Built by owners, for owners.

The OwnerRez Blog

A blog about our thoughts, services, upcoming features and the industry at large.

New phone types

In addition to changing charge types, we've also changed phone types.  The phone types list is scattered throughout the interface, from the control panel to the public guest forms, so you'll see these changes in quite a few places.

phone types

The old list of phone types was much bigger:

  • Assistant
  • Business
  • Business 2
  • Business Fax
  • Callback
  • Car
  • Company
  • Home
  • Home 2
  • Home Fax
  • Isdn
  • Mobile
  • Unknown
  • Other Fax
  • Pager
  • Primary
  • Radio
  • Telex

Our reason for consolidating the list down to the new values was very straightforward: we like simple pragmatic options.

The old list was copied from some CRM system that one of the developers used a year ago, and it's been a source of humor and target for derision ever since.  Who the heck uses an ISDN modem anymore, and - more importantly - why would you care about recording that number?

A simple query of the database showed that, across many thousands of bookings, no one used most of the types.  So we consolidated.

All 'Company' and 'Business' types were merged into 'Work'.  All weird types were removed.  The list is now clean and simple.

The fastest, most-professional way to book is with OwnerRez, the leader in online vacation rental software.  Sign up for your free account!
In order to leave a comment, please login.  If you don't have an account, get one now in less than 30 seconds.
What is OwnerRez?

We are an online booking service for vacation rental property that helps managers and owners save time, create quotes and bookings faster, look professional and keep detailed records without needing an accountant or staff.