PROS / AT&T provides a two-year warranty on its products. This system includes many online resources, including product guides and a video gallery.
CONS / This small-business phone system does not offer instant-messaging capabilities. Softphones are not available with this system.
VERDICT / AT&T Synapse is a basic phone system for your small business. It has all of the features you need, but it doesn’t offer any tools that make it stand out when compared to similar companies.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top small business phone systems here.
AT&T Synapse is an on-premise phone system for a small business. This system will work for businesses with one to 100 users, and it provides a large feature set filled with many basic and advanced calling tools. Synapse provides a handful of hardware options to ensure that you find the perfect phone to help you accomplish your company’s daily work. However, this office phone system does lack a few features that you will find in several similar services, which is why it did not rank higher on our lineup.
This small-business phone system can handle up to 100 users. This should be a more-than-adequate number of phones for a small business, but if you have plans to expand your company, the limit may be a drawback. Synapse also provides conferencing capabilities and unified messaging tools, which allows you to receive voicemails through your email inbox. However, this system does not include any type of instant-messaging capabilities that would allow your employees to communicate quickly. Such a tool would be handy for when employees need information and don't want to place a customer on hold.
AT&T Synapse provides all of your basic calling features. Call transfers, an auto-attendant and customizable hold and voicemail recordings are all included with this office phone solution. Additionally, a handful of IP and DECT phone models are available. However, there are no compatible softphones.
AT&T includes a two-year warranty with all of its phone products. We are pleased with this warranty, as many providers only offer a one-year warranty. If you wish to speak directly with an AT&T Synapse representative, email, telephone and live chat options are available on the company website. There are also a handful of online resources to assist you. These include tech guides, product information sheets and a video gallery. However, we could not find a blog or FAQs as additional resources.
AT&T Synapse has all of the basic and a handful of advanced features. This solution can handle up to 100 users, and a selection of phones are available to ensure your company has the ideal device for your business. We are also impressed with the warranty included on these products. However, there are a few drawbacks to this system, such as the lack of instant-messaging capabilities or softphones. Nonetheless, this system has plenty to ensure you have the tools and the resources you need to easily communicate with your customers.