Telecom For Dummies Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0471770855
ISBN-10: 047177085X
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From the Back Cover

New to telecom? Get the scoop on all the basics

Order, maintain, and troubleshoot telecom services from area codes to VoIP

So you're now in charge of all that telecommunications stuff? Don't panic — here's your secret weapon! This plain-English guide will fill you in on the products, services, maintenance procedures, and key players in the telecom world, help you choose the most economical solutions for your business, and make you look good to the boss.

Discover how to

  • Decide what your company needs
  • Analyze telecom carriers
  • Negotiate the best deal
  • Move phone numbers to another carrier
  • Order toll-free numbers
  • Recognize the causes of common problems

About 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.

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  • File Size: 4488 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 047177085X
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003S9VTJQ
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By Thomas Duff HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
So where was this book when I started working for Enron Broadband??? I could have used it... Telecom For Dummies by Stephen P. Olejniczak.

Contents:

Part 1 - The ABCs of Telecom Service: A Buyer's Scoop on Telecom; Making (And Living with) Telecom Decisions; Getting Around the Telecom Neighborhood

Part 2 - Reviewing Telecom Products and Prices: Understanding Dedicated Service Requirements; Meeting Toll-Free Service, the Red-Headed Stepchild of Telecom; Getting the Non-Accountant's Guide to Your Phone Bill

Part 3 - Ordering and Setting Up Telecom Service: Ordering Regular Phone Lines and New Long-Distance Service; Ordering Dedicated Service; Ordering Toll-Free Service; Activating Your Dedicated Circuit and Toll-Free Numbers

Part 4 - Taking Care of Your Telecom System: Maintaining Your Telecom Services; Troubleshooting Switched Network Issues; Troubleshooting Your Dedicated Circuits

Part 5 - What's Hot (Or Just Geeky) in the Telecom World: Transferring Data, Not Just Voice Content; Riding The Internet Wave - VoIP

Part 6 - The Part Of Ten: Ten Acronyms and What They Really Mean; Ten Troublesome Telecom Traits to Avoid; Ten Places To Go for Hints and Help

Appendix - Making a Loopback Plug; Index

This is one of those Dummies titles that may sound a little strange at first, but quickly starts delivering the goods. The audience here is anyone who is responsible for maintaining the phone system in an organization. This could be a new technician just starting to learn the ropes, or a small business owner who needs something more than just one phone line to run their business.
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This book is an outstanding resource for non-telcom professionals specifically business consumers of telcom products. I am in the telecom biz (customer service) and bought the book because my company provided absolutely no training and I have found it an invaluable resource. I highly recommend for any consumer of telecom services or for those of us just starting out working in the telecom biz who need a basic understanding of the telecom biz.
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I am purchasing this again for the second time. The first time was back in 2008 when I began working for the Government as a Telecommunications Contracting Officer, contracting for internal and external Government agencies. I had no knowledge or experience whatsoever with telecommunications and needed something clear and concise I could go to for information and to learn the basics of Telecommunications and networking, etc. I looked at what other sources have now become available as well, and found that the telecom for dummies is still the best choice for what I need.

I only worked in my original position in 2008 for only 1 year, and after several personal moves, as well as office moves, the book got lost along the way. I am now once again moving into a brand new telecommunications contracting division, supporting our national telecommunications Services Department and once again I need to start from scratch. Not having used the information for eight years, and not being much of a techie to begin with, I need to really read this from front to back instead of like the last time, just using it for reference.
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This is the guide to telecom I wish I had when I first started in the business. The very first "For Dummies" manual that I read cover to cover. Great for veteran Telecom expert as well as for a newbie in the business.
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This book is flat out great. The author's humor and overall way of writing keeps you interested in the content all throughout the book. If you have basic to no telecom experience this book will walk you through step by step without being overally technical. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of technical information in this book as well, but it is presented in such a manner that it almost doesn't seem so technical.

The only sections I skipped were the ones on Troubleshooting. Since that topic covered such a wide range of setups and configurations, I did want to spend the time on the "theory" behind it all now. I do see that section as an excellent reference if encountered with actual real world telecom problems in the future though.

Overall I would highly suggest this book if you require incite into the world of telecom for your job or your own business.
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came in very handy when i moved from wireless sales to the landline side, selling voice and data. especially good for ISDN PRI, LD, and T-1 private line or Internet.
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By Amy on December 21, 2013
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I was fresh to the telecom business and this book got me up to speed fast! It stays by my desk in case i need to look something up,
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This isn't really a book about telecom but about how to use a telephone and an earlier version of internet access. Plus it's dated.
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