Snap-happy smartphone owners ditching digital cameras

Smartphone replacing the Camera?

Smartphones have led to many changes – some good, some bad.

They’ve changed how we interact with friends and family. They’ve changed how we interact with the world via social media. They’ve changed how we surf the web.

They’ve changed how we shop. They’ve even changed how travel and get from A to B. And one of the most interesting developments is how they’ve changed the way we take pictures to document the trivial and important events that happen each and every day around the world. Continue reading Snap-happy smartphone owners ditching digital cameras

Cardiff commuters top customer service poll

How is your commute to the office?

Who can honestly say they enjoy their commute to work? And who can honestly say that travelling to the office on public transport – and in particular by rail – is anything other than an ordeal?

Overcrowded trains and rising ticket prices are a bugbear for thousands of commuters in the UK, not to mention services that are delayed or cancelled altogether. Continue reading Cardiff commuters top customer service poll

Businesses urged to use Twitter to avoid Olympic travel disruption

Business travel plans during the Olympics
The countdown to the Olympics is now less than 40 days and businesses can keep up to date with travel disruption caused by the sporting extravaganza via a designated Twitter service.

London’s travel network will be under the spotlight this summer during the Olympic Games as hundreds of thousands of extra journeys will be made in and around the city, causing potential problems for companies operating in close proximity. Continue reading Businesses urged to use Twitter to avoid Olympic travel disruption

How our FREE call management package can help your business to prosper

Here at 0800numbershop.co.uk, as our name suggests, we are the leading provider of freephone 0800 numbers in the UK – but that’s only part of the service we offer!

That’s because our customers receive a helpful call management package free of charge as an added bonus.

Here we look at what’s in the package and the different business solutions we offer for free: Continue reading How our FREE call management package can help your business to prosper

Remembering Phone Numbers – A Thing of The Past?

Remembering Phone Numbers

(Photo courtesy of Margaret Stranks on Flickr)

Remember the days when you could recite 4 or 5 phone numbers off by heart? They were usually landlines to be fair which is pretty easy once you have the area code down. When the first mobile phones came out it was admittedly harder to get the important numbers entrenched in your brain but we managed it! Since mobile phones have become increasingly smarter, the need to remember numbers off by heart has diminished. The majority of us have our electronic phone books to hand, if not close to, most of the time. Continue reading Remembering Phone Numbers – A Thing of The Past?

Why phone calls are still the best way for customers to contact your business


Phone CallsToday, there are so many ways in which customers can get in touch with businesses. As well as popping into their shop, they can also e-mail you, send you a message via a social networking site like Facebook or, if they’re unsure of how to go through, will use more traditional means such as calling you.

While e-mail and text enquiries are all useful and convenient, most people prefer to get in touch with a company by phone, and here are some of the reasons why this is the case: Continue reading Why phone calls are still the best way for customers to contact your business