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Saving Money Without Compromising Quality

One of the things FidoNet helps a number of our customers with is reducing their overheads and outgoings, without compromising on quality.

Whether you need a virtual server, a dedicated server or just basic web hosting, we have the right plan for you. Compared to our competition (be it Rack Space, 1&1, Demon, etc) you consistently get more bang for your buck. Yes our headline prices might look more expensive, but these are generally all inclusive prices so there are no nasty surprises or shocks.

Cisco SPA504G Handset

Cisco SPA504G Handset

One other way Fido can help you save on your every day costs is with our SIP Trunk service.

Take an example of a small office with 4 phone lines on a BT Feature Line. They’re on one of BT’s best / cheapest plans, with 500 minutes included and additional minutes at just 10p for up to an hour and then 3.1p/min after that. Sounds great doesn’t it – except – their average call is usually 2-3 minutes in length, so they pay 10p for those 3 minutes. With Fido you pay 3p for the same call saving 70%.

Then look at the line rental. Basic BT Feature Lines cost £21.13 per line each month (£18.48 for the basic service, then add £2.65 per month for CallerID. This makes a 4 line service cost £84.52 per month (plus VAT). And you still have to pay BT for a Broadband connection at £25 per month, and depending on your deal maybe an extra £13 for line rental assuming you want Internet access at your office.

With FidoTalk, you have a 4 line virtual PBX for just £35 per month. That’s over a 40% saving just on line rental.

So your monthly bill (excluding broadband) comes to £84.52 with BT (or £35 with Fido) before you’ve made any calls.

Add in 500 minutes at 1p/min and you would pay Fido just £5 for those calls. Making the same package £40 on Fido and £84.52 on BT (or 53% cheaper) Interested yet?

Cisco SPA525G2 Handset

Cisco SPA525G2 Handset

Yes there are a few small setup costs .. You need new handsets .. these are £80 each for the basic version with a black and white display, or £160 for the colour version (which also supports Bluetooth and has WiFi built in). If you’re making a lot of calls and using the internet a lot at the same time, you might want to add a 2nd broadband line for failover and redundancy – so another £25 / month – but that’s still a saving of 40% after splashing out on a second broadband connection!

Now consider you make another 350 calls in the month an average of 3 minutes in length. You pay BT £42 for those calls (remember 10p for the first hour, plus a 2p connection charge!) … or Fido just £7 – a whopping saving of £35 on calls in the month or an amazing 84%.

This average, small office saves £780 just on line rental, let alone a further £500+ a year on calls. That more than covers the small setup costs (£320 for handsets).

Now factor this out to an office of 20-30 people, making maybe 20,000 minutes of calls per month. That’s a saving of over £1,000 a month compared to one of BTs most competitive and “cheapest” tariffs.

Interested now? Talk to us today to find out how we can help save your business serious money!

Headline Rates
UK National @ 1.0p/min
UK Mobiles @ 6.5p/min

1p connection charge, minimum duration 1 minute. Calls billed by the second after the first minute.

Fido.Net’s team of experienced engineers and management have been working in the internet industry since its inception in the UK back in 1992. Jon Morby, the founder and owner of Fido.Net originally started in IT as far back as 1982, and was one of the UK (and Europe’s) main importers of both email and echomail for the fidonet network of amateur bulletin boards, running the Internet gateway from 1985 through to 1994. Jon Morby - founder of Fido.Net. Although enjoying a successful career in Stock Broking working out of the Birmingham Stock Exchange, Jon felt the real future was in the Internet; and after some persuasion by Demon’s then Managing Director Cliff Stanford, Jon joined Demon Internet Ltd, initially responsible for their Birmingham Point of Presence (PoP) from 1993 to 1995 and then moving to London to supervise Demon’s growing technical support team. By the time Jon finally left Demon in January 2000 he was their Advanced Technologies Manager responsible for managing the development and implementation of the next generation systems which Scottish Telecom (now Thus PLC) and Demon would be rolling out over the next 3-5 years – a far cry from his original days running a support desk of 5 staff! Fido.Net’s senior staff have had a grounding in the Internet with the majority of them having worked for ISP’s such as Demon Internet, EasyNet and other main stream UK Service Providers, as well as some of the first large Internet Portals (including online trading experts The Interactive Investor, and the not so successful

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