Kristian Torode

Having spent over ten years working for various Telcos within Sales, Kristian decided to set up Crystaline in May 2010 to consult with SMEs to supply Mobile, Voice, Data & Unified Comms with truly World Class Service. Kristian’s expertise includes an excellent understanding of the various products & services available. Kristian is a keen rugby and Liverpool fan and participates in several triathlons each year.

Finding The Perfect Smartphone for Your Business

Business Smartphone Choice, Crystaline Telecommunications, Smartphone Specifications, Importance of Calls in Business, Smartphone for Remote Work, iPhone 15 Features, Business Communication Apps, Phone Storage and Performance, Smartphone Battery Life

To ensure a healthy communication with clients, corporates have to find the right business smartphone to the highest capabilities.

Just in: the iPhone 15

What new features does the iPhone 15 offer to simplify business comms? September only means one thing in the mobile device world, Apple’s annual launch event. This year, among other releases, the event brought all the details of the iPhone 15 — Apple’s latest handset upgrade. Here, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business communication technology provider, Crystaline, summarises […]

Editor's ChoiceSix Steps to Prepare for the PSTN Switch Off: Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Digital

PSTN Switch Off

With less than three years to go before the PSTN switch off, all businesses must prepare now to ensure minimal disruption. But with one in four businesses unaware of the PSTN switch-off, how can they get ready for the change? Here, Kristian Torode, co-founder and director of business telecoms services provider Crystaline, explains six steps […]

2023: The Year of UK 5G? The Rollout Continues to Expand Its Reach


As the new year gets into full swing, we can look back at the progress made to roll out 5G in 2022, and what we can expect from 2023. While many of us have been left less than enamoured by the UK’s lagging 5G rollout, 2023 could be the year we see things change for […]

Busting PSTN Switch Off Myths: Internet-based VoIP Calls Are the Future of Comms

PSTN switch off

It’s now less than three years until the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is switched off in the UK, which means businesses must switch to digital now. With so much misinformation around how to navigate this switch off, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business telecoms services provider, Crystaline, busts some of PSTN switch off […]

A Year in Smartphones: The Top Mobile Devices Launches from 2022

Top Mobile Devices

2022 has been full of new mobile devices with never-before-seen features for Apple stans and Android fans alike. If you’re thinking of upgrading your business comms set up, but not sure on what’s best for your needs, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business mobile provider Crystaline, recaps the latest devices to hit the shelves in the past […]

Is It the End of Emails?

end of emails

Emails Could Be Replaced as the Communication Staple Emails have held their position as a centerpiece of workplace communications for years — they’re quick, simple, and free to use. But recent data suggest emails are slowly being replaced by real-time communication apps, like Slack and Microsoft Teams. So, in a time of instant messaging, is […]

The End of eSIM Cards: If Apple Is Doing It, It Must Be Cool, Right?

Remember floppy disks? Nowadays, we wouldn’t dream of storing our data on such a bulky storage device. In fact, even the humble USB stick’s use is dwindling as everything heads to the cloud. But we all still use SIM cards, don’t we? Not for much longer — Apple has removed SIM card trays for all […]

Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

Gen Z Workers

Flexibility will be Key to Keeping your Next Cohort of Colleagues Happy Watch out — Gen Z is about to take over the office. Born between 1997 and 2012, the new generation of employees is entering the workforce. And they’re causing quite a stir. Favouring a better work-life balance over typical priorities, like salary, businesses […]

The Technology Required to Upgrade your Business Phone System

Is your business phone system future ready? Hybrid working, employee flexibility and structural changes to the UK’s telephone network mean that it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to consider the suitability of their current phone system. The two futureproofed contenders are Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. But how […]