
  • Priority Call
  • Remote Call Forwarding
  • Selective Call Rejection
  • Speed Calling
  • Three-Way Calling
  • Voicemail

Please check out our website at www.datavo.com or contact us at 1.877.7DATAVO for more information.

Monday, April 22, 2013

11 Ways to Avoid the Flu at Work

Here at Datavo, we've been watching the news and flu season is in full effect with one of the worse outbreaks in recent history. Some states have called in a state of emergency due to number of people affected by the virus.

Here are some ways that you can avoid getting the flu at work.

  • Get a flu vaccination.
  • Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available especially after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
  • Keep your hands away from your face especially your nose, eyes and mouth as this is how germs spread easily.
  • Make sure to keep commonly touched surfaces sanitized, such as doorknobs, telephones, keyboards, etc.
  • Do not use your coworkers phones, offices, desks or other work tools unless necessary. If you must make sure to clean it first.
  • If you are sick with flu-like symptoms do not go to work, stay home. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. 
  • Make sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise, diet and rest.
  • Do not share drinks or personal items.
  • Stay hydrated. Make sure to drink plenty of water. 
  • Take vitamins, especially vitamin C or zinc.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

myDatavo Widgets

myDatavo delivers a variety of high-function, portable mini-applications, known as Widgets, which include:

• Voicemail – Message lists, with text transcripts, playback and management (including automatic notification when new messages arrive) 
• Call Lists – All recent call information 
• Dialer – Click-to-Dial, either from a voicemail or call record, or just to a contact in your    myDatavo contact list 
• Conference – integrated conference control to provide real time control over conference calls 

These enable some of the most valuable myDatavo features directly from your homepage or desktop. Access to myDatavo features are seamlessly integrated and Widgets are available for the following environments: 

• Chrome 4 and 5, and Safari 5 and Firefox 3 on a Mac 
• Windows 7 and Windows Vista Sidebar, 32-bit and 64-bit versions 
• Mac OS X Dashboard, Leopard or later version 
• Google homepage 
• Gmail 
• Google Calendar 

Widgets also provide a quick-launch button to open full myDatavo, bypassing the login screen.

For more information please contact Datavo at 1.877.7DATAVO or www.datavo.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

14 Quotes About Positive Thinking

Hope you are having a great day. We love quotes here at Datavo, so we thought we would share some of our favorites about positive attitudes.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.~Mary Engelbreit

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~Scott Hamilton

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. ~Abraham Lincoln

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.~Confucius

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Sunday, April 14, 2013

6 Notable Ways to be Likeable

Likability will help you leaps and bounds in your job, business, personal relationships and just life in general. Here at Datavo we decided to put a list of important essentials together for you to incorporate into your work and life to be more likable.

1. Listen
Listening is the foundation of any good communication. Successful business leaders listen to their customers to find what challenges they are facing. They listen to colleagues and employees and accept new ideas. 

2. Team Player
There is no I in team and no matter what size your business is you interact with other people everyday. Encouraging innovation, letting others shine, and following others rules for working in a team will help you become more likable with your employees and coworkers.

3. Adaptability
With technology changing the face of the marketplace faster than anytime previous, leaders must be flexible in all areas of their business. Being stubborn and against change will see you left behind.

4. Authenticity
Be who you say you are. People want authentic people to succeed and are more willing to help them to do so. There used to be a much larger divide between a persons public life and private life but social media has blurred the line. Being authentic makes it much easier to merge your personal and professional life online.

5. Be Grateful
Likable leaders are always grateful for the people that work under them and contribute to their success. Showing appreciation and saying thank you to customers, employees, colleagues, mentors, and others will keep you appreciated, humble and well liked. 

6. Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated
When you give people the same courtesy and respect that you expect from them, you will receive more respect and admiration from employes, collegues, friends and family. When people feel respected they are more willing to work with you.  

Feel free to leave out any notable ways you know of to be likable.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Why Choose Datavo?

Communication is the cornerstone for all modern businesses, big or small. Whether it’s relaying creative solutions to your clients or broadening the availability of interaction between the different business lines of your company, communication plays a vital role in everyday life. No matter what your industry, who you’re servicing or who’s putting their nose to the grind at your company, these aspects all need to be interconnected. So why live with the restricted communication solutions that traditional telecom companies have to offer?

Datavo understands the importance of being able to relay information across any medium at any time. We specialize in providing competitively priced bandwidth for your web-based information exchange and analog and/or VoIP services for direct phone support. It’s our mission to work cooperatively with your small business, committing ourselves to providing tailored and responsive solutions to your communication needs.

We’ve built our business around making it simple to streamline information, ensuring that it gets from one person to the next—quickly and coherently. Datavo literally helps you send your emails out and keeps the phone calls coming in by providing you with the necessary bandwidth to make your communication model go round. Best of all, none of this comes with the unneeded frills that traditional carriers offer to make their packages seem better than they really are. From Datavo comes a line of services that is customizable and unique to your needs so that you always have an open line of communication for your small business.

For more information feel free to contact us by web at www.datavo.com/quoterequest, by email info@datavo.com or by phone at 1.877.7DATAVO.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Understanding myDatavo's Multiple Appearance Directory Number (MADN)

Do you wish you have control over how and where your telephone line rings? If so, a Multiple Appearance Directory Number from myDatavo is what you need.

A Multiple Appearance Directory Number (MADN) allows an incoming call to ring at multiple locations simultaneously. All devices where MADN is shared can be used to answer an incoming call or originate a call on behalf of the main location, such as in an administrative assistant/executive scenario for instance.


An MADN allows your devices to share the same line appearance, so that these locations all behave as extensions of a single line/user.

One of the locations will be allocated as the primary location while the other locations are called alternate locations. Any type of device can be used for primary and alternate locations.

When a user is idle, an incoming call alerts all the assigned locations. The first location to pick up the call is considered the active location and the others are released.

If one of the users is already busy on a call on one of the locations associated with the MADN, the incoming call will ring only at the active location.


With the myDatavo web portal you can enable or disable your individual alternate locations through the settings on your own without having to contact your phone company and place an order. Disabling a location will not stop the functionality and only removes the call notifications from that user.
As an administrator you will also have the ability to control if or when your calls are allowed to originate from your alternate locations. 

Feel free to contact Datavo at 1.877.7.DATAVO for more information on MADN's.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Overview of the Cisco SPA303 3-Line IP Phone

The Cisco SPA303 IP Phone is a feature rich VoIP phone that administers voice communication over an IP network that is fully functional with myDatavo. This model phone includes traditional features, such as redial, transferring calls, call forwarding, conference calling, speed dialing, and access to your voicemail. Calls can be handled through the handset, headset or over the speaker option.

IP Phones include specialized features that are not available on traditional phones. The SPA303 phone has an Ethernet port that allows it to be connected directly to the internet and linked to your computer network. It also included an additional port so that your computer can be connected to the network through the IP phone.

Included Features:

• Three voice lines
• Pixel-based display: 128 x 64 monochrome graphical liquid crystal display (LCD)
• Line status: active line indication, name and number
• Menu-driven user interface
• Shared line appearance*
• Speakerphone
• Call hold
• Music on hold*
• Call waiting
• Caller ID name and number
• Outbound caller ID blocking
• Call transfer: attended and blind
• Three-way call conferencing with local mixing
• Multiparty conferencing via external conference bridge
• Automatic redial of last calling and last called numbers
• On-hook dialing
• Call pickup: selective and group*
• Call park and unpark*
• Call swap
• Call back on busy**
• Call blocking: anonymous and selective
• Call forwarding: unconditional, no answer, and on busy
• Hot line and warm line automatic calling
• Call logs (60 entries each): made, answered, and missed calls
• Redial from call logs
• Personal directory with auto-dial (100 entries)
• Do not disturb
• Digits dialed with number auto-completion
• Anonymous caller blocking
• Support for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) (IP) dialing (vanity numbers)
• On-hook default audio configuration (speakerphone and headset)
• Multiple ring tones with selectable ring tone per line
• Called number with directory name matching
• Ability to call number using name: directory matching or via caller ID
• Subsequent incoming calls show calling name and number
• Date and time with support for intelligent daylight savings
• Call duration and start time stored in call logs
• Call timer
• Name and identity (text) displayed at startup
• Distinctive ringing based on calling and called number
• 10 user-downloadable ring tones
• Speed dialing, eight entries
• Configurable dial/numbering plan support
• Intercom*
• Group paging
• Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal, including Serial Tunnel (STUN) support
• DNS SRV and multiple A records for proxy lookup and proxy redundancy
• Syslog, debug, report generation, and event logging
• Support for highly secure encrypted voice communications
• Built-in web server for administration and configuration with multiple security levels
• Automated remote provisioning, multiple methods; up to 256 bit encryption (HTTP, HTTPS, Trivial File Transfer Protocol [TFTP])
• Option to require administrator password to reset unit to factory defaults

*Feature requires support by call server.
**Feature activated via feature code.

For more information please contact Datavo at 1-877-7-DATAVO.

myDatavo Assistant

The Datavo myDatavo Assistant is a lightweight application toolbar, designed to complement your myDatavo Web Portal. It offers automatic notifications and instant access to regularly used calling features making it a valuable tool for keeping your users connected.


myDatavo Assistant significantly enhances the user experience by enabling your users to access communication services at any time from their desktop. Subscribers can now access their most advanced telephony services from their computers, without having to change applications. 

An intuitive toolbar application, it allows your subscribers to:

• search their myDatavo contact list
• initiate and configure synchronization with Outlook contacts
• search contacts in an external LDAP directory
• initiate click-to-dial outgoing calls
• enable/disable key call services.

This integrated approach even provides extensions that allow your subscribers to initiate click-to-dial outgoing calls directly from Microsoft Outlook.


The myDatavo Assistant Notifier transparently maintains contact with myDatavo Web Portal so that it can alert subscribers whenever calls are incoming, or when a new voicemail is received, via a pop-up notification. The notification displays the name of the caller (pulled automatically from the user’s myDatavo contact lists), their number and the time of the message. In addition, when a user receives an incoming call, the notifier provides options to send the call to voicemail or forward it to another line, at the click of a button. Residing in the Windows system tray, it offers a notification area icon that shows voicemail status and provides a shortcut to myDatavo.


myDatavo Assistant allows users to easily change their status in much the same way they’re already used to doing through their instant message clients. A simple point and click allows users to select:

• Ring my phone – deactivates any other service that might be in effect
• Do not disturb – activates the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature
• Forward calls – to the previous five numbers used for forwarding or to a different number they can input
• Find Me Follow Me – delivers granular control over advanced call routing functionality.

Feel free to contact us at 1.877.7.DATAVO or www.datavo.com for more info.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Smartbiz - A myDatavo Hosted Phone Solution

myDatavo Smartbiz is a VoIP, cloud based, fully featured phone system that lets you manage extensions, view voicemail, faxes and handle inbound or outbound calls to your business lines from the web, through free mobile apps and Windows software. 

With the click of a few buttons you can manipulate call handling rules from anywhere in the world by accessing Datavo’s easy to use portal. Our web portal mobile apps not only give you complete control over your business extensions but convert your team’s smartphones and tablets into a fully featured desk phones; therefore, when your desk line rings, your devices with myDatavo mobile installed will ring at the same time.

With myDatavo SmartBiz you only need a high-speed internet connection and everyone at your business is making calls in no time. Unlike old systems, myDatavo Smartbiz does not have any expensive, bulky hardware and can be set up online in minutes. Your Datavo phones will be sent directly to your office and will arrive Datavo Ring Ready® so there’s no time wasted.

Ultimately, myDatavo SmartBiz delivers the features and services you require to communicate efficiently with customers and colleagues no matter where you are.

Included Features:

  • Administration Web Portal
  • myDatavo Mobile for iOS and Android
  • myDatavo Assistant Toolbar
  • myDatavo Communicator Softphone
  • Easy Phone Manager
  • Easy Call Manager
  • Music on Hold
  • Visual Voicemail with VM to Email
  • Phone Remote
  • Unified Contacts
  • Voice Mail Fusion
  • Call Jump
  • Cisco 3 line phone per Extension
  • Unlimited local, station-to-station or on-net calling

Premium Options:

  • MPLS dedicated T1 Access
  • Unlimited Additional Users
  • Easy or Premium Auto Attendant
  • Unified Fax Messaging
  • Incoming Call Manager
  • Voicemail Speech to Text
  • HD Conferencing
  • Installation Services Available

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

myDatavo Visual Voicemail

myDatavo Visual Voicemail allows you to see a list of the messages in your Voicemail box and choose which of them you want to play or delete, in whatever order you select, right from the your myDatavo Voicemail tab . Visual Voicemail lists your voice mail messages by date and time and also displays relevant information like caller name & callback number.

Visual Voicemail comes free with your myDatavo service and allows you to:
  • Listen to your messages in any order you want.
  • Swiftly get to your most important messages first.
  • Save numbers directly to your contacts list.
  • Has an option to receive and email alert when a message is received.
  • Instantly call the person back with the click of a button.